Cherry Almond Scones

by Jennifer Wieland
Cherry Almond Scones

As I have stated many a time here in the past, I do not sleep. Usually it is due to children. This morning though I woke up at 3:00 am and there was no going back to sleep for me. Try as I might I just couldn’t get sleepy. So, I finally gave up a bit after 4:00 am and decided to get dressed and start the day early. I started laundry and was cleaning the kitchen cabinets and counters. Since the kitchen was all nice and tidy I then I figured why not bake and dirty it back up, enter Cherry Almond Scones.

I have had the idea for these banging around in my head for a few weeks now but haven’t had a chance to work on them for breakfast. I decided that today would be perfect for this recipe and set about making what is an absolutely, divine scone. I love the flavor combination of cherry and almond and to pretty up the scones I drizzled them with melted white chocolate. Can you say flavor heaven? Because let me tell you, that is what this is. If you are a fan of scones this is a must try recipe. You will not be disappointed. The scones are light, flavorful and moist.

 Cherry Almond Scones

Cherry Almond Scones
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2896 calories
307 g
656 g
172 g
40 g
105 g
806 g
794 g
101 g
4 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
806g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2896
Calories from Fat 1512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 172g
265%
Saturated Fat 105g
526%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 47g
Cholesterol 656mg
219%
Sodium 794mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates 307g
102%
Dietary Fiber 9g
35%
Sugars 101g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A
136%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
95%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 c. sugar
  2. 2 c. all-purpose flour
  3. 1 tbsp. baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp. salt
  5. 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
  6. 2/3 c. heavy whipping cream
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 tsp. almond extract
  9. 2/3 c. frozen or fresh pitted cherries, quartered
  10. 1/4 c. white chocolate chips or discs, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. In a food processor, fitted with the pastry blade add the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Pulse a few times to mix well. With the food processor on add the cubed butter a few at a time and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a bowl beat together the cream, egg and almond extract. With the food processor on slowly pour the cream mixture in. It will begin to form a ball and pull away from the sides. You may still have some bits that are not incorporated and that is fine. Add the cherries and fold in by hand. (I actually use my hands for this part.)
  3. Form the dough into a rectangle or circle and cut in half and cut the halves into four triangles. (You can see an example here.) Carefully move them to the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes and then using a spatula move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  4. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle the tops of the scones with it.
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protein
40g
carbs
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

23 Responses to “Cherry Almond Scones”

  1. 1
    LyndaS says:

    I am not typically a big cherry eater, but I bet those are delicious!
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    These look really good. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 3

    I am not a fan of almonds, but those scones look fantastic!

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    Henrietta says:

    Oh, these look amazing! I love blueberry anything so pinning this for later1
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  5. 5

    I really need to bake more… and these will be at the top of the list!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness I love scones and these look and sound delish!
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    amber says:

    Great idea to start baking away when you just can’t sleep! I usually waste the morning trying to go back to sleep and end up feeling discouraged that I couldn’t! These look scrumptious!
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    I love a good scone! Pinning to try later!
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  9. 9

    Oh my! I bet my kids would love these! Thanks for the yummy recipe!
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    Candace says:

    These look delicious! I am a fan of almonds, cherries, and white chocolate. These are perfect for me to have with my morning lattes. Thanks for sharing!
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  11. 11

    I haven’t made scones in a year. I think it’s time again and your recipe is just what I needed!

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    Joy says:

    They look SERIOUSLY delicious! I wish I could wake up and make something this delicious 🙂 i’m lucky if I don’t burn toast.

  14. 14

    Those look incredible!!! I have to make scones now 🙂
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    heidi says:

    These sound delightful. I’ve gotta make em. Hope you have a fantastic day!
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    I adore scones and just built my confidence up by trying them out for the first time at home.
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    Anne says:

    These look delicious, I like the idea of using white chocolate on top.
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    Natalie says:

    Wow, these look good! I am certain that any baking I attempt at 4am would be entirely inedible!
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    Zan says:

    Oh men…………I love scones, cherries, and almonds…not to mention white chocolate drizzle! Definitely a must try! Thanks.
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