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Pear Scones with Cinnamon Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Pear Scones are a fantastic breakfast treat, but an excellent dessert any time of the day. With the addition of cinnamon and pears this becomes the embodiment of fall and the change of the season.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit in scones, fruit scone recipe
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Jackie
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cold
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large pear cored and chopped into ½ in pieces
Cinnamon Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon into a large bowl; whisk until combined.
  3. Take a COLD stick of butter (frozen is great!) and using a box grater, grate in the stick of butter into the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix with a fork or pastry cutter until the butter is the size of small peas.
  5. Add the heavy cream, egg, vanilla, and pears chunks. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together and begins to form a ball. You may need to use your hands for kneading a bit to knead the pear into the dough.
  6. Form dough into a rough ball.
  7. Flour your working surface lightly and turn out the dough. Form the dough into a rough disk shape and cut into triangles.
  8. Have a cookie sheet with parchment paper ready. Place the triangles on the tray 2 inches apart.
  9. Brush with a little heavy cream.
  10. Cook for 18 - 20 min at 400 degrees. Larger scones may take a minute or two extra to finish.
  11. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and milk. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones.
  12. Enjoy!