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  • Servings: 16 scones
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  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Scones:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Sour Cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries**


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Combine sour cream, egg and almond extract in small bowl until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.
  • Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 7-inch circle. Place 2 inches apart onto large ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score each half into 8 wedges; do not separate. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes; separate scones. Store leftover scones in airtight container at room temperature.
  • *Substitute 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries.
  • Recipe Tip
  • Coarsely chop cherries if they are large.

Categories: Scone 

Author Credit: Land O Lakes

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