Almond-Cream Cheese Scones

Almond-Cream Cheese Scones

These toothsome Almond-Cream Cheese Scones are served with a delectable Honey Crème Fraîche. 

Almond-Cream Cheese Scones
Serves: 19
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ground toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream cheese and chopped almonds, stirring to blend.
  4. In a liquid-measuring cup, combine ¾ cup cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract, stirring to blend. Add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture is evenly moist. (If dough seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Working gently, bring mixture together with hands until a dough forms.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 4 to 5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ½-inch thickness. Using a 2½-inch triangle-shaped cutter, cut 19 scones from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  6. Bake until edges are golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

Honey Crème Fraîche
Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup crème fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add crème fraîche, confectioners’ sugar, and honey, whisking until smooth and creamy.
  2. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.

 

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