Apricot Orange Scones

Apricot Orange Scones

This scone is perfect when served with coffee on a weekend morning.

15 min.prep time 45 min.total time
6 scones
5 Ratings

Ingredients

Scones

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 to 3 teaspoons milk

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F.

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

Combine sour cream, egg, orange juice and 1 teaspoon almond flavoring in small bowl. Stir into flour mixture 1 minute or just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth.

Pat dough to 7-inch circle on greased baking sheet. Score into 6 wedges; do not separate.

Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/8 teaspoon almond flavoring and enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over warm scones.

Nutrition Facts (1 scone)

Calories: 370

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 60mg

Sodium: 370mg

Carbohydrates: 59g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #12034©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made these scones for my family and got raved reviews and not a crumb left !
Easy and absolute delicious! The whole family loves them, as well as guests!
My sister is married to an Englishman and I am always trying to find different scone recipes for them. I made The Apricot Scones for her birthday and they were a great success.
Again a great recipe from this website. They were moist and light, more like a heavy cake. I used dried cranberries which were wonderful. I also made them twice, I liked them better with 3 tbsp of orange juice concentrate instead of juice for a little more flavor and I only used 1/2 tsp of almond the second time which I also preferred. I ran out of sour cream and used yogurt which made no difference. I highly recommend these, they are not your typical dry flavorless scone.
APRICOT ORANGE SCONES - THIS RECIPE TOOK ME LESS THAN AN HOUR TO MAKE, BAKE,FROST AND CLEAN UP,THEY LOOK LIKE A PICTURE AND THE TASTE IS ABSOLUTLEY DELICIOUS. THIS WAS A DOUBLE RECIPE I MADE. WHAT I DID WAS BAKE BOTH AT SAME TIME, ONE I CUT IN 6'S AND OTHER I LEFT HOW RECIPE CALLED FOR AND BOTH CAME UP BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU LIKE SCONES, YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE .LOOKS BETTER THAN BAKE SHOP. THANK YOU

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