Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones

Jen Barney's creativity dazzled the nation when she won the 2017 Food Network Holiday Baking Championship. Taste for yourself, her scones starring creamy havarti and nutty baby swiss cheeses.

Wisconsin Cheese Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes
6 Scones



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Baby Swiss, Havarti or Swiss can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 375˚F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a food processor; cover and pulse until combined. Add cold butter; cover and pulse just until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs.
  3. Combine the swiss, havarti, walnuts and apple in a large bowl; stir in flour mixture. Add 1 cup cream; gently toss with a fork just until a dough forms. 
  4. Divide dough into six portions. Shape each portion into a 3 1/2-inch circle; transfer to prepared pan.
  5. Combine egg and remaining cream in a small bowl; brush over dough. Press 3 apple slices into each. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm with honey.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

This semi-soft swiss cheese has sweet and nutty flavors. It's crafted in wheels, using the old Bahl Baby Swiss family recipe.

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