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Almond Peach Scones

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Freezing Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Maple and Thyme

A sweet and buttery scone filled with fresh, seasonal peaches and flavored with almond extract. These scones are topped with an almond glaze and toasted almonds

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Ingredients

For the Peach Scones

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons (260g) cake flour you can also substitute all-purpose flour here
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen and shredded or cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh peach, diced and frozen

For the Glaze and Garnish

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

For the Scones

  1. Peel and dice one large peach (about 1 cup). Freeze on a sheet pan in a single layer for 25-30 minutes along with the 1/2 cup of butter.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Grate your frozen stick of butter directly into the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to gently work the butter into the flour mixture. Return this bowl to the freezer while you mix up the liquid ingredients. 

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle this mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until all of the dough appears to be wet. You may need to add an additional tablespoon or two of heavy cream. Gently fold in the frozen peaches. 

  4. On a floured surface, form the dough into an 8 inch circle. Using a sharp knife, or a bench knife, cut the circle into 8 equal triangles. Arrange scones on the prepared baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes.

    Brush frozen scones with heavy cream and bake for 18 -20 minutes at 400° on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

For the Glaze and Garnish

  1. While the scones are baking, toast the almonds.

    Preheat oven to 350°. Toast almonds on a sheet pan in a single layer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, almond extract and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth.

  3. Once the scones have finished baking, remove from the oven and drizzle almond glaze over each scone. Garnish with toasted almonds and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Almond Peach Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 257mg11%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.