Apricot White Chocolate Scones


Happy New Year!  For a special New Year’s Day breakfast, I made these Apriot White Chocolate Scones.  I always forget how quick and easy scones are to make, plus they are much more economical to make at home than to buy them from a local coffee shop.  Tastier too!  The slight tartness of the dried apricots and the sweetness of the white chocolate chips are such a wonderful complement.  I made several changes to the original recipes to lighten it up a bit:  used fat free evaporated milk instead of half and half, used light butter and also replaced some flour with whole wheat pastry flour.  The result was a delicious scone with a nice, moist texture (no dry scones here!).

Apricot White Chocolate Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Apricot White Chocolate Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut in pieces (I used light butter)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • melted white chocolate and additional chopped apricots, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. In a food processor, pulse flours, sugar and baking powder until combined.
  3. Add butter to food processor and pulse until fine crumbs form. Pour mixture into a medium bowl.
  4. Stir apricots and white chocolate chips into flour mixture. Stir in egg and gradually add evaporated milk until dough forms a ball (Note: You may need slightly less than 1/3 cup). Knead dough a few times while in bowl.
  5. Pat or roll dough into 8-inch round on prepared cookie sheet. Cut into 8 wedges (a pizza cutter works well) but DO NOT separate.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit on pan for 5 minutes and then separate wedges (Note: I used a serated knife to ensure clean cuts). Let cool completely.
  7. Optional set: Drizzle melted white chocolate and sprinkle with chopped dried apricots, if desired.
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Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

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Comments

  1. Beautiful photo! I would never have thought to put dried apricots in a scone – pinning these to try later!

  2. These look tasty & the photo is fabulous!

  3. I love a good scone and these look amazing. I will definitely be trying this recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. I love making scones too and these looks really tempting! can’t wait to try it!

  5. Oh those look delicious. It’s ben a long time since I have had a scone. I have to bookmark this one.

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