Whole Wheat “Apple Pie” Scones

Posted by: EatFree

>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

This triangular treats deliver apple pie flavor without any of the white flour crust or the white sugar-laden filling.  The apples are first lightly sauted in some spices and butter to soften them so they release their full appley goodness while baking.  The light buttermilk gives this scone the tenderness that the whole wheat flour can sometimes lack.

Ingredients:

  • ½ stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted organic butter
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup raw demerara or turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup stoneground 100% whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup light organic buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Freeze half stick of butter overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  2. Heat one tablespoon remaining butter in pan.  Toss apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  Add to butter and sauté for 2 minutes over medium low heat.  Add raw sugar and sauté for another 1 minute.  Add a tablespoon of water and let cook uncovered for about a minute.  Cover and let simmer for 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender and syrup is a thick consistency. Let cool.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Sift together flour and baking soda. Grate frozen butter on pea-size grater holes on your grater.  Add butter into flour.  Toss in apples and add buttermilk.  Combine gently until one sold cohesive mass forms.  Do not knead or over-mix.
  4. Form four equally sized rectangles out of scones.  Bake for 17 minutes.  Let cool slightly before serving.
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