Amaretto Apple Scones
such as gala
+ 1 tbsp heavy cream
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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