From Good Life Eats 


  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup very cold butter
  • 2 large eggs, plus an extra for egg wash
  • 4 – 5 tablespoons buttermilk, plus extra for egg wash
  • 2 green or red apples, finely diced or grated
  • 2 – 4 teaspoons finely minced sage (according to your preference)
  • 1/3 cup diced gruyere cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut or grate the butter into the flour mixture. Then, stir in the sage, apple and gruyere until well distributed. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, combine the 2 eggs and buttermilk. Whisk until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the egg mixture and stir until it comes together. Whisk the additional egg in a small bowl combined with 1 tablespoon buttermilk. Set aside.

3. Turn out dough on a lightly floured counter and knead a few times until it holds it’s shape, adding additional flour if needed. Divide into two equal portions (a kitchen scale helps with this) and roll into an 8 or 9 inch circle. Dust the bottom of the circles with flour.

4. Cut each circle into 6 to 8 triangles. Place the triangles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Lightly brush with the egg wash, then bake for 15-25 minutes at 375 degrees F, or until golden and cooked through.

5. Cool on a wire rack until cool enough to handle. Serve.

To Freeze: cool completely, then place in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 1 month.

Makes 12-14 scones, enjoy!