Fruited Cream Scones

Fruited Cream Scones

A tender scone flavored with dried apricots; serve warm with apricot butter for breakfast or brunch.

15 min. prep time
6 scones
141 Rating


Apricot Butter

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons apricot preserves


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots*
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons milk


2 teaspoons orange juice
1 tablespoon large grain sugar


Combine 1/3 cup softened butter and apricot preserves in bowl. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Heat oven to 375°F.  Grease baking sheet; set aside.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest and salt in bowl; cut in 1/4 cup cold butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Toss apricots with remaining flour in bowl; stir into flour mixture.

Combine sour cream, egg and milk in bowl. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth. Pat dough to 7-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Score into 6 wedges; do not separate. Brush dough with orange juice; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake 18-23 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with Apricot Butter.


*Substitute 1/2 cup your favorite dried fruit.

Nutrition Facts (1 scone)

Calories: 370

Fat: 21g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 520mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #10545©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very good, I use what i have in hand, raisins, cranberries, dried pineapple. They please the whole family .

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