Apricot Almond Scones

Here is another variation of my classic scones made with dried apricots and sliced almonds. I tried for a while with this recipe and was never able to really boost up the apricot flavor. Dried apricots themselves are not enough, as they don’t really pack a punch. After much experimentation, I finally found that by replacing one of the eggs with a generous fourth of a cup of apricot jam (preferably homemade, of course) was just the ticket. In addition to the vanilla that I usually use, I add a teaspoon of almond extract to the wet ingredients, and about a half a teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg to the dry. To drive the flavor home even further, I make the glaze for these scones by mixing milk, powdered sugar, almond extract, nutmeg, the tiniest bit of freshly grated orange zest, and a tablespoon or so of apricot jam. These scones are moist and flavorful. Perfect for a portable breakfast,  early morning business meeting, tea party, or a leisurely Sunday brunch with friends. Enjoy!


Filed under Blue Ribbon Winners, Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts

6 responses to “Apricot Almond Scones

  1. They look wonderful,and great idea with the jam:)

  2. Oooohh…those scones look mouthwatering! I just love scones.

  3. These look so tender. I really like the addition of apricot jam.

  4. These look fabulous! I tried to avoid baking scones (because I eat 6 of them if I do) but apricot and almond?? Yum!

  5. oh i always love your recipes. and these are no exception! i want them right now, im so hungry and these look GORGEOUS! lol

  6. Scones are me absolute FAVORITE breakfast sweet.. I’ve never thought of adding some jam to the dough before.. great idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

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