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Buttermilk-Apricot Scones

Yield 1 dozen (serving size: 1 scone)
Delicate scones are best served one way--hot. The wedges that taste heavenly just minutes out of the oven often seem dry and less flavorful after they cool.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chilled stick margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup apricot nectar
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 149
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 184 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add apricots; toss well. Combine egg, buttermilk, and nectar; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. (Dough will be sticky.)

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; with floured hands, knead 4 or 5 times. Pat dough into a 9-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting to but not through bottom of dough. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve hot.

Cooking Light 5-Star 1996