Breakfast Scones

Ham and Cheese Scones

In the past year, I’ve kind of become a scone freak.  I’d say it was a problem but it’s not.


Scones are typically on the sweeter side but when you mix sweet with savory, you’ve got a treat this is downright droolworthy and when cut big enough, can make a meal!  This delicious ham and cheese scone is dotted with little chunks of apple to make for a soft, pillowy scone inside with that signature crusty outside.  See?

Sur La TableI’m not sure too many people who could walk by a platter of those and not swipe one!  Not me, that’s for sure!  Another plus is they freeze well up to a month so it you freeze them solid then wrap them in plastic wrap several times and place in a freezer bag, you can have these babies ready to thaw on busy mornings.  (Perfect to pin for holiday breakfasts!)  The video shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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Ham and Cheese Scones
Prep Time:
40 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour
  • 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Apple or Pumpkin Pie Spice or ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup chopped Granny Smith (or Jonagold) apple, in 1/2" pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup ham, cubed small
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  1. To a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, pie spice and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup of cubed cold butter and combine with flour with a pastry cutter or your fingers until flour resembles large crumbs.
  3. Toss in the apple cubes,ham and cheese.
  4. In a separate bowl, add eggs, and applesauce whisk until combined. Then add it to the flour mixture and stir until a dough comes together.
  5. Depending on the size scones you want either make a large circle and flatten slightly or divide the dough in half and make two circles.
  6. Place on parchment lined baking sheet with a little flour on the bottom of the dough. Cut the round(s) into 6 wedges (for 2 rounds) or 8 wedges (for one round), pull apart slightly and put in the freezer for 30 minutes for a proper rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  8. Bake scones for 18-22 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: 6-8 scones

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  1. Oh, the combination of sweet and savory is so interesting. I have to admit that I’ve never made any scones, though I’ve eaten a few. These are definitely intriguing. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring idea!

    1. I’m pretty new to scone making but once you do, you will want to make ALL the scones! The balance the sweet of the apple really just lends itself to keep the scone soft and tender inside so it’s subtle. Hope you give ’em a try!

  2. I’ve made scones a few times but they’ve been sweet. I’m looking forward to trying these. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  3. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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