Pear scones

Pear scones


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About this recipe: These drop scones are much smaller than traditional scones but still very tasty. There's no need to roll out the dough, you simply drop the batter onto a baking tray before baking. Ideal when served with tea.


Makes: 8 scones

  • 225g plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 75g unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml single cream
  • 165g pear, chopped

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Sieve together the flour, dark brown soft sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl; cut in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Whisk together the egg and cream in a separate bowl; stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined; stir in the pear. Drop large spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased baking tray.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes; rest briefly on a cooling rack before serving.


If pears aren't in season, feel free to use tinned.

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Reviews (1)


these were good and made better with some apricot jam on top! next time i would add more cinnamon. - 11 Mar 2012

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