The delicious apple flavour is baked right in, making every bite as good as the last. Any firm U.S.-grown apple works well in this recipe.
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
- 2 USA Fuji* apples, peeled and diced (about 2 ½ cups/625 mL)
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) corn starch
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) water
- 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
- 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
- 6 tbsp (90 mL) cold butter, grated
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) sugar
- 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
- ½ tsp (2 mL) kosher or sea salt
- ¾ cup (180 mL) milk
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) coarse sugar
- Apple Filling: Melt butter over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add apples, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, water and cinnamon. Cook stirring frequently until apples have softened and sauce has thickened; about 5 minutes. Spread filling onto a large plate to cool quickly.
- Scone: In a large bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt. Work butter into flour to create coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until just combined; fold in cooled apple filling. Scrape scone dough into a parchment lined 11-inch (28 cm) cast iron pan and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into 8 wedges.
Tip: Any firm apple, such as Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Golden Delicious or Cripps Pink will work equally well.