Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones

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A wonderful recipe for butter-rich Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones filled with big chunks of fresh cherries and chopped macadamia nuts and topped with a sweet sugary glaze.

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I first made these Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones a little over a month ago.  The beauty of making a recipe and holding off on posting it is that I can make the item over and over again to make sure I’ve got the recipe just right.  These are perfect, I guarantee it!

Cherry & Macadamia Nut Scones - FG

These scones are moist and slightly sweet and the cherries go so well with the buttery taste of the macadamia nuts.  I topped each scone with a simple powdered sugar glaze which added an extra touch of sweetness.

Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones - cherry pitter - ZagLeft

If you don’t have a cherry pitter, I suggest you go out and get one as soon as you can.  They are life changing!  Not kidding.  I put off getting one for years and I right now, I have no idea why.  I tend to hold off on purchasing things until I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I will use it.  My husband actually picked up my cherry pitter for me and I’m eternally grateful. They’re not expensive and if you like fresh cherries as much as I do, you’ll need one of these little gadgets.

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Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A wonderful recipe for butter-rich Cherry and Macadamia Nut Scones filled with big chunks of fresh cherries and macadamia nuts and topped with a sweet sugary glaze.
Servings: 8 scones
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into small pieces, 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup fresh cherries pitted and cut in half
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Pour into mixing bowl and stir until just combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts.
  6. Gently fold in the cherries. Be careful not to use too much force when mixing in the cherries or you'll end up with purple dough.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead very lightly and form into an 8-inch circle. (Add a little more flour to the dough if the dough becomes too sticky to handle)
  8. Cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  9. Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let cool on baking sheet for a minute or so, then transfer onto a wire rack.
  11. TO PREPARE THE GLAZE
  12. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cream until smooth. The glaze should have enough liquid in it to drizzle onto the scones so add a little more cream if necessary.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I love scones. They are my favorite breakfast food. These look amazing. After reading your post, I have to get a cherry pitter. I cant believe I lived so long without one!

  2. After 43 years I can honestly say I have never tried a scone. By the looks of the photos it appears to have a biscuit consistency but I’m guessing they have a sweet taste. Is that correct?

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