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Delicious Apple Cider Scones With Apple Cinnamon Glaze Recipe

What is your favorite type of scone? Your new favorite will be these apple cider scones made with fresh apples and fall spices!

These apple cider scones are perfect for fall and are great with your morning coffee or tea! They taste amazing, especially when still warm from the oven. The best part about these flaky scones is that they’re easy to make, which means you can whip them up in no time. If you love apple cider you will adore these fall treats!

Welcome to my cozy kitchen, where the scent of freshly baked Apple Cider Scones fills the air with the essence of autumn! These delightful treats are a fusion of tender scone texture and the irresistible flavors of apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Perfectly balanced, these scones are not too sweet, making them an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack to enjoy with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Follow this easy recipe, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your kitchen turns into a charming fall oasis!

Scones are my weakness, I pretty much love every flavor. But apple cider scones are so good, especially when they are still warm.

The fall is such a great time to experiment with apple flavors! You can find apple cider in your local grocery stores or farmer’s markets and it’s a great time to use up any leftover bottles of it that you have. You will need fresh apples for the scone dough, the regular apple cider brings all of the awesome apple flavor.


  1. Can I use store-bought apple cider? Absolutely! You can use your favorite store-bought apple cider in this recipe. However, if you have the time, making your own fresh apple cider from scratch will add an extra layer of flavor.

  2. Can I freeze the scone dough for later? Yes, you can! Simply wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container before freezing. When you’re ready to bake, allow the dough to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before cutting and baking as usual.

  3. Can I substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour? Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour. Just ensure that the blend includes a binding agent like xanthan gum for best results.

Tips and Tricks:

  • For flakier scones, keep the butter and other wet ingredients cold. You can even chill the mixing bowl and utensils before starting.

  • Don’t overmix the dough. A few lumps are okay; overmixing can lead to tough scones.

  • Brush the scones with a little apple cider before baking to enhance the flavor and create a lovely shine on the surface.

Grab an extra pint next time you are at the store to make these delicious apple cinnamon scones! if you have leftovers you can always store them in an airtight container. If they aren’t eaten within a day or two you can pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and enjoy the delicious flavor again!


  • Add a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts to the dough for a delightful nutty crunch.

  • For an extra burst of apple flavor, toss in a handful of diced fresh apples.

  • If you want a touch of sweetness, you can drizzle a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and apple cider on top of the baked scones.

Where to Serve:

These Apple Cider Scones are perfect for a variety of occasions:

  • Weekend breakfast or brunch gatherings with friends and family.

  • Afternoon tea parties or cozy get-togethers with loved ones.

  • As a tasty treat for a fall picnic or outdoor adventure.


Store the cooled scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you want to keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the scones for up to 2 months. Just make sure to thaw them at room temperature or in the refrigerator before serving.

Fall treats are my JAM! These are no different, they are decadent and so yum. I actually made two batches in one day! It was just that good. The apple cider brings out a delicious flavor to them and I love the crunchy top that these get while baking.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them:

  • Dry Scones: Overbaking or using too much flour can result in dry scones. To prevent this, set a timer and check for doneness a few minutes before the recommended baking time.

  • Flat Scones: If your scones spread too much during baking, make sure your butter is cold and work quickly when cutting the dough. Chilling the shaped scones in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before baking can also help.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids:

  • Let kids help measure and mix the ingredients. It’s a fun way to involve them in the baking process.

  • Allow them to use cookie cutters to shape the scones into fun and creative designs.

  • Kids can also help brush the scones with apple cider before baking.

The scones themselves are moist, flaky, and easy to make! I can’t implore you enough to make them. This is the best time of year for scone recipes. This recipes calls for a delicious cinnamon glaze on the tops of the scones.

Topping Options:

Enjoy these scones as they are, or try one of these delightful toppings:

  • Clotted cream and apple butter for a traditional touch.

  • Whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a light and airy topping.

  • Cream cheese frosting for a creamy and tangy twist.

These would go perfectly with your pumpkin spice latte — it’s my favorite season for all of the warm spices. These fresh apple cider scones are even better the next day! What is your favorite, a tough scone or a soft scone? I LOVE soft scones the most!

The apple cider and the glaze put these delicious scones over the top and in my opinion, they were awesome even before adding in that glaze.

What ingredients do you need for these Apple Cider Country Scones?

Batter Ingredients:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour • ¼ cup sugar • ¼ cup firm butter • 1/3 cup chopped apple • 1 egg • 1/3 cup apple cider • ½ cup chopped pecans • 1 ½ tsp baking powder • 1 tsp cinnamon • ½ tsp nutmeg

Topping: • 2 tbsp sugar • 2 tbsp butter • 1 tsp cinnamon

You won’t need any brown sugar, apple pie spice, vanilla extract or heavy cream for this great recipe.

What supplies do you need to make these delicious apple scones?

  • pastry blender
  • 2 knives can be used in a criss-crossing motion to cut butter into flour mixture
  • 2” biscuit cutter
  • baking sheet *light color baking sheets keep the bottoms of your pastries from burning 

Why This Recipe Works:

The secret to the success of this Apple Cider Scones recipe lies in the perfect balance of flavors. The apple cider infuses the scones with a natural sweetness and subtle fruity taste, while the warm spices elevate the autumnal charm. The scones’ light and flaky texture make them a delightful treat that’s not overly sweet, making them a versatile choice for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, these scones are a delightful way to celebrate the fall season with a touch of coziness and warmth.

What are some other fun scone recipes to try?

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Apple Cider Country Scones Recipe With Apple Cinnamon Glaze
Yield: 15 Scones

Apple Cider Country Scones Recipe With Apple Cinnamon Glaze

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These apple cider scones are made with fresh apples and amazing fall spices! Topped with a delicious glaze you will make these over and over again.


  • Batter Ingredients:
  • • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • • 1⁄4 cup firm butter
  • • 1/3 cup chopped apple
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
  • • 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • • 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • • 2 tbsp sugar
  • • 2 tbsp butter
  • • 1 tsp cinnamon


    • Set oven to 400°
    • Spray baking sheet with oil.
    • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    • Using the pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
    • Mix in egg and apple cider.
    • Chop apple and blend into dough mixture.
    • Turn dough onto lightly floured board.
    • Pat dough into a 1/2” thick circle.
    • Use 2” biscuit cutter to cut scones. Re-roll and flatten to use all the dough.
    • Arrange on a baking sheet, touching each other.
    • Melt butter and make topping by mixing sugar and cinnamon in a small dish.
    • Brush the tops of the scones with melted butter.
    • Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar.
    • Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
    • Bake for 12 minutes.
    • Place on a wire rack to cool or serve warm with butter.
    • Store in a sealed container for 3-4 days or place in a freezer.
    • Enjoy with coffee, tea, or better cider!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 25mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 3g

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