Healthy Food

Healthy Recipes – Apple and Apricot Scone Wedges

Category – Starter / Snack
Serves 8
Prep Time 20 minutes, plus cooling time
Cooking Time 25 minutes
  • 225g (8oz) plain wholemeal flour 
  • A small pinch of salt 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 55g (2oz) sunflower spread, diced 
  • 25g (1oz) light soft brown sugar 
  • 85g (3oz) ready-to-eat dried apricots, finely chopped 
  • 1 medium cooking apple, about 250g (9oz) in weight, peeled, cored and coarsely grated 
  • About 4 tbsp skimmed milk, plus a little extra for glazing 
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Grease or flour a baking sheet; set aside. Mix flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl; lightly rub in sunflower spread until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in brown sugar, apricots and apple; mixing in enough milk to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn down onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently. Shape dough into an 18cm (7in) round; place on prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using a sharp knife, mark top of scone round into 8 even wedges, cutting deeply into dough. 
  3. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Break into wedges; serve warm or cold. 


Cook’s Tips

Use half wholemeal and half white plain flour in place of just wholemeal flour.

Try ground mixed spice or ginger in place of cinnamon.

Swap apricots for dried sweetened cranberries or some dried blueberries.

Nutritional Information
Per 100g
Fat – Medium
Saturated Fat – Low
Salt – Low
Sugar – Medium
Per Portion / Percentage of GDA
Energy – 161(kcal) – 8%
Fat – 3.3g – 5%
Saturated Fat – 0.7g – 4%
Salt – 0.3g – 5%
Sugar – 12g – 13%
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