Lemony Scones with Dried Fruit

Dried apricots and plums dot these lemony glazed scones. They make the perfect sweet bread recipe for brunch.

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Makes:
16 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
18 mins 375°F
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Lemony Scones with Dried Fruit

Ingredients
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup butter
1
8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
1
egg
1 1/2
2/3
cup snipped dried apricots
2/3
cup snipped pitted dried plums (prunes)
1/2
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/4
cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside. In bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in butter to resemble coarse crumbs; set aside. In bowl stir together sour cream, egg, granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the peel; add to flour mixture. Combine just until moistened. Stir in apricots and dried plums. Drop dough onto baking sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly on rack.
  2. For glaze, stir together powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel. Stir in enough lemon juice to make drizzling consistency; drizzle over scones. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts. Makes 16 to 18 scones.

Nutrition Facts

(Lemony Scones with Dried Fruit)
    Per serving:
  • 200 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 35 mg chol.,
  • 175 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 13 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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