Caramel Apple Tea Scones

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Did you recently go apple picking? Do you have a hefty harvest of fall apples in your kitchen? Easily make a batch of these caramel apple tea scones with the seasonal produce.

Caramel Apple Tea Scones

After our trip to the apple orchard a couple of weeks ago, I was then faced the challenge of figuring out what to do with all those apples! I made a couple of batches of pressure cooker applesauce and a second batch of my Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars, and still had a huge bowl left of apples.

Looks like some more baking was in order!

Caramel Apple Tea Scones

While muffins are my go-to breakfast baking project, I was in the mood for some scones. I don’t know why I don’t bake scones more often – they’re really not that difficult. This recipe for caramel apple scones even all comes together in a food processor!

To get the caramel apple flavor I used Celestial Seasoning Caramel Apple Dream tea. I steeped the tea in whole milk which gave it really great caramel apple flavor! You could use any sort of cinnamon tea (I also love their Cinnamon Apple tea!) but I really think the Caramel Apple Dream tea is key to that perfect caramel apple taste.



Caramel Apple Tea Scones

To finish them off, I made a cream cheese drizzle because everything is better with a drizzle/glaze, right? Served with a hot cup of tea, these were the perfect morning snack curled up under a blanket!

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Want to try another fun scone recipe for the season? Check out these Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Scones! Recipe here.


Caramel Apple Tea Scones
 
Did you recently go apple picking? Do you have a hefty harvest of fall apples in your kitchen? Easily make a batch of these caramel apple tea scones with the seasonal produce.
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Recipe Type: Baking, Scones
Ingredients
For the scones:
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 Celestial Seasonings Caramel Apple Dream tea bags
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, cold and cut into small chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple, grated or cut into small chunks
For the glaze:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Steep tea bags in milk for 10 minutes, remove the tea bags, then chill milk.
  3. Once milk is chilled, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Combine flours, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a food processor.
  5. Add butter and pulse until the butter is well distributed and it resembles crumbs.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together chilled milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined.
  7. Combine milk mixture with flour/butter mixture in a large bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined.
  8. Fold in apple. The dough will be sticky.
  9. Place dough on a well floured surface and with floured hands, shape into a 9 disc.
  10. Cut into 8 triangles and place them on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, about 2 apart.
  11. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown.
To make the glaze:
  1. Beat together all frosting ingredients until well combined.
  2. Drizzle over warm scones.

 

Taylor Kadlec

Taylor Kadlec is a lover of all things food including baking, cooking, and of course, eating. She is a self-taught baker and cook, and she shares her kitchen adventures on her blog Greens & Chocolate, where healthy cooking meets sinful indulgence.

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