Honey and apple scones

We hope you've got a sweet tooth for this delicious apple and honey scone recipe. Full of grated apple, sweetened only with honey (both in it and on it) and simple to make, they're packed with flavour and wonderfully fluffy, so perfect for an afternoon snack or a change to your next afternoon tea.

Cakes and bakes
Honey and apple scone with jar of honey and two honey drinks on the side
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 10-15 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 12


  • 725g self-raising flour
  • 175g butter or margarine
  • 100g honey
  • 125g apple, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  2. Place the flour and margarine into your mixer and combine until you have a fine breadcrumb consistency.  Alternatively, rub the flour and margarine together with your fingers until you have achieved the same result.
  3. Add 75g of the honey and all the grated apple.
  4. Next, add the eggs and two thirds of the milk, and mix into a dough, adding more of the milk if needed.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a well-floured surface, roll out and cut with a 7cm pastry cutter.
  6. Place on a tray, brush the tops with the remaining milk and place in your oven for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, and while they're warm, brush the tops with the remaining honey to give a nice shine.

Hungry for more recipes?

From our kitchens to yours, why not recreate all that you love about a visit to a National Trust café? From hearty mains to light snacks and naughty treats there's something for every mood.