Caramel Apple Scones
Yield: 8 large scones
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups peeled and diced apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the Scones:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup greek yogurt*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
For the Caramel Glaze:
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
Prepare the apples:
  1. Combine the apples, butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Transfer to a bowl and pop in the freezer while you make the scone dough.
For the Scones:
  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add the butter and use your hands to spread and mix until pea-sized crumbs form. (You can also use two knives, a pastry cutter, or a food processor.)
  2. Fold in the yogurt and apples until the dough comes together (don't overmix, and use your hands if needed to smush it all together- it's a dry dough).
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and and form a 9 inch circle, about 2 inches thick. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into equal wedges.
  4. Place the un-baked scones on your prepared baking sheet, leaving about ½-inch between scones.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are cooked through and no longer doughy in the middle. Let them cool for a few minutes- and then transfer to a cooling rack.
To make the icing:
  1. In small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and milk. Cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
  2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and mix in medium speed to cool the mixture slightly. Stir in the vanilla and ½ cup sifted powdered sugar.
  3. Beat with a whisk or an electric mixer until well blended. If necessary, add more milk or powdered sugar to get the right consistency.
  4. Drizzle icing over warm scones.
Notes
*buttermilk, regular yogurt, or sour cream would work too

Recipe originally adapted from: Recipe Girl
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/caramel-apple-scones/