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Ginger Pear Scones

Ginger Pear Scones are a wonderful breakfast or afternoon treat. They are full of flavor with caramelized pear and candied ginger pieces throughout.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the caramelized pear:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium to large Bosc pear; peeled seeded, and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

For the scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats not instant or quick-cooking
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter diced
  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger finely diced
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk plus 1 tablespoon if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Instructions

For the pears:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the pears are starting to brown, about 6 minutes.
  3. Transfer pears to a plate and cool to room temperature.

For the scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick liner.
  2. Whisk together flour, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Use a pastry blender to cut butter into dry ingredients until the dough is crumbly.
  4. Fold in candied ginger and caramelized pear pieces.
  5. Add buttermilk and stir a wooden spoon until dough mostly comes together. You may need to add 1 more tablespoon of buttermilk if dough seems overly dry. Use caution as you do not want it to be too wet. It will come together when kneading.
  6. Turn out dough on a work surface and knead gently until dough comes together. Shape dough into a circle about 2 inches thick. Cut dough into 8 wedges and transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet.
  7. Brush wedges with cream. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top.
  8. Bake for 22 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Best served warm and on the day they are made.

Recipe Notes

Ginger Pear Scones are a wonderful breakfast or afternoon treat. They are full of flavor with caramelized pear and candied ginger pieces throughout.