Dried Cherry Scones

Recipe by keen5
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 1/2 cup of dried cherries (or other dried fruit) with 2 tablespoons brandy or apricot nectar.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder).
  • Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients well.
  • Add pecans.
  • Make a 'hole' in the center of the dried mixture.
  • Stir together well beaten egg and half-and-half.
  • Add egg and fruit mixtures to dry ingredients all at once.
  • Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead for 12 to 15 strokes.
  • Form dough into a 7 inch circle, and cut into 8 wedges.
  • Place scones 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Brush tops with 1 tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar.
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with maple-nut butter posted on this site, if desired.
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