Apple scones with apple pie spiced icing

If you haven’t noticed it’s officially fall. There are pumpkins everywhere, talk about Halloween costumes, pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that (guilty), the fall foliage is appearing, mum flowers and football season. My favorite season is here and I love every bit of it, except for the multitude of rainy days.

In years past I tended to not go too crazy over pumpkin and apple recipes. My mind has seriously changed this year and I don’t seem to mind one bit. I’ve made pumpkin pretzel bites and pumpkin cinnamon roll muffins.

Now it’s time to show some extra LOVE to apples. Apples are perfect slathered in nutella or peanut butter for a quick morning or afternoon snack. I rarely use them in cooking and baking and its time for CHANGE.

apple scones

A week or two ago I made these scones. I loved and enjoyed making them so much that I decided to incorporate apples into the recipe. Originally I had decided to top them off with a salted caramel sauce. Well, patience is not a virtue of mine and I didn’t allow it time to turn a dark amber color. Let’s just say it would have looked more like butter on top. That clearly wouldn’t work so I decided to turn directions towards an apple pie spice icing.

Apple scones with apple pie spice icing

My opinion the icing turned out better than the salted caramel and was much easier to make. These are moist, delicate and are perfect for your breakfast any day.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Apple scones with apple pie spice icing

Apple scones with apple pie spice icing


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup diced honeycrisp apples

Apple pie spice icing

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Using a pastry blender or fork cut in the cold butter creating small crumbs.  Stir in the cream and gently fold in the apples.

Knead the dough on a well floured surface.  You may have to add up to 1/4 cup extra flour if dough is still sticky.  Roll out into a rectangular shape making sure the dough is at least an inch in thickness.  Cut into triangular pieces and lay on a baking mat or parchment paper.

Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Apple pie spice icing

In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients.  Use a hand mixer and blend until smooth.  Place the icing in a ziploc or icing bag to pipe over the top of the scones.

Adapted from my bacon cheddar scones recipe

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16 comments on “Apple scones with apple pie spice icing”

  1. These look perfect! It so is officially fall – though I went to the pumpkin patch this weekend and it was 80 degrees!

  2. I’m a sucker for scones – you just get me.

  3. I wish I had one to go with my coffee right now!

  4. I would kill for a bite right now!! Love scones!!

  5. OH MY YES!!! My breakfast was not nearly as satisfying as this.

  6. The apple goodness is oozing from these scones!

  7. Fall has definitely made its presence known, at least on the internet 🙂
    Love these scones!

  8. These scones are beautiful and definitely perfect for getting into a fall mood!

  9. I just LOVE how full of apples these are

  10. I look forward to fall for the apples and pumpkins too. I enjoy the cooler temperatures but am not much fond of what comes after this season. 🙂 That being said, I could definitely use a batch of your scones in the morning with my cup of coffee. Even though I adore caramel, I think your apple pie spice icing looks delectable.

  11. The perfect fall pastry! I love the feeling apple pie spice gives me, it’s like being wrapped up in a warm blanket!

  12. Apples are one of my favorites! These scones look perfect and then there is icing on top! Icing makes everything better!

  13. I ADORE baked apple treats, and scones take me to my happy place. I think the glaze turned out exactly how it was meant to be too!

  14. Awesome recipe—-apples in scones. I don’t think I have had that. I am a scone baker and eater. So thank you.

  15. I don’t think I have seen scones look this good EVER. Totally loving the little icing drizzle on top, craving one to devour now!

  16. I love honeycrisp apples in baking. They hold up so well with a great texture. Yum!

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