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four scones drizzled with caramel sauce on a metal cooling rack

Apple Scones with Crumb Topping

Homemade Apple Scones fresh out of the oven are a sure way to keep warm this fall! Topped with a delicious crunchy brown sugar crumble, sprinkled with cinnamon, and drizzled with caramel, these fluffy scones are the perfect accompaniment to your morning tea or coffee!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 454kcal


For the Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup apple finely chopped
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crumb Topping:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter room temperature


  • Caramel sauce
  • Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

For the Crumb Topping:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Mix in the butter and stir until coarse crumbs are created.
  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12min.
  • Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

For the Scones:

  • In a mixing bowl, mix the 4 dry ingredients together.
  • Add the butter pieces into the dry ingredients.
  • Use a pastry blender or a fork to combine ingredients.
  • Add in the apple, milk, egg, vanilla, and gently fold into the dry ingredients with spatula.
  • Dust a countertop or cutting board with flour for kneading the dough.
  • Place the dough on the prepared floured surface and sprinkle more flour on top to prevent sticking to fingers.
  • Knead the dough a few times, to form a 9” round piece of dough.
  • Slice into 8 even pie-like pieces.
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, separating slightly.
  • Place scones in the oven on the middle shelf.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.


  • Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with the crumb mixture
  • Dust with cinnamon, if desired


Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
Substitute chopped pecans for the walnuts if desired.
Use remaining crumb topping as an addition to yogurt, cereal or oatmeal. It's delicious!


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg