Tuesdays with Dorie: Apple Cheddar Scones

by Holly on July 1, 2008


So, I’m going to have to keep this post short and sweet because as usual lately, I am running behind – and it feels like I’m running in a million directions. So, while I have no clever words I can think of this week, I did make some little tweaks to this week’s recipe choice from Karina of The Floured Apron for Apple Cheddar Scones.

Bacon. Oh yeah. In my humble opinion, there are few things that aren’t better with bacon.

I also switched things up a bit by using about half of a fresh Granny Smith apple instead of dried. I just diced it really small and sauteed it with about 1 tablespoon of butter and about a 1/4 cup of chopped pecans.

As for the bacon I just rendered some small pieces of bacon in a skillet and added about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar here too til nice and cooked, then just chopped it a bit smaller – it was about 1/4 cup too.

There was plenty of moisture in the dough to incorporate all my little additions and these were pretty simple to make. We served them warm with some butter and they were great. They would definitely make a great little breakfast edition for a nice change.


Don’t forget to check out the others over at Tuesdays with Dorie!

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The Food Librarian July 1, 2008 at 6:05 am

Bacon. Butter. Apples. Cheese.
To die for! What a great idea!!!!

Manggy July 1, 2008 at 7:12 am

Lovely scones Holly! I like the use of fresh apple (well, especially as it’s difficult and fussy to get them dried here) šŸ™‚

Cafe Johnsonia July 1, 2008 at 11:39 am


Jess July 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Bacon? Brilliant! They look amazing.

lemontartlet July 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm

You are officially the smartest woman ever. Bacon, you should get an award!

rainbowbrown July 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Well they sound wonderful and look it too. Awesome!

Madam Chow July 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm

As Emeril says, pork fat rules!

Kayte July 1, 2008 at 3:06 pm

These look so beautiful. And the bacon sounds really good, especially at breakfast! I do believe you have covered all the food groups…what’s not to love about that and how wonderful they look? Great job. Great photos.

Di July 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Ooh, bacon sounds delicious! And hey, the apple offsets any bad fat from the cheese, butter and bacon, right?

Mary Ann July 1, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Your adaptations sound great and they look utterly amazing!

kim July 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm

mmm, bacon!! šŸ™‚ your changes sound amazing!

Susie Homemaker July 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Bacon-genius! And so fluffy and flaky! You never cease to amaze me!

Erin July 1, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Bacon sounds like a delicious addition! Your scones look beautiful and delicious! The inside is beautiful and they look so perfectly shaped šŸ™‚

The Kitchen Vixen July 1, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I would totally be on board for a biscuit with bacon and cheese in it…pure genius.

Engineer Baker July 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Must make them now. NOW. Or you could ship them to me???

Katie B. July 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm

My jaw hangs open – bacon??!?!?! I like how your mind works! Great scones!

Pamela July 2, 2008 at 12:09 am

These sound remarkably good! Bacon. What a good way to go! Beautiful pictures, too.

Linda July 2, 2008 at 2:16 am

Bravo for using bacon!!!

And beautiful thick and fluffy looking scones!!!

Heather B July 2, 2008 at 2:32 am

My mouth is watering just thinking about all of the yummy goodness in your scones! They look so good!

Prudy July 2, 2008 at 3:22 am

I just read where someone else considered using bacon. Great choice-they look and sound phenomenal.

Annemarie July 2, 2008 at 4:14 am

Mine turned out good but not nearly as fluffy as yours…what is your secret? They look sooo moist, too!

bakingwiththeboys July 2, 2008 at 4:36 am

It’s a complete breakfast all in one dish. They look great!

Mara July 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm

oooh i thought about putting bacon in too, i thought what could be a more balanced breakfast!!! maybe extra eggs? hehee. your scones look so puffy and flakey. YUM!

Christine July 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Oh bacon that is a wonderful addition! Your scones look delicious and I am with you on running in a million directions!

Rebecca July 2, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Your scones look so thick and delicious. And, really, what ISN’T better with bacon?

The Queen of Quite a Lot July 3, 2008 at 1:54 am

Bacon?! I am soooo totally adding bacon to mine next time. Good job!

LyB July 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Oh, yeah, bacon! Holly, you’re a genius! šŸ™‚

Jenny July 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Looks good!

Jules Someone July 3, 2008 at 10:18 pm

My husband heartily approves the idea of the bacon. That’s next for me. Yours are beautiful!

Isa July 4, 2008 at 2:10 am

You’re a clever lady… Great tweaks! Love them all. I didn’t find the recipe appealing enough to do it but with this little changes you made I seriously consider making it! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy July 4, 2008 at 4:17 am

Wow. they look great. Cheese scones are one of my favourite things and I would love to taste one of those ones!!

Mevrouw Cupcake July 7, 2008 at 1:03 pm

So gonna add bacon next time!

Dolores July 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Bacon… brilliant! Great job!

Jaime July 10, 2008 at 3:34 am

you’re a genius. everything is better with bacon!

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