Creamy scones are always a treat. Sweetened with applesauce and full of diced apples, this recipe is a teatime classic.

Yield: Makes about 12.



  • ​2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup salted butter, chilled and cubed
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp golden granulated sugar crystals


  1. ​Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until dough resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Whisk together ¼ cup whipping cream, apple sauce, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add cream mixture to flour mixture and process just until dough starts to come together.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Fold apples into dough and knead dough gently just until apples are evenly distributed. Roll out dough ½ inch thick.
  5. Using a floured 2½ inch round cookie cutter, cut dough into rounds. You may re-roll dough once if required. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush with 2 tbsp whipping cream and sprinkle with sugar crystals, dividing evenly.
  6. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 – 15 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

184 calories, 8.1 g fat, 2.9 g protein, 24.7 g carbohydrate, 0.9 g fibre, 135 mg sodium

Tip: We used Kraft Foods Sugar in the Raw Turbinado Style Golden Sugar for the golden granulated sugar crystals.