Almond and Cherry Scones
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Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: 15-18 scones
 
Loaded with sweet cherry preserves and almonds, these scones are a perfect morning treat when you want to show some love to someone in your life.
Ingredients
  • 2½ C All Purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 10 oz Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, cold
  • 1 C dried cherries, chopped
  • ? C sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ C milk plus ¼ C milk for brushing scones.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 C flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut butter into small pieces and add to mixture. Using hands combine together to create a coarse and mealy product.
  4. Add almond extract, egg and ? C milk and mix until it forms a slightly sticky dough.
  5. Mix in dried cherries and ¼ C of the sliced almonds.
  6. Using the remaining flour, transfer dough to floured surface, then knead a few times to coat with flour.
  7. Using rolling pin, rough roll out dough to ½" thickness and spread cherry preserves over dough.
  8. Fold dough over in thirds to cover preserves.
  9. Re-roll dough out to ½" in thickness and a rectangular shape.
  10. Cut dough using dough cutter (or pizza cutter) into triangular shapes.
  11. Transfer to baking pan lined with parchment paper and brush with remaining milk.
  12. Top with remaining sliced almonds and sprinkle with sugar.
  13. Bake for 8-12 minutes (until golden brown).
  14. Remove and transfer to cooling rack.
  15. Serve warm.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/almond-and-cherry-scones/