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Apple Raisin Scones

Apple Raisin Scones
There's nothing like waking up to the wonderful smell of apple, raisin and cinnamon. These sweet scones are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning when it's just you, the paper and a cup of coffee. Or, freeze them for later and enjoy their hearty goodness on a busy morning too.
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  • 1-1/2 cups all‑purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold margarine (in sticks; not vegetable oil spread) or butter
  • 1 cup Quaker® Oat Bran Cereal
  • 2/3 cup (3 oz) finely chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten

How to make it

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non‑stick cooking spray, or oil lightly.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oat bran, apples and raisins.
  3. Combine water and egg whites; add to flour mixture, mixing just until moistened. Shape dough to form a ball. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 6 times.
  4. Pat into 9‑inch circle on prepared cookie sheet. Score dough into eight wedges; do not separate. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Break apart; serve warm with jelly, jam or fruit preserves.