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Pear Parmesan Scones

Pear Parmesan Scones

Try these hearty scones or experiment with your own (omit the pear and cheese from this recipe, and substitute your favorite combinations, sweet or savory)--then tell us about it online at myrecipes.com.

Prep: 15 minutes; Bake: 24 minutes.

MyRecipes DECEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 8 large scones

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup lightly packed)
  • 2 peeled Bartlett pears, shredded, pressed, and drained (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons whipping cream, plus more if needed

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place first 4 ingredients in a food processor, and pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. Transfer to a bowl, and stir in cheese and pear. Add whipping cream, and stir just until combined. (Do not overstir.) If dough is still crumbly, stir in more whipping cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to bring dough together.

3. Knead dough gently several times with floured hands on a lightly floured surface. (Dough should just come together and not be sticky.) Pat dough into an 8-inch-diameter round, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles with a sharp knife, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake at 400° for 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

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