Sour Cream Cherry Scones
16
scones
20 min
PREP TIME
1 hr
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Topping

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 tablespoon sugar

Scones

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3/4 cup sour cream

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2/3 cup dried cherries  

 

 *Substitute 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sour cream, egg and almond extract in another bowl; mix until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries.

  5. STEP 5

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.

  6. STEP 6

    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 minutes; separate scones.

  7. STEP 7

    Store leftover scones in airtight container at room temperature.

Tip #1

- Coarsely chop cherries if they are large.

Nutrition

210Calories
9Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
180Sodium (mg)
27Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  November 02, 2016

This is my first try of baking scone. I followed the recipe, but tweaked with the following changes: 1. Cut sugar amount by half. 2. Cut butter amount by half. 3. Used only 1/2 cup of sour cream. 4. Added 1/4 cup of heavy cream. 5. Used two eggs instead of one. 6. Used electric mixer for mixing and kneading. Almond slices didn't stick so will use egg the next time. The scones taste good: not too sweet, and smell good. They are on the dry side but can be eaten with whip cream, butter and jam. Love this recipe because it's simple.

— says Sophie
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  February 10, 2016

I've tried several scone recipes lately and I like this one the best so far. I used dried cherries and the almonds on top, but the almonds didn't stick, so I will experiment with an egg or milk wash. The almonds toast as the scones bake and they add great flavor, so I wouldn't want to go without them. I think, with a little tweaking, this is the one.

— says Elaine
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