Butterscotch Pecan Scones

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Recipe: #39565

September 23, 2022

"A scone good for tea parties and a handy breakfast"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (126.1 g)
  • Calories 553.1
  • Total Fat - 46.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 22.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 203.4 mg
  • Sodium - 594.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 9.5 g
  • Calcium - 177.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2

Mix dry ingredients

Step 3

Cut in butter and pecans

Step 4

Add chips at last

Step 5

Add wet mixture, adding more cream if needed by teaspoon no more than 3 tablespoons

Step 6

Roll out in circle

Step 7

Cut 8 scones

Step 8

Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose cake flour for a lighter texture.
  • For the best flavor, use dark brown sugar.

  • Substitution 1: Replace the heavy cream with coconut milk. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a dairy-free alternative that still provides moisture and flavor to the scones. Additionally, the coconut milk will provide a subtle sweetness and a hint of coconut flavor.
  • Substitution 2: Replace the butterscotch chips with dark chocolate chips. The benefit of this substitution is that it will add a rich, deep flavor to the scones and will provide a pleasing contrast to the sweetness of the pecans. Additionally, dark chocolate is known to be a healthier option than butterscotch chips.

Chocolate Chip Scones Replace the butterscotch chips with ⅔ cup of chocolate chips and add an extra tablespoon of dark brown sugar.

Lemon Curd: A tart and sweet lemon curd that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the Butterscotch Pecan Scones. It adds a nice contrast to the scones and provides a delicious complement to the flavors.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream: A light and fluffy whipped cream that is infused with cinnamon and sugar. It adds a nice contrast to the tartness of the lemon curd and brings out the sweetness of the Butterscotch Pecan Scones. It also provides a delicious balance of flavors and textures to the dish.


Q: How do I know when the scones are done?

A: The scones are done when they are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Q: What type of ingredients do I need to make scones?

A: You will need flour, baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, and a liquid (such as milk, cream, or buttermilk). You can also add other ingredients such as dried fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts.

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Fun facts:

The Butterscotch Pecan Scones recipe is said to have been invented by the famous British chef, Fanny Craddock, in the 1950s. It was one of her signature dishes and she often served it at her tea parties.

The Butterscotch Pecan Scones recipe is also a popular recipe in the United States, especially in the South. It is a favorite among celebrities and is often served at red carpet events.