Sunday, January 12, 2020

Apple Cinnamon Scones with Maple Glaze from Sarah Fox, guest author

I'd like to welcome an author new to us at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, fellow Canadian Sarah Fox who writes the acclaimed Pancake House Mysteries. Thanks so much for joining us,Sarah and for this mouth-watering recipe along with a #bookgiveaway! - Essie

For my amateur sleuth, Marley McKinney, one of the best parts of owning a pancake house is getting to test the recipes created by the head chef, Ivan Kaminski. Ivan might be a burly, intimidating man with a near-permanent scowl, but he has a heart of gold and he’s a wizard in the kitchen. Ivan’s apple cinnamon scones with maple glaze are one of Marley’s favorite treats to enjoy for breakfast or for a quick snack. I hope you’ll enjoy them too!



2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup apples, chopped (I use Granny Smith)
1 egg
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Peel, core, and chop the apple.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Cut the butter into small pieces and cut it into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles coarse oatmeal. Mix in the chopped apple.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients. If the dough is too dry, add some cream or milk, just a little bit at a time, until you can form the dough into a ball.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly, about 8 to 10 times. Form dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Flatten the ball into a disc approximately 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces but do not separate the pieces.

Bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.


Maple Glaze

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
½ cup icing sugar
2 teaspoons cream

In a small bowl, mix together glaze ingredients until smooth. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle with glaze and serve.


To win a signed copy of Much Ado About Nutmeg, the latest Pancake House Mystery by Sarah Fox, just leave a comment, along with your email contact. The random draw will be made at 6 PM  PSt on Monday. Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses. 

Sarah Fox is the author of the USA Today bestselling Pancake House Mysteries, the Literary Pub Mysteries, and the Music Lover’s Mysteries. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer, Sarah is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.
Instagram/Twitter: @thewritefox


  1. I love scones. This looks really good.

  2. Hi Sarah ,Thanks for stopping by. The scones,look scrumptious, I can't wait till I can bake them.My kiddos and I are big scone fans.I will be looking up your Pancake House Mysteries asap.
    I love the picture of your English Springer Spaniel and you ! BakingCookies32(at)Gmail(dot)com

    1. Thank you, Mindy! (Fergus says thank you too!) I hope you and your kids will enjoy these scones!

  3. I’m glad to hear about this new book. I missed it. suefoster109 at gmail dot com

  4. This sounds like a wonderful series. Thanks for the contest. Your dog is beautiful! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Thank you, Riley! And thank you from Fergus too! :)

  5. Thanks for this lovely feature and the delectable recipe. I love scones and the book would be great. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

  6. I love scones. This one sounds & looks yummy.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

    1. I had fun testing this recipe a few times! :D

  7. The Apple Cinnamon Scones are so delectable and enticing. Your book sounds very special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. the scones look delicious have to try them, love nutmeg looks like a interesting read

    1. Thank you! This is one of my favourite recipes from the series. I hope readers will enjoy it too!