Dried-Cherry Scones

A burst of sweet cherry flavor truly shines through in these simple Dried-Cherry Scones.

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Dried-Cherry Scones
Yield: 8 to 10 scones
  • 1½ cups self-rising soft-wheat flour*
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Garnish: Devon cream and fresh cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour and ¼ cup sugar, whisking to blend. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add dried cherries, stirring to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add vanilla to cream. Add cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened and a dough forms. (If mixture seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a dough forms.)
  5. Using a levered ¼-cup scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle scones with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
  7. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with Devon cream and fresh cherries, if desired.
*For testing purposes, we used White Lily Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour, available in grocery stores throughout the Southeastern region of the United States and online at whitelily.com.


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