Oh my gosh, I was so excited when I peeked in over at the TWD blog and saw that this week’s recipe was going to be Apple Cheddar Scones…I have seriously been dying to try these ever since I first got my copy of Baking From My Home to Yours! So, a big, fat THANK YOU to Karina of The Floured Apron for picking these yummy little scones!

Actually, I’ve never made scones before so I was curious about how easy/hard these might be to make, but surprisingly, they were totally easy! They didn’t take long at all. Most of the TWD bakers mentioned how sticky the dough was….definitely true! Pretty sticky stuff, but I rolled it out with plenty of flour and it was easily workable.

The recipe calls for dried apples, but my crummy Tom Thumb (yes I’m naming names!) doesn’t carry them, so I decided to take my chances and try fresh apples. I was a little worried they might give off too much liquid and make the scones soggy, but they came out perfectly! I think the little chunks of fresh baked apple in scones added great flavor and texture!

These were pretty darn tasty served warm with lots of honey butter – I’m really looking forward to having them for breakfast tomorrow with my coffee or a hot cup of tea!

I’m also really looking forward to next week’s recipe – Double Crust Blueberry Pie chosen by Amy of South In Your Mouth. Check back, cause it’s gonna be GOOD!

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  1. Thanks for trying them with fresh apples — I was wondering how that would work out! Considering the cost of dried vs. fresh apples, I think I may go with fresh next time too!

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    Comment by Barbara — June 30, 2008 @ 10:04 PM

  2. they look great with the butter! glad the fresh apples worked.

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    Comment by kim — June 30, 2008 @ 10:08 PM

  3. these look fantastic! love the photos!

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    Comment by food librarian — June 30, 2008 @ 11:01 PM

  4. Aren’t these scones delicious? Your photos look lovely! I used fresh apples in mine as well and was so pleased with the result.

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    Comment by Nickki — July 1, 2008 @ 4:57 AM

  5. Beautiful – they’re perfect! :)

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — July 1, 2008 @ 9:32 AM

  6. Could your pictures BE any more stunning? Seriously amazing.

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    Comment by Susan — July 1, 2008 @ 10:20 AM

  7. Love the basket of scones, and the scone with butter on it makes me want to run home and have one right now!

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    Comment by Caitlin — July 1, 2008 @ 11:53 AM

  8. They look awesome!! And your pics really are beautiful.

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    Comment by Kelly (me&mb) — July 1, 2008 @ 1:32 PM

  9. Your scones look great! I bet they were delicious with the honey butter.

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    Comment by Erin — July 1, 2008 @ 4:51 PM

  10. Picture perfect scones! Love the pic with the melty butter. Yum!

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    Comment by Pamela — July 1, 2008 @ 5:42 PM

  11. Beautiful pictures. The one with the melty butter…Yum!!

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    Comment by Pamela — July 1, 2008 @ 5:43 PM

  12. Wow-your photos are amazing. Your scones look beautiful.

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    Comment by Erin — July 1, 2008 @ 8:08 PM

  13. I loved these with fresh apples too! Yours look beautifully golden and delicious!

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    Comment by LyB — July 2, 2008 @ 5:43 AM

  14. I was wondering how the scones would work with fresh apples. Your scones look beautiful!

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    Comment by Christine — July 2, 2008 @ 11:57 AM

  15. Mmmm, they look so pretty in the basket. Nice work, they look fantastic.

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    Comment by JacqueOH — July 2, 2008 @ 12:50 PM

  16. I was excited about these too. Yours look fabulous.

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    Comment by rainbowbrown — July 2, 2008 @ 6:10 PM

  17. Your scones are amazing! Makes me want to whip up another batch right now and only hope they look as nice as yours! I also loved the flavor and texture the fresh apples added. Thank you for the welcome to TWD, I am so excited to be baking with everyone :)

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    Comment by Andrea — July 3, 2008 @ 12:51 PM

  18. Those look so delicious. I want one right now.

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    Comment by Jules — July 3, 2008 @ 9:41 PM

  19. Your scones look so delicious! Well done!

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    Comment by Mari — July 7, 2008 @ 5:24 AM

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