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Asparagus Scones Recipe

Asparagus Scones Recipe

"These moist scones have a mild peppery bite and go great with soup for a light lunch," says Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. “Parmesan and smoked mozzarella cheese also work just fine in this recipe.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1/4-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, pepper and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk just until moistened. Stir in cheese and asparagus.
  • 3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Transfer dough to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges, but do not separate.
  • 4. Brush with remaining buttermilk. Bake at 425° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 scones.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 211 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Asparagus Scones

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stinkaroo
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"these are fantastic"

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armadillo999
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"Sam's carries a Cabot brand cheese that is "50% light". I use it in cooking & it's fine. I'm not wild about it by itself. I've also used it in pimiento cheese with good results."

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tcanfield
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"I always see recipes that call for reduced-fat cheese. I can't find it anywhere. None of my local stores carry it. Where should I get it? tracy"

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