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Pear Scones Recipe
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Pear Scones

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"These are nice for a light and tasty brunch. Serve with tea."

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Original recipe makes 8 scones Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    37 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; cut in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Whisk together the egg and half-and-half in a separate bowl; stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined; stir in the pear. Drop large spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes; rest briefly on a cooling rack before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2007

We just finish baking the scones and they are wonderful...light, not really, really sweet but still have a hint of sweetmess...we even sifted the brown sugar with the other dry ingredients.. never did that before, but make sure u do..the texture is wonderful. We are going to serve it with pear butter for breakfast on Christmas Eve morning... thanks for sharing the recipe !

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2008

I'm going to have to disagree on this one. The dough was far too wet and the scones spread too much. The pear flavor was barely noticeable. They tasted OK to me, but not much like a scone at all. I'll stick with my traditional recipe and experiment with adding pears.

Apr 26, 2010

These were very good, but I definitely would not call them scones. At breakfast this morning we dubbed them "Pear Puddles" :) because the do spread out a good bit and that's what they look like. I used 4 pears (didn't bother to measure, just needed to get rid of them) and because of the reviews I added a little more flavoring. I used cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and some finely grated orange peel just because I had it. They were very tasty! We ate them with a little butter, and they were sweet enough (but not too sweet) that they didn't need anything else. Will make again :) Thank you

Oct 28, 2007

I didn't measure the pears just used the last 3 that were in my fruit bowl. I can't get half and half in the UK so I usually use light cream. I wasn't paying attention when I took the container out of the fridge and had already mixed it in to the dough, when I realised I'd used plain yogurt instead. I went with it anyway and they still turned out well. Absolutely delicious still warm and covered in honey. Many Thanks for something a little bit different.

Jul 19, 2011

I used whole wheat flour instead of ap flour, 3 T honey instead of brown sugar, oil instead of butter, and soy milk in place of half and half. Maybe I should not review this with all my changes, but this definitely was worth the try with fresh pears! Yum!

Oct 08, 2011

This are excellent. Nice, soft, thick dough. I added 1/2 tsp ginger to the batter and 1 pear=1 cup so for those who said batter was too thin and they spread like puddles, pay attention to the recipe. 4 pears??

Feb 09, 2010

The batter for these are more like a dumpling, a bit wetter than a real scone batter. I didn't have half and half so I substituted buttermilk for the liquid. We enjoyed these for our afternoon "coffee break'. I have added this to my keeper list as they are quick and easy but a nice change from regular scones.'

Sep 22, 2008

so yummy. slightly sweet. my husband and kids all love them!


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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