Peaches and Cream Scones

With fresh peaches in plentiful supply at the local farmers markets and grocery stores these delicious scones can’t be beat. Sweet succulent peaches and cinnamon are the stars in these tender melt in your mouth scones. Peaches are definitely one of my favorite fruits. Every summer I anxiously await for peach season to arrive. Biting into that first juicy peach of the season is absolutely heavenly!

As a kid I loved when we would drive to Alabama every summer to visit my moms family. As we would get closer and closer to the state line, I would begin searching for roadside stands selling Georgia peaches. I absolutely loved stopping at those road side stands! Nothing was better than stocking the car with juicy peaches, boiled peanuts and sweet iced tea for the rest of our drive. Even today, every time I see the first peaches of the season I always think back to the incredible joy I felt when we would stop at those roadside stands. :D

Peaches and Cream Scones

Sweet succulent peaches and cinnamon are the stars in these tender melt in your mouth scones.

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Scones:
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces), plus additional for work surface
1/2 cup sugar (3 ½ ounces), plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 ¼ cups diced fresh peaches

For the Spiced Glaze:
1/2 cup plus 1 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon milk

Directions:

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Place peaches in freezer until needed.
Whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream and sour cream in a medium bowl; refrigerate until needed.
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse flour, ½ cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined, about five 1-second pulses. Add butter and toss with a fork to cover in flour mixture. Pulse until mixture looks like coarse cornmeal flecked with pea-sized bits of butter, about 10 to 12 pulses. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Add cream mixture to flour mixture; fold with spatula until just combined. With rubber spatula, transfer dough to liberally floured work surface. Dust surface of dough with flour; with floured hands, knead dough 6 to 8 times, until it just holds together in ragged ball, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Roll dough into an approximate 12-inch square. Fold dough into thirds like a business letter, using bench scraper to release dough if it sticks to countertop. Lift short ends of dough and fold into thirds again to form approximate 4-inch square. Transfer dough to plate lightly dusted with flour and chill in freezer 5 minutes.
Transfer dough to floured work surface and roll into approximate 12-inch square again. Sprinkle peaches evenly over surface of dough, then press down so they are slightly embedded in dough. Using bench scraper, loosen dough from work surface. Roll dough, pressing to form tight log. Lay seam-side down and press log into 12 by 4-inch rectangle. Using sharp, floured knife, cut rectangle crosswise into 4 equal rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally to form 2 triangles and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet.
Brush tops with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake until tops and bottoms are golden brown, 18 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
While the scones are cooling, make the spiced glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk together until smooth. Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving.



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22 Responses to “Peaches and Cream Scones”

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    imagesbytdashfield — July 27, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Oh good grief!!!! YUMMINESS!!!

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    Livebakelove — July 27, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    YUMMY!!!! god those look good!

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    sweetaddict — July 27, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    love it, pinned it!

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    christina — July 27, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Oh, these sound GOOD! We love peaches too; I’ll have to make sure I buy and hoard a few extras to make these. : )

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    thekalechronicles — July 27, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I know these are delicious.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 27, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    I am loving peach season! These scones look incredible!

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    Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen — July 27, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    These are just gorgeous, Christina!! Perfect with my sweet iced tea;) They’re really very decadent with the peach slices peaking out from under the glaze! I’m so glad you added me on Google+.. I’m still finding my way around there, but because of you I’m using it more:D Have a great weekend!! xx

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    Laura — July 28, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    Yummy! I can always count on you for delicious scone recipes!!

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    ideeintavola — July 28, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    Mmmm… I’ll try it, I have just 2 peaches in the fridge!!! :D

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    Amy — July 28, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    These look so yummmy and really summer like! Hehe, I love a good scone :)

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 28, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Beautiful scones with amazing peaches right now…swoon!

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    Kate — July 28, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Looks fantastic! I love the creamy addition. Just perfect.

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    Michael Ann — July 28, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Always looking for new scone recipes to try, and yours are always so good! A friend of mine has a peach tree and she offered me some if I bake her something with them :-) This might be it!

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    ashley — July 28, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    I love scones! These look so delicious

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — July 29, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Wow, these look good. We made peach scones last weekend and the post is going up soon. Peaches are just so good right now!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — July 29, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Homemade baked goods with fresh fruit baked inside…it doesn’t get much better than that! These scones look delicious, Christina!

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    Amy — July 29, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    I havent’ made scones in so long! Whenever I hear the flavor “Peaches and Cream,” I think of that yummy instant oatmeal packet flavor, hehe. These look so fresh and delicious!

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    Sally — July 30, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Christina, I love the combination of cinnamon and peaches. I made a brekfast recipe this weekend combining the two! We are on the same wavelength. These scones look perfect. I’ve never baked a scone before to tell you the truth! Not sure what I am waiting for. :)

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    Anita Menon — July 30, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    so good to be back in your space. It has been long and I know I have missed so much. the peaches and cream scones look perfect

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — July 31, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Peaches and Cream is my favorite! I love it in cake and i’ll surely love it in a scone. great recipe, C!

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    iamahoneybee — August 21, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    this reminds me that I have not made scones in the longest time. On the to-do list!

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