Bacon Scones Recipe
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Bacon Scones Recipe

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"I grew up with this very popular Bacon Scone recipe in Scotland. It pairs great with a salad." Teresa Royston, Seabeck, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 242 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in onion, cheese and two-thirds of the bacon.
  2. Transfer dough to a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 7-1/2-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges, but do not separate. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Bacon Scones in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p69

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daisiesandroses User ID: 3234142 241852
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"I really liked this recipe! I did, however, think the onion was too strong-and I used less than it called for. Next time I'd either use a little green onion or just eliminate it. Still a keeper recipe though!"

Mandy8 User ID: 5738828 108086
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"I make this recipe on a regular basis as my husbund loves them!! I do stir all the bacon in and usually add a little extra cheese. I also use onion powder cause we aren't big onion eaters. Definitely my hubby's favorite recipe!"

barbiered User ID: 6391059 110851
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Made this recipe for my company's holiday breakfast . . . it was a hit!"

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 110850
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I made this for a ladies' brunch and it was excellent! I used bacon bits and mixed them all into the batter, based on another reviewer's comments. So yummy!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 172197
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"These are very buttery and good. I used turkey bacon and they still tasted very savory. The bacon that you sprinkle on the top before baking doesn't really stay on so next time I might press it in or just mix all the bacon in rather than dividing it. Really a great recipe!"

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 108085
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"The scones were delicious and moist. I will definetely be doing these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

Cupcake 68 User ID: 5587175 189024
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I made these for a fall morning family breakfast. My family is not big on onions so I omitted them. I did use low fat ingredients for a more healthy scone, didn't change the taste. They were deliciously healthy! Thanks for a fun and different recipe."

KidTeacher1965 User ID: 4710412 129005
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"This was very simple to make, as well as quick. My only change would be to grate the onion, as I wasn't fond of the bigger chunks."

bunnygirl6489 User ID: 2598839 190781
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"These have a wonderful onion-y buttery flavor. I might recommend a little bit more bacon for those bacon-lovers out there, but this is a wonderful recipe and definitely a keeper."

teachth User ID: 1569987 121294
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"These are great! Very rich and buttery. I modified the recipe by cooking the onion with the bacon. These are very good."

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