apple raisin scones with bourbon whipped cream

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Brenda Washnock
from Negaunee, MI

This scone has a soft center with a firm exterior, it's chock full of apples and flavor. The bourbon whipped cream is the icing on the cake, so to speak. My family loves this delicious scone for breakfast or as a sweet snack, creamy and delicious.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This scone recipe is a little different than others we've tried. They're not very sweet and almost like a biscuit. But, boy they were good. Apples and raisins add a slight sweetness to the scone. The scone itself has a subtle bourbon flavor that blends well with the fruit. The bourbon whipped cream is a delicious touch. But since it's not cooked, it does have a strong bourbon flavor. This could easily be cut back to suit your taste. These apple raisin scones are easy to make and would be a lovely afternoon snack with a cup of tea or a special breakfast treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple raisin scones with bourbon whipped cream

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 md
    apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 md
    egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 md
    egg white with 1 tsp water for egg wash
  • 4 Tbsp
    coarse sugar for sprinkling on top
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make apple raisin scones with bourbon whipped cream

  • 1
    In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 2
    Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with cinnamon.
  • 4
    Then add to the large bowl along with the raisins. Stir.
  • 5
    In a medium bowl combine sour cream, egg and bourbon.
  • 6
    Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add this all at once.
  • 7
    Stir until combined.
  • 8
    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead by gently folding and pressing for about 10-12 strokes. Pat into about a 12 inch circle.
  • 9
    Using a 3-inch cookie cutter cut out about 8 circles.
  • 10
    Place the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 11
    With your fingers rub some egg wash on the top of each scone.
  • 12
    Sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
  • 13
    Bake at 375 for 15 minutes until edges begin to brown.
  • 14
    While cooling whip the cream and sugar with a hand mixer. When whipped, fold in the bourbon.
  • 15
    Serve prepared cream with the scones.