Orange Apricot Scones With Almond Butter

Orange Apricot Scones With Almond Butter

Spend a special morning moment enjoying warm scones and luscious almond butter.

30 min.prep time 1:10total time
16 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

Scones

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

Almond Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and apricots.

Stir together half & half, egg and 1 tablespoon orange zest in bowl until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.

Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 7-inch circle. Place 2 inches apart onto large ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score each half into 8 wedges; do not separate. Bake 25-30 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool 15-20 minutes on baking sheet.

Combine all almond butter ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Separate scones while warm. Serve with almond butter.

Store leftover scones in container with tight-fitting lid at room temperature. Store remaining almond butter covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 240

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 190mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #12272©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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