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cherry scones

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Kathy W
New Carlisle, OH

Wanted something different for breakfast, so I looked through my recipes and found this. I've had it so long, I can't even remember where I got it. They are great for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Serve with butter and jam.

★★★★★ 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry scones

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3-5 Tbsp
    sugar (use 5 tbsp sugar for a sweeter scone)
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    cold butter
  • 1/2 c
    dried cherries (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (your favorite)
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 c
  • note: no buttermilk? use 1/3 cup milk with 1 tsp of lemon juice added. let stand a few minutes

How To Make cherry scones

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°. Line baking sheeet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 3
    Cut butter in with a pastry blender until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  • 4
    Mix in dried fruit and nuts.
  • 5
    Add egg and buttermilk. Stir just until mixture holds together. Dough will be sticky. (If too dry, add another tablespoon of buttermilk)
  • 6
    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead about 8-10 times. Pat into about a 9-in circle. Cut into 8-12 wedges.
  • 7
    Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.