Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
33 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Let your scones take a savory turn by adding chopped bacon, cheese and chives. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. Freeze 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cream, cheese, bacon, chives, and pepper, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto wax paper; gently press or pat dough into a 7-inch round (mixture will be crumbly). Cut round into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops of wedges with remaining 2 Tbsp. cream just until moistened.

Step 3

Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.

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Ratings & Reviews


April 11, 2015
Everyone loved these scones at my latest tea party, they were fluffy and tender. I even got requests to make them for camping trips and other events. After reading the reviews I did double the bacon, but the cheddar was just right as it was. 

yana18's Review

March 21, 2013
I agree with the comment of the previous reviewer - more of a buscuit... Can't really taste the bacon or the cheese...

Tomster's Review

November 04, 2012
Excellent. Used part heavy cream and part 1/2 and 1/2 because that's what I had. Nice flaky scones, almost more of a biscuit than a scone.