Pear & Ginger Scones

Yield: 12 scones

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound (4 cups)Flour
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Baking powder
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Baking soda
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Sugar
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Salt
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Dices, packed in light syrup; reserve syrup
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Eggs
  • 1 pound (4 cups)Flour
  • METHOD

    In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt; mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal. (This can be done in a food processor.) Stir in pears and ginger. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup reserved pear syrup and eggs; mix well. Stir mixture into flour/butter and mix just to combine and create a mass. On a well-floured board, turn out dough; roll in flour to create a skin. Gently roll dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut the dough in half length-wise and cut each strip into six 4x3-inch triangles. Place scones on a parchment-lined sheetpan and bake in preheated 400°F oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and let scones cool slightly before drizzling with Pear Glaze or, if desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    PEAR GLAZE

  • 2 cups Confectioners sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Dices
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon zest
  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth and use as directed.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 418
    Fat: 13g
    Cholesterol: 65mg
    Sodium: 375mg
    Carbohydrate: 72g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Protein: 6g