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Sour Cream Cherry Scones
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1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 tablespoon sugar


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

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.

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