Apple and yoghurt scones recipe

Looking for something a bit different? This apple and yoghurt scones recipe is a yummy treat for all the family – perfect with a cuppa or as part of your afternoon tea spread. 

Who doesn’t love a freshly baked scone? These apple and yoghurt scones are particularly light and with the addition of apple and spices, they’re a nice change from the usual ones.

Apple and yoghurt scones

By Valerie Hedgethorne.

You will need


  • Baking tray
  • 7cm (3in) cutter


  • 1 Cox’s eating apple (or similar)
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour 
  • 1 ½ level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ oz margarine
  • 1 ½ oz caster sugar
  • 25g (1oz) sultanas
  • 100ml (4fl oz) natural yoghurt

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  1. Grease the baking tray. Heat the oven to Gas 6/200°C/400°F.
  2. Peel and core the apple and cut it into small pieces.
  3. Sieve together the flour, raising agents and cinnamon. Rub in the margarine, stir in the sugar and sultanas.
  4. Mix with the yoghurt to make a soft dough. Add a little more yoghurt if necessary. Knead lightly and roll out on a floured surface to about 2.5cm (1in) depth. Re-roll and cut out more scones.
  5. Place on the baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When cold, slice in half and serve buttered.


Top tip! Scones are at their best on the day they’re made – enjoy!

Now you’ve made apple and yoghurt scones, why not try our white chocolate scones recipe? You won’t be able to resist!

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