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Salted Caramel Scones


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Salted Caramel Scones Recipe





2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, divided
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup caramel bits*
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt


• Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper. Set aside.
• In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and
salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in ½ cup butter until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs.
• Add cream cheese and caramel bits, and stir until well combined.
Add cream and vanilla extract, and stir until dough
comes together. On a floured surface, roll dough into a ¾-inch-thick
round. Cut the round into 12 wedges, and place wedges on
the prepared baking sheet.
• In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar
and remaining ¼ cup butter, and cook for 8 minutes, or until
mixture is smooth. Brush tops of scones with the caramel, and
sprinkle each evenly with coarse salt.
• Bake scones for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

 
*For testing purposes, we used Kraft Premium Caramel Bits, which
can be found on the baking supplies aisle at most supermarkets.
 



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