Apple, Gruyere and Sage Scones

Fluffy cream scones are jam-packed with chopped apple, Gruyere cheese and fresh sage.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Calories 295 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 apple any variety, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely diced Gruyere cheese
  • teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the cubed butter and, using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is the texture of coarse sand and there are no pieces of butter larger than the size of a pea remaining. Stir the chopped apple, Gruyere and sage into the mixture, making sure that everything is evenly coated in flour.
  4. Pour the heavy cream into the flour mixture and, using a wooden spoon, gently stir until all of the cream has been absorbed. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to bring the dough together.
  5. Pat the dough into a 9-inch circle (it should be 1-inch thick). Using a 2½-inch round cutter, cut out circles and place on the prepared baking sheet, gathering scraps and repeating until no dough remains.
  6. Bake until the scones are set and golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store the scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one scone

Nutrition Facts
Apple, Gruyere and Sage Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.