These Ridiculously Easy Cider-Glazed Apple Scones are buttery, flaky, and studded with bits of tender apple. They're also ridiculously good!
After heavy cream has been chilled in the freezer for 10 minutes, combine it with the melted butter. Stir with a fork until butter forms small clumps or globules. Add butter/cream mixture to the well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until all flour is incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of the bowl. Don’t over mix, but be sure all of the flour is mixed in.
With a spoon or an ice cream scoop (I use a # 12 scoop), scoop dough onto the prepared sheet pan in 1/4-1/3 cup mounds. If desired (for a pretty presentation) add a few diced apple pieces to the outsides of each mound.
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the scones are baking, prepare the cider glaze by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 5-8 minutes, until mixture is reduced and beginning to thicken and get syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside.
After baking for 15 minutes, remove scones from the oven and gently brush each scone all over with apple cider glaze. Use all of the glaze. Return to oven for another 5 minutes then remove and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow scones to cool for 10-15 minutes for the glaze to set.
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