Dried Apricot Scones
Makes 8
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
  • Honey-Pistachio Cream (recipe follows)
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly. Add apricots, stirring to combine well. Add 1 cup heavy cream, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, pat dough to an 8½-inch circle. Cut scones into 8 equal wedges.
  4. Place on prepared pan. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon heavy cream, and sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar.
  5. Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Serve with Honey-Pistachio Cream and fruit, if desired.
Recipe by Victoria at https://www.victoriamag.com/dried-apricot-scones-recipe/