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Tart, slightly sweet cherry scones receive a savory touch of creamy, spiced havarti cheese. They are perfect warm with butter, at brunch, or beside a bowl of soup.
By Danae Halliday
While making scones isn’t new to me, baking them in a skillet and using a savory-sweet combination is. Normally I stick to a sweet scone with some kind of fresh or dried fruit added in. This time however I wanted to make one that incorporated both savory and sweet flavors, this way I wasn’t as limited with what I could serve the scones with. Lucky for me Castello Cheese sent me some amazing Herbs and Spice Havarti to try out. This cheese is delicious! I’ve always loved havarti cheese, but the addition of the herbs and spices in this cheese really takes it to a whole new level. I appreciated the history of Castello Cheese, they’ve been around since 1893, their use of natural ingredients, and that they have 40 varieties of cheese!
So why did I decide to make Havarti and Dried Cherry Skillet Scones with the cheese? I wanted to try something new and different. Sure a cheesy pasta sauce or panini full of the havarti would have been delicious, but I wanted to be daring and get creative with this cheese. Making a savory and sweet scone was the perfect way to do that!
There was something wonderful about the tart, slightly sweet cherries paired with the creamy, herb and spiced cheese that tasted amazing together. I kept the scone recipe simple and added some healthy adjustments to make these scones more hearty.
Once the dough was ready and ample chunks of the Herbs and Spice Havarti and dried cherries were running through it, I patted it out into a thick round disc then transferred it into a greased cast iron skillet. If you’ve never baked scones in a skillet before, you must! They get the most amazing crusty edge all around them, which was by far my favorite part. These Havarti and Dried Cherry Skillet Scones taste best warm with melted butter on them. Serve them with a bowl of hot soup, alongside some chicken and a salad, or they would be fabulous with an egg dish at your next brunch!Print
Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece.
Hi, I'm Danae, the blogger, photographer, and recipe developer of Recipe Runner. Recipe Runner is all about my love of food, cooking, baking, and running. I hope that I can tempt you with my recipes and inspire you with my running stories! Enjoy!