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Basil Marmalade Scones Recipe

Basil Marmalade Scones Recipe

Orange marmalade and fragrant basil give these delightful scones a slightly sweet, garden-fresh flavor. They’re tender and moist and perfect with morning or afternoon tea. —Hannah Wallace, Wenatchee, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in basil. Whisk eggs and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5 times.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. Transfer one portion to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Pat into a 7-in. circle. Spread marmalade to within 1/2 in. of edge. Pat remaining dough into a 7-in. circle. Place over marmalade; seal edges. Cut into eight wedges, but do not separate. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 224 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"I made these for a brunch and everyone loved them. It's a delicious and unique flavor combination that's worth trying! I will definitely make again. (Oh, I used fresh basil and the aroma was heavenly.)"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"This recipe was a hit with the kids as well as myself :) It has a fresh taste and the marmalade provides sweetness. I did serve with a small piece of butter on top, but it does not really need it.

Delicious :)"

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