Kerry Gold is having another contest – best Christmas breakfast recipes using Sweet Cheddar Cheese, butter (obviously) and/or their herb cheese. My mind has been swirling once again. The first thing that popped into my head was apples and sweet cheddar cheese. Some sort of coffee cake? bread? pie? I will admit for a week now I’ve been convinced apple cheddar pie is the way to go. I love a slice of sharp cheddar cheese melted on my warm apple pie…with a side of ice cream. If Almanzo Wilder can eat apple pie for breakfast – why can’t I? Well for starters, I sit at a desk most of the day and have no excuse to shovel down a half a pie before sun up…most days. So that one got crossed of my list. Just writing that makes me want to sit down with a cup of tea and read Farmer Boy.
Back to breakfasts. Still on a cheddar apple kick, I searched my cookbooks for anything that could spark an idea. One thing that I make weekly is scones. Why not a souped up apple cheddar Christmas Scone? It uses both the sweet cheddar and the butter. I combined a few recipes and this is what I came up with.
I used 2 Granny Smith Apples.
I softened them in a little bit of water. I didn’t want to bite into a raw apple.
Cut the butter into the almond flour.
Marvelous Kerrygold sweet cheddar.
Fold in the apples and cheese until they are just combined.
I frosted a little bit of cream on the scones before baking – with a little raw sugar for crunch.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 4 T unsalted KerryGold butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup grated Sweet Cheddar Kerrygold cheese
- 2 apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 T water
- 1 T cream
- 1 T raw sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Soften the apples in 2 T of water. (cook for about 5-10 minutes)
- Set aside
- Cut the butter into the almond flour
- Sprinkle in the salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Stir in the honey and egg
- Fold in apples and cheese
- "Frost" the scones with cream and sprinkle sugar on top
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes until brown