Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Black Pepper Scones

"A savory scone sure to please."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:




  • Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  • Stir together dry ingredients and herbs; first 7 ingredients.
  • Blend in butter to look like coarse cornmeal.
  • Stir in tomatoes.
  • Mix milk with egg; stir into flour mixture until moist.
  • Gentily knead 8 to 10 turns; then pat into 6" circle on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Cut 8 wedges and separate slightly.
  • Bake until golden 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Brush with seasoned olive oil or melted butter.

Questions & Replies

  1. I don't eat regular flour products. Can I use homemade oat flour in this recipe?
  2. How long do these bake?
  3. How long do these last? I'm thinking of making them on Wednesday and serving them on a Sunday for an appetizer for brunch.


  1. These were great. We made little mini scones and served them up as appetizers with some garlic butter. The sundried tomato flavor was very nice and the mix of herbs worked well together. Our tomatoes were packed in oil with herbs so I cut back on the parsley and basil just a bit. Yummy!
  2. I'm not a sweet person before dialysis at 5 a.m. so these, I made a day earlier. are perfect to reheat while I don't want to do baking that time of day.
  3. These scones are fab!! This was my third attempt at finding a savoury scone recipe without cheese, that actually worked. I used a 2" cutter to make small ones to have with pre-dinner drinks. I piped a mix of Greek yoghurt, sundried tomatoes, chives, s&p and a squirt of tomato ketchup (can't remember where I found that recipe, but I added the ketchup to it to get more of a tomato flavour). They were delicious and my guests all loved them! Thanks!
  4. Whole family loved these! Even DS, who has gotten burned out on sun-dried tomatoes. I cut mine in eighths, as we like more in smaller sizes than fewer large ones. Used all the ingredients as listed, but I also had just under a half pound of bacon to use up. So, I trimmed it, diced it & cooked it before adding to the dry ingredients along with the sun-dried tomatoes. Thanks for posting, GailAnn! Made & enjoyed for ZWT-6 Team Xtra Hot Dishes! :)
  5. Wonderful! This was my first attempt at scones, and they turned out beautifully. Great blend of flavors and so light and fluffy :) The only thing I will change next time is to break them down into 10-12 scones. 6 were quite large for us. Thanks for a great recipe! Made for ZWT6.


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