Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones

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.

Wisconsin Cheese Cheese, Apple and Walnut Scones Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes



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 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.

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.

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.

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