Apricot Scones

Devonshire Cream Ingredients:
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup whipping cream
Scones Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp whipping cream, divided
  • Jam of your choice
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In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough cream to achieve a spreading consistency. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Scones Preparation:

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add apricots, pecans and orange peel. With a fork, rapidly stir in 1 cup whipping cream just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times. Divide in half; shape each into a ball.

Flatten each ball into a 6-inch circle; cut each circle into eight wedges. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with remaining whipping cream. Bake at 375° F for 13 to 15 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Serve with Devonshire Cream and jam.

Servings: 16 scones
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member