10 servings

Salty slivers of country ham are woven into these tender and flaky rustic biscuits. Smear a dab of Maple Butter on top, and watch it melt.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Stir in ham. Add whipping cream, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times. Transfer dough to a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat into a 7" circle. Cut into 10 wedges. (Do not separate wedges.)

Step 3

Bake at 425° for 24 to 26 minutes or until scones are golden. Let cool slightly. Separate wedges; serve warm with Maple Butter.

Step 4

Note: Don't be tempted to add more flour to the scone recipe. Scone dough should be a bit sticky.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

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