Delight your brunch guests with Cinnamon Apple-Cream Cheese Scones. These apple-cream cheese scones have great cinnamon flavor to start your day.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2-1/3 cups flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 small apple, finely chopped
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and spices in large bowl until blended. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in apples. Beat Neufchatel and egg in small bowl until blended; gradually add milk until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir until blended and mixture forms soft dough.
Drop dough into 8 mounds, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
Bake 16 to 18 min. or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Substitute 1-1/8 tsp. apple pie spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar before baking.
How to Cut In Butter
When a recipe calls for cutting butter into a dry mixture, make sure the butter is cold. Slice the butter into tablespoon-size portions, then add to the dry mixture. Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients. When the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and the butter pieces are pea-sized, it has reached the proper consistency.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.