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I just cannot even, I mean, gosh! These are the best scone evah!!!! I even ate gobs of the dough and apples! I know, I should go hide in a box cowering in embarrassment but it was so good. And then, I stinking made the browned butter glaze. Just forget it. I was done in. Who knew that scones were more than delicious, but instead life changing? Liberte, liberte knew. You see we decided to work together and we talked about creating something perfectly delicious to go with yogurt. I thought scones. They are flaky and wonderful. It was perfect.

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The older I get the more centered I feel in my life. I feel like I know myself better, I can make better decisions and I’m a little more aware of life, others and what’s truly important. One thing that I’ve really been working on lately is finding opportunities to make life special. I don’t mean spend gobs of money or take things over the top that aren’t necessary, but instead to make a special treat that I know my family will love, or go on a special mommy daughter date/ date with my husband. Just anything to really break up the monotony of life and instead be really present and take it all in. That’s really why I decided to make these scones.

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When I was growing up I remember thinking that scones, tarts and other pretty baked goods were for really special occasions like brunch in a fancy restaurant or for really wealthy people with maids etc. I know, a little ridiculous now that I’m grown up. I don’t know where I got that thought, but I always loved the idea of being fancy and feeling special. I still think we all need to take a little time to make something special, and just relax whether it’s a little brunch with your girlfriends, a private breakfast with your spouse before the kids wake up or an afternoon “tea party” with your little girls.

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So, we discovered Liberte Greek yogurt and it is so creamy, thick and although it’s healthier than many yogurts it feels so decadant. Which means for the little “tea party” I was going to have with the girls I wanted a scone that would go well with it. Browned butter apple pie scones. Don’t worry the browned butter glaze is not too rich for anyone. It’s a cooked glaze and our three year old devorured the spoon to lick.

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I started these scones with self rising flour. That was my first stroke of genius. Hooray for letting the flour do all of the work without needing anything else. Then there’s the apples. Just try to not eat them all before they even go in the dough. All you have to do is cook  them with a little butter, remove from heat and toss with brown and white sugar. Oh my sweet mercy. Delicious. Next just cut butter into the dry mixture, add the apples (the flour keeps them from clumping and sinking to the bottom) mix and stir in the cream. You’ll want to let the dough rest for 30 minutes in the freezer so the gluten can rest. Shape, bake, and start on the glaze right before they are done. Just brown butter, add powdered sugar and a little cream. Whisk and quickly drizzle over the hot scones.

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Let the scones rest for 10 minutes so the texture can settle and then enjoy warm scones and creamy, delightful yogurt, taking in every little bit of this beautiful life we live. Do you do anything to slow down and make life special?

Are Scones Biscuits?

The main difference between scones and biscuits is eggs.

Scones have eggs, biscuits don’t.

Are Scones Sweet?

Scones are not really sweets, as in desserts.

A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.

Are Apples Nutritious?

Apples are rich in antioxidants and contain a high level of fiber.

There are many benefits to eating apples including a reduced risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Brown Butter Glazed Apple Pie Scones

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Brown Butter Glazed Apple Pie Scones

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
These are the best scone evah!!!! They are flaky and wonderful.


For the Scones

  • 2 Cups self rising flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into small chunks
  • 1 Cup cream plus 1 tablespoon for brushing the dough
  • coarse sugar *optional
  • glazed apples -recipe follows

Glazed Apples

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples peeled and cut into 1/4 inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Browned Butter Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 Cup heavy cream


For the Glazed Apples

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Once melted add the apples and stir to combine.
  • Place a lid over the skillet and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until dry.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle both white and brown sugar over the top and toss until evenly coated.
  • Cool.

For the Scones

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • Whisk to combine and sprinkle with butter.
  • Cut the butter in using a pastry cutter or two knives.
  • Alternatively you can use a food processor, pulsing to cut in the butter.
  • Stop when the butter is throughout the flour like little peas, some pieces bigger and some smaller.
  • Toss the apples into the mixture and stir to evenly combine.
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in the heavy cream until the dough starts to form a ball.
  • Dump everything on a clean counter top and knead until the dough comes together.
  • Place in a bowl, cover tightly with saran wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 425
  • Remove the scone dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Form the dough into a thick, flat disk and cut into wedges, about 8.
  • Separate each wedge and brush with a little heavy cream, sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake for 12-14 minutes or until dry and golden.

For the Glaze

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Once it begins to melt start whisking until the butter begins to foam. The butter should then change color to turn amber.
  • Remove from the heat and quickly whisk in the heavy cream and powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle over hot scones and enjoy!


scones will keep 1-2 days at room temperature
Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Glazed Apple Pie Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 911IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • These look delicious and I’m thinking to do them for Christmas breakfast. 2 questions though: 
    1) do you think all-purpose flour would work ok?

    2) do you think you could make the dough the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight so in the morning you could just bake them?

    Thank you- I love your recipes!!

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    • Hi Abbey, You need the self rising flour because of the leavener and unfortunately letting the dough rest doesn’t do that well.

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  • I can’tell wait to try. Sounds delicious and easy!!! Do you have a news letter? I am interested in receiving your posts Thanks so much

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  • I found the apple pie scone recipe, thanks so much’

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    • Oh good! Glad you got it!

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  • I have been following your blog for quite sometime. Today, I finally had to say I love every recipe of your blog. These brown butter apple pie scone is absolute irresistible. I am drooling over it and heading to my kitchen to get my hands on this dessert recipe.

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    • Oh my goodness, how very kind of you. Thank you so much for taking the time to come leave a comment and we look forward to hearing from you more!

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  • I make scones almost every weekend, so I’m always looking for new flavors to try. These were absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Oh I wish I was at your house! I love scones but don’t make them enough. Thanks for the comment!

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  • I just found your site, read your apple pie scone recipe,they sound scrumdelisious so hope I don’t get the desire to start making them during the night.? I can hardly wait to make, bake & eat them. YUM¡!YUM!!?(cjf)Carolyn

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    • Yay!!! I love them!

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  • I too must not of cooked the apples until they were dry. I added more flour but that didn’t work, so I just baked them. Just wanted to say , I will be making them again, but make sure I do it right next time! They were delish!!

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    • It’s my problem almost every time, wanting to stop cooking before they are dried out but it makes such a huge difference.

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  • these are so delicious I am making them a second time! I realized my mistake was not cooking apples til ALL liquid is gone- there was a bunch of liquid in mine again, even with the right apples. I think next time (there WILL be a next time…) I won’t cover my skillet while the apples cook, and I’ll use a little less butter on them too. This time I added a bit more flour to make up for the wet apples…I will let you know how they turn out when I bake them in the morning…set dough in fridge, hopefully that works okay!

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    • hmmm, how long are you cooking the apples? I’ve made them a few more times since you last did and the liquid all cooks out. Maybe let them go a little longer.

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  • I would love to see step by step pictures for your recipes- especially this one. My dough was waaay more wet than yours looks. I added about 1/2 cup more flour- and it’s still wet. could be because I didn’t use granny apples 🙁 It is baking now, we’ll see how it turns out!

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    • Megan, I’ll have to try to do that. Step by steps take so much time and with little ones at home and one post already taking about 6 hours to do I just gave up on them. But I promise I will totally try to help.Granny apples aren’t as soft as other apples which keeps the moisture down, also making sure they are cooked until dry so no additional liquid gets added is key. When baking make sure they have space between them so they can evenly bake without steaming from being too close together. Sorry. 🙁 I wish I had more hours in the day, but I’ll certainly do my best to make this happen for you soon!

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  • I followed your recipe exactly, but I didn’t get the same results that you did. I had to leaved the scones in the oven for longer than 14min. Also, the dough was way too wet to cut and separate before putting in the oven. Any suggestions?

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  • I would like to be on your email list

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  • I used to think that scones were always reserved for high tea and not everyday…now I want one EVERYDAY, high tea or NOT!! Beautimus!

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  • These are definitely stunning and I love your new website design.

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    • yay!! Me too! The girls did such a beautiful job.

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  • Love the great new look. I’d also love to have one of these luscious scones this morning.

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    • I miss you! How was Dallas?! Email me!

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  • Well, you know that I love the design! 🙂 And these scones? I’m totally in love!

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  • These scones look delicious! That brown butter is calling my name. Yummy!

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    • Thank you!! Brown butter is seriously so glorious

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  • Oh how delightful 🙂 apple pie scones sound incredible, I am especially loving the glaze!!

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    • Thank you!! I seriously love that glaze. OBSESSED!

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  • LOVE the redesign, Carrian! And these scones, with Liberte yogurt on the side? Perfection.

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  • YUM! I think I need these ASAP.

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  • love the redesign, clean and uncluttered, easy to navigate!

    i’m making these tonight, tomorrow is just too far away…

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  • Beautiful blog and your post is really motivating me to do something new and special! Maybe I’ll start with the scones 🙂

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    • yay! That makes me so happy! If you do I’d love to hear about it!

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  • I can’t decide what looks more beautiful: the blog’s new look or these scones. Both are fantastic! This new theme is so elegant, I looove it. And those scones?? Fabulous. I love apples + brown butter together, so I’m definitely triying them 😉

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    • you are so darn sweet! Thank you!

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  • Love the new look! These scones are perfect! Love that you top them with a brown butter glaze!

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  • It’s beautiful, Carrian! I love simply everything about it (your Recipe Index is awesome…:). Erin and Melissa at Wooden Spoons are rockstars!

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    • THANK YOU!!! Talk soon, SS! 😉

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  • Beautiful redesign, Carrian! And the scones – absolutely fabulous!

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  • NEED THESE NOW! I went apple picking last weekend and have been slowly using the 11 pounds of Jonagolds. There goes another two for this recipe…can’t wait 😉

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  • Love the new site Carrian, look great! a do these scones look amazing. I love me some brown butta!!

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  • These look delicious! I love your new site, very pretty! Wooden Spoons does a great job!

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  • Dying over these…. And LOVE the new site design! congrats!

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  • I must have this. great, beautiful post. i can’t wait to try this… perfect weekend fall activity 🙂

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  • Love the redesign!! Like shanna said, i hope this doesn’t show up in all caps for me either haha i’m not yelling!!

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  • The site looks amazing! So cute and so you!!

    Love the scones too!

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  • The new site looks great! it’s always fun to have a change. These scones look absolutely amazing. note to self: never visit your site when you are hungry! have a great weekend.

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  • You had me with that first photo of the scones!! I just recently found your site and I’ve been enjoying all of the great blogs and wonderful recipes. I was disappointed when I saw you were down for an upgrade but the changes are great and I know it will make visiting your site even better. I adore scones and apples and LOVE browned butter. You got them all in one perfect treat. I agree life should be celebrated and great food makes it even more of a celebration. Looking forward to more great recipes and blogs!!!

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    • Linda, can’t wait to see more of you around! Thanks for the sweet compliments!

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