Irish Apple Scone Recipe:  A Simple, Tasty Expression of Irish Flavors

This Irish apple scone recipe reflects traditional Irish thriftiness, and also satisfies the typical Irish sweet tooth!  This dessert embodies the best of Ireland because it doesn’t use any expensive imported fruit as ingredients – just the simple apple, one of the few fruits that grows well in the climate of the Emerald Isle.

Irish Desserts - Apple Scone Recipe

Unlike other types of scones, the entire mixture is baked “in one piece” and then cut into sections after you remove it from the oven and sprinkle it with sugar.

Please enjoy our favorite Irish apple scone recipe!

Irish Apple Scone Recipe:  Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ rounded tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. butter or shortening
  • ¾ tsp. salt 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 oz. white or brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup grated or minced apple
  • For the topping you’ll need 1 tsp. melted butter and granulated sugar to taste.


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a 9x9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Sift flour into a mixing bowl; then add salt and baking powder. Blend in the butter or shortening, then add sugar and mix again.
  3. Add the beaten egg to the milk and mix well; add the egg mixture and apple into the flour mixture. Blend everything together until you have very moist dough.
  4. Spread dough in the 9x9-inch pan and place in oven; bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Pop out onto a cutting board after allowing it to cool only slightly.
  5. Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle generously with granulated sugar. Cut into nine sections and serve buttered, while still hot.

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