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Tender Peach Scones

Author: PJ Hamel

Tender Peach Scones Recipe

These tender, golden scones, warm from the oven, are wonderful with peach preserves (of course). Or simply enjoy them in all their simple glory — with a glass of iced tea, if the weather's hot.

At a glance

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Total
Yield
12 scones
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg,* to taste
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup full-fat or low-fat (not nonfat) vanilla yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup diced peach, peeled or not; fresh, frozen/thawed, or canned
  • coarse white sparkling sugar, optional; for sprinkling on top
  • *Don't like nutmeg? Substitute ground cinnamon, or simply leave out the spice altogether.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and baking powder.
  3. Work in the butter, using your fingers, a fork, or a pastry blender.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt or sour cream, and the extracts.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the peaches, stirring just until everything is combined. This is a wet, sticky dough.
  7. Drop the dough by the 1/4-cupful onto the prepared pan; a muffin scoop works well here.
  8. Sprinkle the scones with coarse sugar, if desired.
  9. Bake the scones for 20 to 25 minutes, until they're light golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to continue cooling.
  10. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Store at room temperature, well-wrapped, for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 scone
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 170
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 240mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.