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Sugar Plum Scones Recipe

Sugar Plum Scones Recipe

Dried plums and a sprinkling of coarse sugar make these treats delightfully Christmasy. Spread them with butter, cream cheese or preserves.—Julie McQuiston, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and buttermilk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in plums and orange peel. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
  • 2. Divide dough in half; pat each into a 7-in. circle. Cut each into six wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Combine egg and milk; brush over scones. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 279 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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