The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Apricot Buttermilk Scones

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

These apricot buttermilk scones are flakey, buttery and slightly sweet. Good with a cup of tea. Good with a cup of coffee. Good for whenever.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Fresh Apricots
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 3 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Cold
  • ½ cups Buttermilk, Shaken And Cold
  • 2 whole Large Egg, Divided Use
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk Or Water

Preparation

1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Gently place apricots into the boiling water and allow to simmer for 1 minute. While water is going, prepare an ice bath. After 1 minute transfer the apricots from the boiling water to the cold water. When cool enough to handle, using a paring knife, peel the skin off of the apricots. Remove the pit, cut them into a dice and set aside.

2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425 F.

3. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.

4. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Working quickly, and using your hands, mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Gently stir in apricots, being sure to coat them in the flour mixture. Measure out the buttermilk in a measuring cup and add one egg; beat until combined. Pour the buttermilk into the dough mixture and mix until the dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.

5. Transfer dough and all dry, floury bits to a liberally floured counter top and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, slightly sticky ball. This will only take 5 to 10 seconds. Pat the dough flat to a 1-inch thickness. You can cut the scones into 8 wedges or you can use a biscuit cutter. I did the former and ended up with 8 triangular scones. Place the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl beat an egg with a tablespoon of milk and brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.

6. Transfer the baking sheet to the hot oven and bake until scones are light brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with butter and honey, if you like.

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Deb Z

Deb Z on 10.11.2012

I never have fresh apricots. How would I substitute dried?

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Cinnamon Bun Scones
Profile Photo by Julie {The Old School Cook} in Breads
The sugary cinnamon taste of cinnamon buns without the rising or...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Savory Chili Corn Scone
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Breads
These savory chili scones are such a fun and tasty twist...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Blueberry Brown Sugar Biscuits
Profile Photo by Julie {The Old School Cook} in Breads
Delicious buttermilk drop biscuits loaded with blueberries and sweetened with brown...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 12 Level: Easy


Chocolate Chip Biscuits
Profile Photo by Gayle | Pumpkin 'N Spice in Breads
These Chocolate Chip Biscuits are light, fluffy, and filled with sweet...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy


Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Biscuits
Profile Photo by The sweet and sour baker in Breads
Soft and tender buttermilk biscuits made with butter and cream cheese...
5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy