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Ham & Cheese Scones

I make these scones as a way to use up leftover ham. The cheesy, savory wonders are a delight as an appetizer or an afternoon snack. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen (1/2 cup peach sauce)


  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • For sauce, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • For scones, in a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Add ham and cheese; toss to combine. Stir in whipping cream just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat dough into two 7-in. circles. Cut each into six wedges. Place wedges on a greased baking sheet.
  • For topping, whisk egg with water; brush over scones. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with peach sauce.
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  • Cindy
    Apr 19, 2020

    These are amazing! The dough is a little tough to work with and is pretty dense but definitely worth the effort. I was very concerned putting them into the oven that they were going to turn out like hockey pucks. WRONG! They are light, moist, and absolutely delicious. Be sure to double the batch of the peach/horseradish/wasabi sauce. It is so amazing that we went through the first batch only halfway through the scones. I feel like the possibilities are endless with this recipe. I can easily see subbing bacon, adding chives and/or changing up the type of cheese you use. As is - this recipe is perfect. Definitely a fan favorite in our household!