Red Prince Apple Gem Scones with Clotted Cream

Red Prince Apple Gem Scones with Clotted Cream

The Red Prince apples used in these scones make for a light and moist biscuit. Paired with clotted cream, a traditional English spread, these Red Prince Apple Gem Scones are the perfect treat to serve at a mid-day bridal shower, afternoon tea party or almost any occasion.




2 – Red Prince apples, cored and finely diced

2 tbsp (30mL) – Lemon juice

2 tbsp (30 mL) – Brown sugar

1/4 tsp (1 mL) – Cinnamon

2 cups (500 mL) – All purpose flour

2 tsp (10 mL) – Baking powder

1 cup (250 mL) – Milk

2 tbsp (30 mL) – Apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup (125 mL) – Salted butter, frozen

Demerara sugar for sprinkling, optional

Clotted cream


PER SERVING (1 scone): 79 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 1 g protein. % RDI: 1% calcium, 2% iron, 4% vitamin A, 2% vitamin C.


Makes 25 scones.


Preheat oven to 425° F (218° C).

In a medium-sized bowl, combine apples with lemon, sugar and cinnamon and let sit.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder, set aside.

In a small bowl, combine milk and apple cider vinegar; let sit for a few minutes.

Grate frozen butter and add to flour mixture, stirring to combine.

Drain the Red Prince apples and mix into flour and butter to coat. Pour milk into dry ingredients mixing with a fork until just combined, being careful not to overwork the dough.

Roll dough to 1-inch (2.5 cm) thickness and with a cookie cutter cut into 1 ½” (3.5 cm) rounds. Sprinkle with demerara sugar (if desired) and bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown.

Serve with clotted cream and good quality tea.