Spiced Apple Scones

Spiced Apple Scones

2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Brown sugar — packed
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 cup Dried apples — chopped
1/2 cup Unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup Buttermilk
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; mix well. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the apples.

In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, buttermilk and egg; mix well. Add to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. The dough will be sticky.

Place the dough on the cookie sheet. With wet fingers, shape it into an 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top of the dough. With a sharp knife, score the top surface into 8 wedges, cutting about 1/4-inch deep.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.

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