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Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

These tender, flaky Apple Cider Scones are filled with warm apple pie spices, shredded apple, and apple cider! Topping them off is a sweet Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze!

Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

There are few things that I like more with a cup of coffee or tea than a fresh baked scone. Especially on a Monday morning! I was looking back to see what flavor combinations I’d made this year and realized I only have three scones recipes this year!

Considering how many I’ve eaten, three recipes hardly does my love for scones justice! Though I’m sure you probably appreciate not being overrun with scone recipes!

Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

These apple cider scones with a sweet brown sugar glaze are the perfect pairing to your coffee on a chilly fall morning! The tender, flaky scones are filled with all of the warm flavors that come to mind when you think fall.

Apple pie spices, shredded fall apples, and fresh apple cider. And to top off all of the apple flavor? A sweet cinnamon brown sugar glaze!

Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze from A Kitchen Addiction

Make sure to knead the dough gently and only as long as needed to get the dough to form. It will be a little “shaggy” looking and slightly sticky from the shredded apple, but that’s okay. If you work with the dough too long, the scones will turn out tough and dry.

Once you get the scones in the oven, let the baking magic happen to transform the dough into soft, tender scones. Then sit back and take a few minutes to relax with your fresh baked scones and hot cup of coffee!

Mini Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze
Serves: 8-10
  • For the Scones
  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 C butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/3 C apple cider**
  • 3 tbsp half & half or milk of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 C shredded apple
  • half & half for topping, optional
  • cinnamon sugar for topping, optional
  • For the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Glaze
  • 1/2 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp half & half or milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together apple cider, half & half, egg, and maple extract.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in shredded apple until just combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead dough into a ball. Shape into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges or use a 2 -3 inch circle cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out dough. Brush with half & half. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Take care to not overbake to prevent scones from getting too dry.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Stir together all ingredients of the glaze until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the top of scones. Allow glaze to harden and serve.
**For stronger apple cider flavor, take 2/3 cup apple cider and simmer it on medium-low heat until reduced in half. Allow cider to cool before using in recipe.

Apple Cider Scones with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Glaze from A Kitchen Addiction


Thursday 27th of October 2016

You make the best scones! I love the cozy fall flavors in here! They look amazing!


Wednesday 26th of October 2016

These are some of the best looking scones ever and I love these fall flavors! That glaze looks downright amazing!

Taylor Kiser

Monday 24th of October 2016

Love the fall flavors in these scones! They will make a delicious breakfast treat with my morning cup of coffee!


Monday 24th of October 2016

These look incredible! i love apple cider and cider donuts, so I know these scones are delicious :)

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Monday 24th of October 2016

It has been way, way, WAY too long since I have made scones! You have me convinced I need to work on that! Love this fall scone with that awesome drizzle on top!!!