I cannot begin to explain how much I LOVE these scones!!!
They are moist & flaky & not overly sweet. You can clearly taste the lemon zest and dried fruit. The lemony glaze gives it the perfect amount of sweetness.
In my opinion, they are superior to anything you’ve ever tasted at your local coffee shop. Trust me when I tell you “You’ll never look at a scone the same way after tasting these!”
Lemony Scones with Dried Cherries & Apricots
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled & cut into small cubes
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, divided
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped (substitute with any dried fruit)
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped (substitute with any dried fruit)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. & Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside.
In a bowl (Stand Mixer is the easiest), stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix in butter & mix to resemble coarse crumbs; set aside.
In a separate bowl, stir together sour cream, egg, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest; add to flour mixture.
Combine just until moistened. Stir in chopped apricots, cherries & walnuts until just combine. Drop sticky dough onto baking sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly on rack.
2. For glaze, stir together powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel. Stir in enough lemon juice until glaze drizzles off of spoon easily; drizzle glaze over top of scones.
Makes approx. 16 to 18 scones depending on size
Recipe Source: Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens