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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lynn Nesmith

Cherry-Ginger Scones

Coastal Living APRIL 2014

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Bake:25 Minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3/4 cup whole milk or lowfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add butter; pulse until mixture is size of small peas.

3. Transfer flour mixture to a bowl; stir in cherries and ginger. Combine milk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dough comes together. (Mixture will be sticky.)

4. Form dough into an 8-inch round disc; cut into 8 equal wedges. Separate scones, and place several inches apart on prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack; serve warm or at room temperature.


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