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Apple Cranberry Scones - vegan-friendly scones filled with apples and topped with a sweet cranberry glaze | thealmondeater.com
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Apple Cranberry Scones

These apple cranberry scones are vegan-friendly, filled with apples and topped with a sweet cranberry glaze.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: scones
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Erin

Ingredients

for the scones:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp dairy free butter cold
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flaxseed meal+ 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple chopped

for the cranberry syrup:

  • 1/2 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar

for the glaze:

  • 2 tbsp cranberry syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Start by making your flax egg: combine flaxseed meal and water together in a small dish, stir, then wait a few minutes for the "egg" to form.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; then, cut in the cold butter and use a pastry blender or your hands to mix them together (this should take 1-2 mins).
  • Next, add flax egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla to that bowl and stir to combine. Last, stir in the chopped apples. The dough should be sticky!
  • Flour a flat surface then place dough on that surface and use your hands to form it into a 1" thick circle. Use a floured knife to cut dough into 8 scones, then place them on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush scones with a little melted butter then bake scones for 20-25 minutes.
  • While scones are baking, make the cranberry glaze: combine cranberries, water and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, using a wooden spoon to help break down the cranberries.
  • Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer and discard the smashed cranberries. Pour 2 tbsp cranberry syrup into a bowl, then add the powdered sugar and whisk to combine (either by hand or with an electric mixer).
  • Once scones are done and have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle the glaze over top.
  • Enjoy!