Two Peas and Their Pod

Peach Scones

Peach Scones

Millions of peaches, peaches for me! I feel like we have millions of peaches, thanks to our friend’s tree and the farmer’s market.  I have been eating at least one every day, sometimes two. I made a batch of peach salsa, but that still didn’t make a dent in our peach supply. To use up a few more peaches, I baked peach scones for an afternoon snack.

I diced up a few peaches and gently folded them into a cream scone dough. I cut the scones with a biscuit cutter to create small, round scones-perfect for snacking. Before baking, I brushed each scone with heavy cream and dusted the tops with cinnamon and sugar. The orange peaches gave the scones a nice pop of color and a burst of peachy goodness.

These scones made the perfect afternoon snack. It was nice to sit down and enjoy a special sweet treat. Serve with tea, grab a good book, or just ponder the good things in life. These peach scones certainly made my day a little more “peachy.” I hope they do the same for you.

Peach Scones

Yield: Makes 14 small scones

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup diced, peeled peaches

4 tablespoons heavy cream, for brushing the tops of the scones
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling on top

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Drop the cubes of butter over the flour mixture. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, or your hands. Work until the mixture resembles course meal.

3. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour over the flour and butter mixture. Mix with a spatula or wooden smooth just until the dough comes together. Do not over mix. Carefully fold in the chopped peaches.

4. Transfer the dough to a flour surface and gently form into a ball. Flatten the dough into a round disk, about 3/4 inches high. Using a biscuit cutter, cut scones into circles and place on a baking sheet. You can cut scones into wedges.

5. Lightly brush scones with heavy cream and sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let scones cool on a wire rack before serving.

If you like these peach scones, you might also like:

Lemon Glazed Berry Scones from Two Peas and Their Pod
Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones from Two Peas and Their Pod
Nectarine Hazelnut Scones from Cookin’ Canuck
Cranberry Scones from What’s Gaby Cooking?

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70 Responses to “Peach Scones”

  1. 1
    Amy from She Wears Many Hats — September 8, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    Goodness me Maria. I can hardly stop by here without leaving with a craving for something sweet and wanting to head out to get all the ingredients to make whatever found here. Yum!

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — September 8, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    I love scones, my husband loves anything peach – these look perfect!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — September 8, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    Your peach scones look awesome! Great way to use all those beautiful peaches.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 8, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    I love all the peach action you’ve had going on lately. Definitely one of my favorite flavors! These look divine.

    Have a great day, Maria! :)

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    Tickled Red — September 8, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    Oh my! Those make you smile just thinking about them. What a great idea for all of those extra peaches :)

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    Elle — September 8, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    I love scones, and just don’t make them enough. These look lovely!

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    BeckyRos — September 8, 2010 @ 6:16 am

    yum!! Yet another delicious peach recipe! I must find more peaches now!

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    Erica — September 8, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    I love the density of a scone! I bet the peaches add the perfect sweetness. Fabulous

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    the urban baker — September 8, 2010 @ 6:46 am

    scones, anyway you cut em, are one yummy treat. yet, with the addition of peaches – yum yum!

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    Jenny Flake — September 8, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    Mmm, looks great! Love peaches!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 8, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    i WISH i had millions of peaches all for me! i love all the peach recipes…you should can some jam and send it this way :)

  12. 12
    Flourchild — September 8, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    I love peaches. Im sure they were yummy inside those great looking scones!

  13. 13
    Steph — September 8, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    ohhhh… I need to make these. I still have so many peaches left over from making jam.

  14. 14
    alison — September 8, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    I want one of these now! Sound great!

  15. 15

    Oh, you had me with the picture…I didn’t even need to read the post! I love scones, and peach jam is amazing.

  16. 16
    Pam — September 8, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    I love, love, love scones. Your peach scones look so cute and really delicious!

  17. 17
    Michelle — September 8, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Love anything peach but Peach Scones are one of our favorites!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — September 8, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    These peach scones look so fresh, I love them!

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    Evan @swEEts — September 8, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I see scones in my near future.. these look delicious!

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    Tessa — September 8, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    What a nice neighbor to give you so many peaches! These scones look lovely.

  21. 21
    Mary — September 8, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    These look wonderful Maria. I love peaches. I love scones. It’s a marriage made inheaven. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  22. 22
    Tracy — September 8, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Beautiful scones! I just used up the last of my peaches, and now I’m wishing I had more!

  23. 23
    Joanne — September 8, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    I am loving all of your peach puns! These do look truly delicious and the perfect afternoon snack.

  24. 24
    picky cook — September 8, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I love scones but I never thought of doing a stone fruit version. These look so fresh & summery.

  25. 25
    Megan — September 8, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    These sound great! Love your pictures. So nice to have abundant supplies of fresh fruit.

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    Shannon — September 8, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    ooh, jealous of your peach supply :) these look fantastic!!! guess i’ll have to try them next year :/

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    food librarian — September 8, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    Love all the foods you are making with your lovely peaches!! – mary

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    Joe @ Eden Kitchen — September 8, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    I absolutely love fruit scones – these are on my to-do list for this weekend. Cheers!

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    Blond Duck — September 8, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    There is an abundance of peaches here!

  30. 30
    Marvett Smith — September 8, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    My husband would absolutely love these. I’ll try it! Once again, thanks for sharing Maria!

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    A Busy Nest — September 8, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    I just need to find good peaches now! Ours have been disappointing this year.

  32. 32
    Kalynskitchen — September 8, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    I love the idea of peach scones!

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    Miri of mirileigh.com — September 8, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    I love making scones, and just made some plain buttermilk ones this morning for all of my colleagues at the office. But I love adding fresh fruit for a little added moisture and texture. Peaches are perfect, especially this time of year. I have bookmarked the recipe for next time!

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    April~Living The Sweet Life — September 8, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    This is a great recipe to add to our list for peaches. Thanks! We are making them for breakfast tomorrow.

    • twopeas replied: — September 9th, 2010 @ 6:21 am

      I hope you like the scones April!

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    Amanda — September 8, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    VERY nice, they look delicious!

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    Monica H — September 9, 2010 @ 12:30 am

    These are really pretty scones. I’m wishing I had more of our neighbors peaches right now- they were really good this year.

    Love the color of that jam too!

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    Ciska — September 9, 2010 @ 4:57 am

    These look yummy!! Is that peach jam in the jar?

    • twopeas replied: — September 9th, 2010 @ 6:20 am

      It’s actually strawberry, my favorite:) Peach jam would be great too though:)

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    grace — September 9, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    this marks the first peach scone i’ve ever seen. what a delightful brekkie. :)

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — September 9, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    These sound delicious!!! So do your lemon glazed berry ones :) Ahh I wish my neighbors had a peach tree- the peaches I keep finding aren’t so good. ;/

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    Erica Lea — September 9, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Oh, they look beautiful & scrumptious! I love it when peaches are in season.

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