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Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

When you think of scones are they savory? Sweet is what came to my mind until recently. Whenever I have seen scones in bakeries or coffee shops I only saw or noticed the sweet ones. I have made buttermilk currant scones and a few others. Then my friend Terry suggested Cheddar-jalapeno. The gears started moving and Cheddar jalapeno bacon scones were created. I had to throw bacon into the mix, of course!

Bacon makes everything better! Well, not everything. It makes a lot of things better. The flavor combination of Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and bacon is certainly a good one. I will have to try it with other foods besides scones too. Can you see future recipes and posts coming? Sure thing. I am adding the flavor combo to my must investigate and cook more with list.

Guess what is a by-product of these scones? Jalapeno infused bacon grease. You can discard it or perhaps use it to cook with. I can see the wheels turning in the heads of foodies who love spicy foods. Oh yes, imagine the possibilities. Consider it a bonus of this recipe.

The recipe is simple and comes together quickly. It is adapted from one on the New York Restaurants website. I decreased the amount of salt slightly because of the addition of bacon. It is also modified to reflect my method of preparation.

What are you favorite savory scones? I would like to make more varieties. Give me your suggestions and inspiration. I do enjoy when I discover something new to make. Stay tuned!

Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones
4.8 from 5 votes

Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

A recipe for scones made with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapenos, and bacon. A savory scone to enjoy any time of the day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Renee


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1 stick, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese by weight, diced
  • 2 slices bacon regular thickness
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • Egg wash 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment or a silpat.
  2. In a small skillet, over medium-high heat, brown the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Lower the heat to medium-low. Add the diced jalapenos to the skillet and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the jalapenos from the pan and drain on paper towels. Chop the bacon into small pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, add the Cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and 1 tablespoon of the flour. Stir to coat ingredients with the flour.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the butter is pea-sized. Lightly whip eggs and cream and add it to the flour/butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture until it comes together. Add the cheese, bacon, and jalapeno mixture and stir until incorporated.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently a few times. Pat the dough out to a round that is 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Transfer the triangles to the baking sheet. Brush tops of each with egg wash. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for scones made with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapenos, and bacon. A savory scone to enjoy any time of the day.

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 21st of October 2020

I substituted chopped up hot dogs for the bacon because that’s what I had. Turned out great. Like fancy pigs in a blanket.

Katie Moseman

Sunday 25th of October 2020

Mmm that sounds delicious!


Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Can’t wait to make them!


Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Excellent I like all information on this awesome recipe blog I love this blog

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

Tuesday 31st of July 2012

Mmm... savory scones with a bit of a kick, gorgeous! The combination of flavors is just fantastic. They are scrumptious!

Baker Street

Monday 30th of July 2012

Holy moly! I love savory scones and LOVE that you added bacon! These look fantastic, Renee! :)