Lemon Glazed Apricot Scones

Lemon Glazed Apricot Scones

These scones are perfect for a spring brunch.

30 min. prep time
20 scones
000 Ratings



2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons lemon juice


Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder and salt in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in whipping cream and chopped apricots.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5-10 times. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into 8-inch log; flatten each slightly. Cut each log into 5 equal pieces.

Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Move to cooling rack; cool completely.

Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until creamy. Spread or spoon over cooled scones.


VariationOmit glaze.  Sprinkle each log with coarse grain sugar prior to cutting.

Recipe Tip

Use kitchen shears to cut apricots or spray sharp knife with no-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts (1 scone)

Calories: 180

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 150mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #15179©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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