Apricot Orange Scones

Apricot Orange Scones
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5 Reviews
This scone is perfect when served with coffee on a weekend morning.
15 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
6 scones

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
cold Land O Lakes® Butter
1/4 cup
sour cream
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons
orange juice
1 teaspoon
almond extract

Glaze

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, apricots, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Combine sour cream, egg, orange juice and 1 teaspoon almond flavoring in another bowl. Stir into flour mixture 1 minute or just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth.
  4. Pat dough to 7-inch circle on greased baking sheet. Score into 6 wedges; do not separate.
  5. Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.
  6. Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/8 teaspoon almond flavoring and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over warm scones.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 scone)

Calories
370
Cholesterol
60mg
Carbohydrates
59g
Protein
6g
Fat
11g
Sodium
370mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have made these scones for my family and got raved reviews and not a crumb left !

Rating

Easy and absolute delicious! The whole family loves them, as well as guests!

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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.

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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.

Rating

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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