- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced small
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cups buttermilk
- Maple Glaze
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar.
- Place a rack into the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and salt.Cut butter into smaller pieces and with a pastry cutter, cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.In a medium bowl, toss the chopped apples with the teaspoon of lemon juice.In a small mixing bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over the apples and toss to completely coat.Add to the flour mixture and mix.In another small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk.Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until it just comes together. Then using a rubber spatula, knead and fold it together about 8 to 10 times.Prepare a flat surface by dusting it with flour, and turn the dough out onto it.Divide the dough in half and pat each into a circle approximately 5 inches in diameter on the prepared baking sheet. Cut the dough into 6 wedges, but do not separate. Cutting it before baking allows for easy separation, but keeping the wedges together during baking allowed for the scones to be bit more moist than is typical.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are lightly golden and firm. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes while you prepare the glaze.GlazeIn a medium microwavable bowl, melt together the butter and maple syrup for 30 seconds in the microwave on high.Whisk to mix well.Whisk in the confectioners’ sugar until thoroughly combined and smooth.Drizzle over scones and serve.