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Apple and bacon cornmeal scones
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5 from 4 votes

Apple and bacon cornmeal scones

These scones are a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Slightly sweet, slightly salty and so good. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -9 small
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ lb apples 225g, 1 medium apple
  • 2-3 slices smoked bacon streaky
  • ½ cup all purpose flour 70g plain flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal 85g
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter cold
  • ¼ cup buttermilk 60ml


  • preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  • Peel and core the apple and cut into slices then lay the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the apple slices for around 20min until they look dry on top and are just starting to color. Let them cool a little but leave the oven on.
  • Meanwhile cook the bacon until crisp - either fry, grill or you can also do in the oven on a baking sheet for around 20min, turning now and then. Drain excess fat and break up the slices.
  • In a food processor, add the dry ingredients - flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt - and pulse to mix.
  • Dice the butter and add to the flour mixture. Pulse until you get a breadcrumb-like texture.
  • Add the apple, bacon and buttermilk and pulse to combine. Try not to overmix or break things up too much, you want it just combined and a little chunky.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface, flatten it out to around ⅔in/2cm thick and cut into squares/rectangles/triangles.
  • Carefully transfer the scones to a lined baking sheet and bake for approx 20min until browning around the edges.



(see video above)
Note: You can freeze these after making them - just freeze, separated, on a baking sheet then once frozen transfer to a box or freezer bag. Then bake form frozen (putting on a baking sheet etc as above) with a couple minutes extra added to baking time.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.8mg