Apricot Scones

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
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Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender. Add apricots and sugar; mix well.

Whisk the half and half with the egg, and add to dry ingredients; stir until just blended.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8 to 10 times.

Pat into a 9-inch circle onto a lightly greased baking sheet and score top into 12 wedges. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 12 scones
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