Cheesy Pear Scones

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"This recipe is a combination of sweet and savory as is traditionally served in a Welsh tea of bread, butter, jam and cheese. These scones can be served as a sweet course with jam, or as savory course with cheese and chutney. As Caerphilly cheese may be difficult to find in the U.S. without mortgaging your home to Whole Foods, a decent substitute would be white cheddar."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (55.9 g)
  • Calories 123.9
  • Total Fat - 4.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.7 mg
  • Sodium - 122.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 5.8 g
  • Calcium - 118.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2

Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and lightly rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Stir in 2 oz of the cheese and the dried pears and stir in enough of the yogurt and milk to form a soft dough.

Step 4

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Roll or pat out the dough until it is 3/4 inch thick. Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place them on the baking sheet, leaving a little space in between each one.

Step 5

Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.