Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Apple Cheddar Cheese Scones

Apple Cheddar Cheese Scones are a favorite at our house.  

Though the dogs just get little bits to taste, the dog daddy and I scarf these down!  

Best of all for me, the dog daddy loves to bake these.

Yummy scones + no time in the kitchen = LOVE!

Apple Cheddar Cheese Scones

2 1/4 cups flour (Gary uses all-purpose)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup lightly packed, grated, sharp cheddar cheese
1 large peeled, shredded apple (Gary likes Fuji)
1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine first three ingredients with a pastry blender. Add butter and continue to cut in with pastry blender. Stir in cheese and apple. Add buttermilk and stir just until ingredients are combined. (Don't over-stir) If the dough is still very crumbly, stir in more buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time. Just enough to bring the dough together.

Knead the dough very gently several times on a floured surface. Pat dough into a round, about 8 inches in diameter and 1/2" thick. Cut into 8 triangles and placed on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool a bit before serving with your favorite coffee or tea
Note:  Substitute Havarti or Parmesan cheese for the cheddar and pear for the apples for a different taste treat! 

Rudy, Rosie, and Jeffie begging for just a taste!

We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes. 


  1. OM NOM NOM! My dogs would like these better than pizza crusts! Pizza crusts are high on their list of people delicacies that they'll drool and beg for. These look YUMMY!

  2. My mom isn't much for scones, but I was born in England so I need my scones...please pass them over, they just have to be safe for dogs! Maybe use whole wheat flour and a bit less cheese for us dogs...I bet this recipe works for dogs!

  3. Those sound absolutely delish! Happy Tasty Tuesday!

  4. I LOVE me some scones! They are delightful, aren't they? Those look especially delicious... and I have a feeling my Ru would be begging for them too!

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  5. I LOVE scones. And mixed with cheese? Pssh. I would probably eat cardboard if it were covered in cheese. I'm definitely going to be trying out this recipe. And anticipating the same looks from my pooches thinking that they're going to taste test them or something!

  6. Oh those sounds super tasty! Maybe I shouldn't be reading everyone's Tasty Tuesday posts right now because I'm having a craving for something delicious!

  7. Mom loves scones. Will keep this recipe for future weekend human baking. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. They sound delicious!

  9. Mmmm, gotta try! Anything with cheese in it has to be good.

  10. Ohmiwoof! Havarti & pear? That just rocked my world. I'm going to try these this weekend. (I however, will have to get in the kitchen and make my own...like a peasant).

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing this recipe and for celebrating Tasty Tuesday with us!

  11. Those sound yummy. I wish someone would bake for me....

  12. Those look and sound yummy. will bookmark to make.


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