Ginger-Pear Star Scones

Ginger-Pear Star Scones
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter, cut up

  • 1 cup finely chopped Bosc pear

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • cup whipping cream

  • Whipping cream

  • Freshly grated nutmeg and/or finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

  • 1 Recipe Spiced Butter

Spiced Butter

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Dash ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon grated or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pear. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs and 2/3 cup whipping cream. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Divide dough in half. Lightly roll or pat half of the dough at a time into a 7-inch circle. Using a 2- to 2-1/2-inch star-shape cutter, cut out scones. Reroll scraps to cut additional scones.

  4. Place scones 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with additional whipping cream. If desired, sprinkle with additional grated nutmeg and/or ginger. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with Spiced Butter.

Spiced Butter

  1. In a small bowl stir together sugar, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in butter until combined. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Prepare scones as directed. Place cooled scones in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw at room temperature. If desired, preheat oven to 350°F. Place scones on a baking sheet and bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until warm. Serve with Spiced Butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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