Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mini Apple Cinnamon Swirl Scones with Caramel Drizzle and WINNERS!

Yup.  I'm currently obsessed with making scones.  I can't seem to stop.  The possibilities are endless. 

This latest creation, Mini Apple Cinnamon Swirl Scones with Caramel Drizzle are some of the best ones yet!

I need an intervention.  I've still got more ideas for other scone flavors swirling around in my a bad disease!

Fortunately, these are mini.  So less damage done.  Unfortunately, they are extremely delicious.  Stopping at one might be an issue.

Remember when I mentioned making the Pumpkin Scones with Cream Cheese Glaze I made last week into mini's to make them more diet friendly?  Well, I took my own advice, and did just that with these delectable treats.

Renee's Kitchen Adventures:  Mini Apple Cinnamon Swirl Scones with Caramel Drizzle.  All the flavors of go so well together!  #scone #apple

Instead of forming one large disc, I formed two and cut each one into 8 minis.  Oh, and by the way, this surface I'm's one of those silicone mats and it rocks!!  If you make a lot of biscuits or pies or bread, you NEED one of these in your life! (I got this super inexpensive one from Aldi--it was a special buy for those of you familiar with Aldi, but I know you can find them at other stores too! )

I also baked these on a silpat. (Love them!)  My silpat got very greasy a few weeks ago...I threw it in the dishwasher, then read you aren't supposed to. Oops!  I didn't ruin it, but I got that greasy film off and it works just fine.  

I got the taste of caramel in the drizzle using this product right here.  These flavorings are fantastic and you can get a wide variety of flavors from Wal-mart (so they are easy to find too!)

Remember to follow the technique suggestions I mentioned in my post for Pumpkin Scones.  You can find them HERE

Now don't you want a bite of this deliciousness? 

Mini Apple Cinnamon Swirl Scones with Caramel Drizzle
an RKA original

Servings - 16   Serving size - 1 mini scone    Points Plus per Serving - 5 Points+
Calories - 176.8,   Total Fat - 6.3g,   Carb. - 28g,   Protein - 2.4g,   Fiber - 1.1g

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 cup, COLD, unsalted butter, cubed
1 large apple (I used honey-crisp), peeled, cored and diced into 1/2" cubes (about 1 1/4 cups or so)
1/2 cup cold low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 TBS of granulated sugar + 1 tsp ground cinnamon (for swirl)
milk (1%) to brush on tops of scones before baking
For Drizzle:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 TBS 1% milk
1 tsp. caramel flavoring (or more to taste) 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with silpat or use parchment. 
  2. In a small bowl or large glass measure, combine the buttermilk, egg and vanilla.  Set aside. 
  3. In a large food processor, with blade attachment, combine the flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Add in cubed butter and process until butter is pea shaped.  
  5. Add in the cubed apples, and pulse once or twice to combine.
  6. Dump the contents of the food processor into a large bowl and make a well in the center.  Pour the buttermilk mixture in and mix until just combined with a wooden spoon.  
  7. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and work into a large ball.  Divide the ball into two separate balls.  Flatten each one and sprinkle some of the combined granulated sugar+cinnamon on top of each.  Fold dough over and repeat.  Gently knead dough a few more times (so you maintain the cinnamon swirl) , then flatten into discs that are about 1" to 3/4" thick.  Cut each disc into 8 wedges.  Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet and brush tops of mini scones with milk.  
  8. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until slightly brown and firm.  Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack.  While still warm, in small bowl, combine the ingredients for the drizzle. Mix until smooth and drizzle over warm scones.  Allow to sit to set up drizzle.  Store loosely covered.

AH-mazing.  I'm taking what's left to work with me today.  I don't want to be tempted! Of course, I am already thinking about the flavors I want to put together next time I make these! You can most definitely go old school and work the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or (gasp) a fork...but I have found using the food processor takes so much work out of that process...I really wouldn't do it any other way. 

I also want to announce the WINNERS of the WW Oatmeal contest!  
Congrats to:

shelly8806September 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM
I'd love to try the Maple & Brown Sugar! It would definitely help me in the mornings when I need to feed the baby her cereal as well as get my toddler her breakfast!
 Kelly MoranSeptember 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM
 I'd like to try apples & Cinnamon

The above comments were chosen randomly amongst the list of qualifying comments.  I will be emailing both winners to notify them.  If you have won, you will have 24 hours to respond to my email with contact information so I can send out your prize or new winners may be chosen.  
HUGE thanks to all that participated in this giveaway and HUGE thanks to all of you that visit this blog, comment, make the recipes...I wish I could award a prize to each and every one of you!


  1. I LOVE scones. I rarely make them because I know I"ll gobble them down! Great fall flavors. Congrats to the winners

  2. I absolutely adore scones. I'm a carb-a-holic I think! I need to start thinking "mini" more often :-)


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