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Ham and Cheese Scones

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Who says scones have to be sweet? Serve this savory scone recipe with a green salad or bowl of soup for a light meal. They're also great to hand to kids as they run out the door in the morning!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped 33%-less-sodium ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 217
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.2 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 10.4 g
  • carbohydrate 27.1 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 26 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 519 mg
  • calcium 235 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and ham. Combine buttermilk and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.