Freshly Ground Black Pepper Mascarpone Scones

Freshly Ground Black Pepper Mascarpone Scones

Freshly Ground Black Pepper Mascarpone Scones have layers of fluffy goodness bursting with buttery flavor. Easy and scrumptious scone recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons very cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  5. In another bowl, stir together cream and mascarpone until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until it forms a dough. Use your hands if necessary.
  7. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface. I like to pour it onto a sheet a waxed paper then use the paper to help push the dough together.
  8. Pat into a rectangle that 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Cut into even scones.
  10. Place scones on prepared baking sheet and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. Serve with butter.

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