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Amaretto Apple Scones | Culinary Cool

Amaretto Apple Scones

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Amaretto, Apple
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes



  • 1 cup chopped apples such as gala
  • 3 tbsp amaretto
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter frozen
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • slivered almonds for garnish


for the scones

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Chop apples into small chunks and place in a small bowl. Pour amaretto over apples, mix to combined. Set aside and allow apples to soak for at least 30 mins.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture. Toss with your hands, then, using a pastry cutter (or two knives), work the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Mix in apples and amaretto.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream and vanilla. Slowly combine the cream with the flour and apple mixture until it's just barely combined. Work the dough into a ball. You do not want to over mix.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment, and press the ball into an 8-inch disk. Cut the disk into 8 equal wedges.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Allow the scones to cool slightly before you add the glaze.

for the glaze

  • In a double-boiler, whisk together amaretto and icing sugar until there are no lumps. Mix occasionally until the glaze is warm.
  • Add the butter and mix until it has completely melted.
  • Pour glaze over scones. Sprinkle with almonds. Allow scones to sit for a few minutes before serving.


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