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Cheddar Apple Thyme Scones

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Sharing a favorite sweet-savory cheddar apple thyme scone recipe that can be served for breakfast, brunch, snack time or anything in between. They are rich in taste with a crumbly outside, moist flakey center and slightly sweetened.


  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup apple, shredded 
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup (6 tbsp) salted butter, cubed   
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used cashew milk) + 2 tbsp 


  1. Grate cheddar cheese and set to the side.
  2. Remove skin from apple, grate apple and squeeze out some of the juice. Place to the side.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and thyme. 
  4. Add cold butter to the dry ingredients and combine with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture forms crumbs. 
  5. In a mixing bowl whisk together milk and eggs. 
  6. Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix until it comes together trying not to over work the dough. It’s okay to have lumps in the dough.
  7. Next gently fold in the shredded apple and cheddar cheese.  
  8. Place dough onto a floured surface and shape into an 8 inch disk; if the dough is sticky dust some flour on top. If the dough is dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk. 
  9. Chill the dough in the freezer for 25 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400F.
  11. Cut into 8 wedges with a knife and transfer wedges to baking sheet with parchment paper.
  12. Brush milk of choice on top of wedges. 
  13. Bake 23-25 minutes until golden brown, rotate halfway.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on rack for 10 minutes.
  15. Serve with butter and jam.


  1. Store in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  2. You can make ahead a time and store in the freezer. Will need to thaw out before baking or bake for a few extra minutes if you bake from frozen.  
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheddar apple thyme scones