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It’s Friiddaayyy!! And today we’re talkin’ scrumptious brown butter scones!! 🙂

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

So hey! I am so happy and excited to be finishing up the week on high note! My week kind of started off in not the best way, but fortunately, it just got better and better each day. And I have a really great feeling that today is going to be the bestest of them all!

So how did your week go? Good, bad, somewhere in-between. I’m pretty sure no matter how your week went that we can all agree that we are glad it’s Friday! My week was jam-packed, as am I am juggling just a few things right now, but it was, all in all, a pretty good one. I love when I can end the week feeling like I got a ton accomplished, and all is good. Anyone else feel the same?

Plus, I’m super excited because I actually have a 4 day vacation coming up and it’s going to be so awesome. I am finally taking Asher to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a week from Saturday. Literally we have been planning this trip for months… and pushing it back for months… BUT it’s finally happening, we are going!

So very excited.

But umm, you guys! I know we are just coming out of summer and I should be tan as ever and all, but I am beyond pasty. My legs look like they haven’t seen the sun in years (cause honestly they have not seen the sun since the last time I was in Florida, which was well over a year ago…totally serious right now). I am highly considering going the self tanner route. Any beauty experts out there want to recommend their favorite products?!? I would be so very grateful! 🙂

PS. Another reason I am beyond excited for this trip is because Asher doesn’t know that I am surprising her at the airport with two of her most favorite people! My brother Kai and his girlfriend Caitlin are flying in from LA and are going to surprise her at the airport. I am making Kai wear a Dumbledore costume and then he is going to give Asher, her official “Hogwarts Acceptance Letter”. YESS. I mean, I know it’s so dorky, but she’s going to freak out. Hoping all goes as planned!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestBrown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestBrown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Okok, so well I could probably talk about random life things all day today (so much to share for some reason!), but I’m not going to bore you guys to death, and will move on to talking about these scones!!

Plus, I’m planning a fun little post for Sunday where we can talk all things life. 🙂

Today though we shall talk scones!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Do you guys remember when I made these blackberry scones? Yeah, well before those scones I’d actually never made scones… nor eaten them either. I know, craziness! Anyway, I made those scones and fell in love, so I figured a buttery fall scones was something I just needed to do.

I mean obviously.

Enter these Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones!!! Really, all I can say is YUMMM.

…brown butter? toasty, golden, warm, buttery, perfection.

…maple? the perfect pairing with crisp fall apples.

…cinnamon? again, can you really do a baked apple treat without cinnamon? my thinking is no.

I know that I may not have had a whole lot of scones in my lifetime, but I’m declaring these a favorite, and for all the reasons listed above. They’re just beyond delicious. They’re the perfect treat to welcome in the first weekend of autumn!

Oh and also…these scones are really easy too! They take just under thirty minutes to make. And eating them hot, right outta the oven, drizzled with a generous amount of that brown butter glaze, and then sprinkled with just a little cinnamon sugar (you know, for good measure), well it’s kind of an out of this world experience!

Um yeah, literally it’s heaven. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack…and man, even dessert. Especially if you’re a fruity dessert lover. Can we all agree that our weekend is going to include these scones??! Hoping so! 🙂

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh wait! I almost forgot! I’m taking over the Crate and Barrel Instagram today for Cocktail of the Week. I will be sharing four new fall inspired drink recipes along with an Instagram Story on how to make my favorite Spooky Witch’s Brew! It’s going to be fun, so come hang out with me! 🙂 ?

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Scones
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal

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Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter and toss with the flour. Add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the chopped apples. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and then pat into a 1-inch-thick circle. Cut the dough into 8 wedges. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Brush each piece with buttermilk.
  • Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to saucepan. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often, butter will foam and then settle back down. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Let the scones cool slightly and then drizzle with the maple glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Have a great scone filled, first fall weekend! See ya, Sunday!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. Went searching for apple recipes on your site and came across these. They are delicious! I got a huge thumbs up from the after school crowd!

  2. I’ve never been a huge scone person because I always thought the texture was too dry. Have to say though, these scones look incredibly beautiful! The glaze is absolutely fantastic!

  3. Made these for Sunday breakfast following Thanksgiving. Delicious! Great with out without the glaze and so moist! Thanks for another great recipe!

  4. Just tried these… They’re delicious, but I think I did too much buttermilk over the tops since mine were definitely cooked through but didn’t get golden brown on top. Also, my glaze wasn’t nearly as opaque as the gorgeousness in the recipe photos (too much maple syrup?) I think the instruction of grating the butter was a great way to incorporate it, and I’m going to definitely use it in other situations, but my butter melted pretty quickly into clumps inside my grater while I was getting the rest mixed up. I should have let it sit in the freezer before grating. I guess I’ll have to try again! Yum hahaha. I posted my sort-of success on Instagram! I usually find scones to be too dry and crumbly, but these were just right.

    1. Thank you so much!! I am thrilled you enjoyed and am heading to Instagram soon to find your photo!! If you would like a thicker glaze, just add more powdered sugar. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂

  5. You left me hungry right now. Looks delicious!!
    I will try to do this to my surprise my girlfriend =)

    1. Awh yay!! I hope you and her love this one, and it goes perfectly!! Thank you Adriano! Let me know how it goes! (:

  6. These look so freaking tasty! With all those fall flavors too…mmmm! Checking this recipe out this weekend for sure!

  7. I made these on Saturday and all I can say is wow! They are so quick, easy, and delish. The glaze didn’t really thicken like yours did but they were still incredibly tasty! My fiance devoured them. Can’t wait to make them again!

  8. Made these last night and have to say they are delicious! A few questions / comments: before the scones cook, you say brush with buttermilk — should the recipe say “then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar”? I felt like that might have worked better. The glaze IS absolutely delicious, but wondering if it ever will set. I made the scones last night and the glaze this morning (to bring to work) and the glaze stayed rather liquidy. It didn’t matter for taste, but for presentation, they would have looked so nice if they glaze hardened.

    1. Hey Jen!! So you can certainly sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on before baking, but I made it optional incase some might not want to use it. So I just sprinkled on after baking, before might be great though! As for the glaze, it will not harden, BUT if you would like it to, just add 1/4 cup more powdered sugar to stiffen it up a bit. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. So happy you enjoyed these! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Made these for breakfast Sunday, and YUM. I love that the scones themselves aren’t too sweet, just perfectly spiced. They actually reminded me of apple pie…apples, obviously…sweet, gooey glaze…warm fall spices…buttery scone standing in for pie crust…you might have just tricked me into dessert for breakfast and I love love love it!

    Actually ran out of maple syrup and ended up throwing in a little molasses, which suddenly somehow made me think of pumpkin-y things…something to look forward to on HBH, maybe?? 🙂

    1. Hmmm, think that would work, but they might have a little on the dense side. I don’t know as I have not tried it. Let me know if you have questions! 🙂

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