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Apricot Chip Scones Recipe-8624

Photo by: Mark Shapiro
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These scones go together beautifully in the food processor, which effortlessly cuts the butter into the flour, resulting in the most tender and flaky scones imaginable.

Yield: Makes about 14 large scones


  • 3 cups (750 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2½ tsp (12 mL) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) dried apricots, snipped into strips
  • ½ cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) whipping (35%) cream
  • Confectioner’s (icing) sugar, for dusting


  • Baking sheets, lined with parchment paper or greased


Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse for 5 seconds. Add butter and pulse using on/off motion until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and pulse just until the dough forms a ball. Stir in apricots and chocolate chips.

2. Scooping dough with rounded ¼-cup (50 mL) ice cream scoop or measuring cup, place balls of dough on prepared baking sheets, about 3 inches (7.5 cm) apart.

3. Topping: In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Brush tops of scones with cream and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar topping.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until crusty and golden brown. Transfer scones to a rack to cool. Dust lightly with confectioner’s sugar before serving.


This recipe can be doubled.

These scones are best served the day they are made.

© 2006 Julie Hasson

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information does not include Confectioner’s (icing) sugar, for dusting. Serving size is 1 scone.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

352kcal (18%)
86mg (9%)
0mg (0%)
189mcg RAE (6%)
56mg (19%)
239mg (10%)
14g (71%)
23g (35%)
2mg (9%)

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