Chocolate-Cherry Scones

Chocolate-Cherry Scones

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy chocolate-and-cherry scones are as easy to make as a batch of muffins. White whole-wheat flour adds a boost of fiber, and just enough butter gives them great flavor and texture without going overboard on calories. For a sweeter scone, drizzle with the optional scone glaze.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1¼ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk or buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • Sweet Scone Glaze (optional, see Tip)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk 1½ cups all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub butter into the dry ingredients. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  3. Whisk milk (or buttermilk) and egg in a medium bowl; stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Sprinkle a work surface with 1 tablespoon flour. Turn the dough out and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Knead three to five times, or until the dough just comes together. Divide in half and pat each piece into a 5-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the scones until firm to the touch, 18 to 24 minutes. Glaze, if desired.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight for up to 1 day; reheat at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • To make Sweet Scone Glaze, whisk ¾ cup lightly packed confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or milk) in a small bowl until smooth. Adjust consistency with a little more sugar or liquid as desired. Drizzle over warm scones with a fork or spread with a pastry brush. Makes: about ⅓ cup (enough to coat 12 scones with about 1 teaspoon glaze each)
  • Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 scone
  • Per serving: 214 calories; 7 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 33 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 53 mcg folate; 30 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 336 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 122 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 276 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ other carbohydrate, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

April 25, 2015
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By: Jeanne
Chocolate-Cherry Scones These Chocolate-Cherry Scones are perfect for a not-too-sweet treat. They are not difficult to make, but do involve a little time to chop the cherries and chocolate and cut in the butter. Definitely worth the effort. The dark chocolate is perfect with the dried cherries. Instead of the glaze, I topped them with raw sugar before baking for a little crunch. These won't last long. Delicious! Pros: Moist, mildly sweet Cons: Take a little time