Oat Scones with Apple-Pear Butter
The oat scones were buttery, fluffy and delicious, when we spread the apple-pear butter on top, the flavor was just amazing. Sweet, a bit sour and smooth apple-pear butter went deliciously well with these yummy scones.
unsalted, cold cut into pieces
light cream (half&half)
|Apple pear butter|
dried apple slices
unsweetened or pear juice
Combine the flour and oats in the workbowl of a food processor and process until the oats are ground.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour mixture, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in the butter with a fork or a heavy-duty electric mixer until hte mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and half and half.
Add to the dry mixture and stir until a sticky dough is formed.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 6 times, just until the dough holds together.
Pat the dough into a ¾ inch thick round about 8 inches in diameter.
Cut out the scones with a 2-inch biscuit cutter to make 12 to 14 smaller scones.
Place the scones about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until crusty and golden brown.
Serve immediately, split in half and spread with Apple-Pear Butter.
To make Apple-Pear Butter, combine the apples, pears, juice and spices in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and cool.
Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Scrape into a springtop glass jar and refrigerate until needed.
Makes about 2 cups, keeps for about 2 months.