Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones

Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones
Active Time
20 minutes



Ingredients List

Jen Barney's creativity dazzled the nation when she won the 2017 Food Network Holiday Baking Championship. Enjoy her scones starring havarti and baby swiss cheeses.


  1. Heat oven to 375˚F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor; cover and pulse until combined. Add cold butter; cover and pulse just until butter pieces resemble the size of peas. Set aside.
  3. Combine the swiss, havarti, walnuts and apple in a large bowl; stir in reserved flour mixture. Pour 1 cup cream over the cheese mixture; gently toss with a fork just until a dough forms. Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 3 1/2-inch round; transfer to prepared pan.
  4. Combine the remaining cream and egg in a small bowl; brush over dough. Press 3 apple slices into each. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Serve warm with honey.

Recipe Tip

Any brand of Wisconsin havarti or swiss can be used.

Cheesemonger Tip

Baby swiss is not aged as long as traditional swiss and has smaller holes — or eyes, as the cheesemakers refer to them. It’s usually produced in smaller sizes. Added butterfat and moisture gives this delightful semi-soft cheese a mild, sweet flavor and creamy mouthfeel.