With a flaky crust and a creamy, buttery inside my Apricot Pecan Scones with Apricot Honey Butter is a melt-in-your-mouth pleasure sensation. Split these scones while steaming hot and slather on this heavenly Apricot Honey Butter!
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Apricot Pecan Scones with Apricot Honey Butter
I’ll be honest, I love good scones. I love breakfast. I’m definitely a morning person, anybody that knows me knows that! I do my best work in the mornings… after breakfast!
These scones are buttery and flaky on the outside. They’re soft and fluffy on the inside. The apricot adds a chewy texture and the pecans add a wonderful crunch. If you want to kick the flavor sensation up, even more, spread them with Apricot Honey Butter while they’re hot and let this decadent butter melt throughout your scone.
Basically, if you’re familiar with making biscuits or pie crust, the process for making scones is the same. First, you’ll cut, or mix, the fat into the flour. It’s easiest to cut in with a fork or pastry blender; mix until you have pea-sized coarse crumbs.
Next mix in your wet ingredients and any add-ins, such as apricots and pecans. This is very important, you’ll need to mix only until ingredients are worked in. Over mixing will make your scones tough.
For scones and biscuits, I simply pour the dough onto a sheet of waxed or parchment paper and press it into a circle with my hands. You’ll want to get the dough as even as possible for even cooking. It doesn’t have to be perfect if it’s all wonky or lopsided just call it ‘rustic‘!
Apricot Pecan Scones with Apricot Honey Butter
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- 1 cup apricots dried
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup butter real butter no substitute!
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup honey or to taste
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 8 Tablespoons butter frozen
- ½ cup Greek yogurt sour cream may be substituted for the yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup apricots dried, chopped
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- Place apricots and hot water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or paper towel. Heat for one minute or until water is steaming hot. (Hot to the touch.) Allow to steep.
- Allow apricots to cool before mixing with butter or they will melt your butter.
- Once cool, place apricots in a food processor or blender. (A food processor works much better.) Add butter, cinnamon, and honey. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Heat oven to 400°.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Cut in butter until mixture has large pea-sized crumbles. Or, if you're butter is frozen grate it on the large-hole side of a cheese grater. Then, simply stir the butter into the flour.
- In a small bowl, stir together yogurt and egg. Add to dry ingredients.
- Carefully stir in apricots and pecans.
- Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead dough just enough that it sticks together.
- Form into a 10-inch circle.
- Using a floured knife, cut dough into wedges.
- Transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 20-23 minutes until lightly browned.
For more information on scones visit Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones
For the butter, do I strain the water off before adding the butter, or leave the water in? Thanks.
I would strain it off.
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
3 to 4 days before they start trying out
This looks so good! Do you use this dough for any other recipes?
I change up the add-ins.
Amy Rosenstein says
Really good – my first attempt at scones and successful. Just wondering if one should use salted or unsalted butter? I used half the amount of salt specified, and, with salted butter, the raw dough tasted very salty, but the finished product was perfect!
The apricot pecan scones look amazing.
How many servings does this recipe make. It looks like you cut them into 6 pieces?
I did. It makes large scones.
Hi! The Apricot Honey sounds delish – but I’m not seeing the actual scone recipe? Am I missing something? thanks!
Adrienne, I’m so sorry about that, but thank you so much for your email. I just updated my site and I’m finding some errors occured in the transfer. I have re-typed in the scones recipes and you should be able to get it and/or print it now. So sorry for the inconvenence!!
Thanks Paula!!! YUUUUUM! 🙂 I’m definitely going to take a stab at making these!
You’re welcome, hope you enjoy them.
Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen says
I love scones, such an easy and quick breakfast once you get the hang of it. I’ve never tried apricots in them before, love the idea of the apricot honey butter- great touch!
Thank you. I agree after you get the hang of it. I’ve made biscuits since I was about 10 and it’s much like that.
Christine @ idigpinterest.com says
These look amazing! Stopping by from the Show Stopper Link Party to pin!
These look amazing Paula! I love apricot and need to make scones – for some reason I have not made them in a couple of years.I think your photos are great! Hope you are doing well!
Thanks Raquel, I get on binges making things. It was Pound Cakes for a while, now it’s scones and cookies. Seems like with swimsuit season coming, I need to get on a salad kick! 🙂
Geez thanks! I made these at the same time! Thanks so much!
Matt Robinson says
How awesome is that when someone recognizes your photography? I think you are really talented in your photography actually, great pics always. The flaky crust and buttery inside of these scones, along with apricots, the perfect texture and flavoring.
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
As you probably tell by my website, scones hold a particular interest for me. Very very nice recipe and excellent instructions.
I can see there are other scone recipes that I have to delve into on your site. Awesome!
Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy them. I love to make scones, I like different add-ins.