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Spicy Ginger Scones

 Spicy Ginger Scones
This recipe was created for Thanksgiving weekend with family members who were trying to be more health conscious, but I wanted the flavor to still be there. The candied ginger gives these scones a special zing!—Rebecca Guffey, Apex, North Carolina
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • Additional half-and-half cream and sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and
  • nutmeg. Stir in cream just until moistened. Stir in raisins and
  • ginger.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Transfer dough to a
  • greased baking sheet. Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight
  • wedges, but do not separate. Brush tops lightly with additional
  • cream; sprinkle with additional sugar.
  • Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 8 scones.
Nutritional Facts: 1 scone (calculated without additional cream and sugar) equals 202 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.