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Apricot Orange Scones
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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup granulated 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


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, apricots, granulated 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. STEP 3

    Combine sour cream, egg, orange juice and 1 teaspoon almond extract 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. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 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.

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