Apricot-Ginger Buttermilk Scones

Dried apricots lend a tangy sweetness and a nice kick of fiber to these breakfast treats.

April 30, 2013

Serves: 8
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 35 min

  • 1 3/4 cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (about 7 small whole apricots)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • honey

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, apricots, and crystallized ginger. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, butter, fresh ginger, lemon peel, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar until blended. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the buttermilk mixture. Stir together just until combined. Do not overmix.


2. Sprinkle a sheet of plastic wrap lightly with flour. Scrape the dough onto the plastic and spread roughly into a 7" circle. Sprinkle the top of the dough lightly with flour and pat until smooth. Invert the round onto the baking sheet and score the top of the pastry into 8 wedges, using a sharp, flour-dipped knife. Spoon the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar into a sieve and sprinkle evenly over the top.

3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes at 400°, or until golden. Cool on the baking sheet on a rack for 10 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges and serve with honey.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     170.2 cal
Fat     5.4
Saturated fat     3
Cholesterol     38.3 m
Sodium     198.4 mg
Carbohydrates     27.6
Total sugars     10.1
Dietary fiber     2.3 g
Protein     4.1 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.