Prep 25 mins
Cook 17 mins
Found from my Cooking Light magazine collection. These are just one of those extra special flavored scones that really aren't any more difficult to make than a normal scone. To really make them extra special for a party or brunch you could even top them with a drizzle of icing.
- 1⁄4 cup apple juice
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup dried apple, chopped
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted & cooled
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place apple juice in a small bowl and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or until juice boils. Remove from microwave and add the raisins and dried chopped apples and let stand 15 minutes.
- Combine buttermilk, sugar, butter and the apple juice mixture in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture, stirring just until moist (expect the dough to be sticky).
- Drop the dough into 12 rounds (about a 1/4 cup) onto the baking sheet coated with non-stick spray.
- Bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes or until golden in color. Let cool on a wire rack.
These are very quick and easy to throw together, and they have really nice flavor! I used fresh fruit instead of dried (we skipped the raisins based on preference) so I was able to skip the soaking step. The only comment I have is that for some reason they spread out quite a bit and the texture was more like that of a muffin top. That garnered no complaints from the peanut gallery, though, and we enjoyed them very much :). Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.