Apple Scones Recipe

Sage and apple scones

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Savoury scones make a great alternative to serve for an afternoon tea with some good cheese and chutney. These ones are flavoured with sage and given extra texture from grated apple.



  • plain flour 150g
  • wholemeal flour 100g
  • sugar 1 tbsp
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • butter 75g
  • egg 1
  • apple 1, coarsely grated
  • sage chopped to make 1½ tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in until you have a mixture like coarse breadcrumbs, or put the lot in a food processor and pulse until you have the same result.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the egg, apple and sage and bring together to form a rough dough – don’t knead it too much or you’ll end up with heavy scones.

  • Step 3

    Pat the dough out to about 1.5cm thickness. Stamp out about 8 decent-sized scones. Bake on a buttered baking tray for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with cheese.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 202
  • Fat 9.1g
  • Carbs 27g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Protein 4.5g
  • Salt 0.55g