Savory Onion and Dried Cherry Scones

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
A scone filled with dried cherries, herbs, lemon zest, and onions—eat one for breakfast with tea or take one to work for a quick lunch.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbs butter, salted and chilled
  • 1 tsp minced lemon zest
  • 2 tsp minced, fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped, dried sour cherries
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten (for egg-washing tops of scones)
  • Flour, as needed


  • Using an electric mixer combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add butter and blend on low speed until mixture resembles cornmeal, with small chunks of butter still visible.
  • Add lemon zest, thyme, pepper, onions, and dried cherries. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Add two eggs and cream and blend on low speed until mixture just holds together as a dough.
  • Remove dough from mixing bowl and turn out onto lightly floured work surface. Gently fold dough over itself five times.
  • Divide dough into two equal pieces. Form each piece of dough into a seven inch round, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut each round into six wedges and brush tops with egg wash.
  • Place separated wedges on a baking sheet and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool slightly. Best if served warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 446
  Calories from Fat 164 (37%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(52%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(50%)Cholesterol 150mg
(22%)Sodium 538mg
(4%)Potassium 134mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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