These soft and flaky spiced apple scones drizzled with a maple bourbon glaze are the most fun you’ll ever have for breakfast!
I’m absolutely elated to announce that, after moving and entering the job market, I’ve accepted a job offer with an advertising agency here in Pittsburgh!
I can’t wait to get to the office on Monday, but it will certainly be an adjustment after nearly three months of unemployment. That’s why I’m choosing to live it up this week, which means lounging in sweatpants, binge watching Netflix, and enjoying bourbon for breakfast!
Don’t worry. I haven’t gone off the deep end. I’m not drinking bourbon alone in the mornings. I’m enjoying it on scones!
Apple Spice Scones with Maple Bourbon Glaze
for the scones:
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 T baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
8 T butter
1 c chopped apple (about 3/4 of a medium sized apple)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c applesauce
for the glaze:
1/2 c confectioner’s sugar
3 T maple syrup
1/2 tsp bourbon whiskey
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and spices. Using a pastry blender, mix butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in the chopped apple.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and applesauce. Pour the applesauce mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until the dough is moistened throughout.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle the parchment with flour. Divide the dough in half and place each half on the baking sheet. Gently flatten each mound of dough into a circle roughly 6 inches across and 1 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, slice each circle into 4 wedges. Gently lift each wedge and separate them from one another on the baking sheet.
Place the uncovered baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. (This will improve the scones’ rise and flakiness.) Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Bake approximately 16 minutes or until golden brown. Leave scones on the baking sheet to cool before glazing.
To make the glaze, simply mix the confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon together in a bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones before serving.
Scones are best when served immediately, but leftovers will keep for a couple days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe makes 8 scones.