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Cherry Almond Streusel Scones

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

8 scones

My kids and I love to mix the ingredients together and turn out these delicious scones. The tart cherries and the brown sugar and almond streusel complement the tender scones perfectly. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
Cherry Almond Streusel Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • STREUSEL:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk the cream, egg and extract; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges, but do not separate.
  2. For streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Sprinkle over dough.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 scone: 404 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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