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Rumtopf Scones Recipe (Easy) dirndl kitchen
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Rumtopf Scones Recipe (Easy)

This Rumtopf Scones Recipe is Easy & Fast! The rum-soaked, spiced apples in the buttery scones add such a warming flavor! This boozy scone recipe is perfect for holiday brunch!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time43 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Austrian, German
Keyword: baked apple recipe, German apple baking recipe, Rum Baking Recipe, Rumtopf Scones Recipe Easy
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 306kcal
Author: dirndlkitchen


  • 250 grams flour plus more for shaping scones
  • 75 grams sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 115 grams butter refrigerated, but frozen is best!
  • 60 milliliter buttermilk can also use regular milk or milk substitute, plus extra for brushing on the sconed before baking
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 milliliter Rumtopf liquids can also use regular spiced rum
  • 100 grams apple medium diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Rum Glaze

  • 25 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Rumtopf liquids or spiced rum; start with 1 teaspoon, then add more to achieve desired consistency.


  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit or 200° Celsius and prep a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • Combine the diced apple, cinnamon, and Rumtopf (or rum) and set aside, stirring occasionally.
    60 milliliter Rumtopf liquids, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 100 grams apple
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Grate the cold butter. Add the grated butter to the flour mixture and combine using your hands or a pastry cutter or forks until the dough looks like small crumbs. Transfer to the fridge or freezer while you assemble the wet ingredients.
    250 grams flour, 75 grams sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder, 115 grams butter
  • Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla and drizzle over the dough crumbs. Do the same with the Rumtopf-apple mixture.
    60 milliliter buttermilk, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 large egg, 60 milliliter Rumtopf liquids, 100 grams apple, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Knead together the dough using your hands until it's just combined, then transfer onto a floured work surface.
  • Flatten into an 8-inch (20 cm) round disk. The circle does not need to be perfect - the less you handle the dough, the better. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Do NOT skip this step. Transfer the cut wedges to the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. This is to cool the butter back down, so your scones will stay neat and flaky, and won't spread as much during baking. You could also make the scones the night before, then bake directly from the fridge or freezer the next morning.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 18 to 26 minutes or until edges are golden brown and tops are starting to brown. Remove from oven.
  • For the Rumtopf glaze, combine the powdered sugar and Rumtopf liquids (or rum) using a fork, then drizzle over the scones.
    25 grams powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon Rumtopf liquids


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg