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Sour Cherry Scones with White Chocolate Chips

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Happy Monday. Have a scone! I like scones because they are easy to make. Uncomplicated. Reliable. Versatile. Scones are high on my list of baking favorites.

I love cherries. I found these fabulous sour cherries at the Middle Eastern Market the other day. I made a cake with them. I had just enough leftover to make these simple scones. I started to make the first batch a different way than I normally do. I tried to roll out the batter and I was going to cut them into wedges.
Rolling dough with sour cherries makes a squished up sour cherry scone.

Not that pretty.

I quickly scratched the idea. I gathered up my dough. I got out a spoon and I started to drop them on the cookie sheet. Much better for the sour cherries.

These scones smelled heavenly when they were baking. The butter and the white chocolate chip scent was so very tempting. The sour cherries are just a little tart and add a delicate moistness to the scone. The kids gobbled them up. Chef is off today. We enjoyed one with a cappuccino just now for breakfast. I think you will love the simplicity. If you can’t find sour cherries, you could throw in craisins.
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Sour Cherry Scones with White Chocolate Chips
adapted from Bon Appetit
makes 12 scones
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cherries (drained from their juice if you are using jarred. You could use 1/2 cup craisins)
1/2 cup (or more)chilled whipping cream
1 large egg

Directions
Preheat oven to 400F. Sift all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Add chilled butter; using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Gently mix in the chips and the sour cherries. Add parchment paper to two cookie sheets.

Whisk 1/2 cup cream and egg in small bowl to blend. Gradually add cream mixture to dry ingredients tossing with fork until dough comes together in moist clumps. Add more cream by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls (I used a regular sized ice-cream scooper) into large rimmed baking sheet, spacing apart. (Line them up 6 per sheet)

Bake scones until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at warm temperature. Sprinkle on a little powdered sugar.

27 comments

  1. This is how breakfast is supposed to be served... loaded with chocolate chips! :-) In all seriousness, even though I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate, I love the pairing with fruit. Cranberries, sour cherries... it's just beautiful.

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  2. Free formed scones are so much prettier than wedges. Now I want scones for breakfast instead of oatmeal.

    Once February rolls around try making your scones with chunks of dark chocolate and sliced strawberries.

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  3. Good call on dropping the dough instead of rolling it out. :) They turned out beautiful and inviting - both the shape and sprinkled with the powdered sugar.

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  4. You've got me planning ahead for Christmas morning!

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  5. Delish Lora, these sour cherry scones look so good..love the addition of chocolate chips!

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  6. We love scones! It's our favorite breakfast. There was a period when I was making scones so often that we were sure to have them every morning. I love that you sprinkled these with confectioners' sugar. Easy and better than glaze often times!

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  7. I am imagining the flavors of the cherry and white chocolate in my mouth.. om nom nom NOM!!

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  8. Cherries and white chocolate are a match made in heaven! Scrumptious treats!

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  9. I think they are actually pretty and I can just imagine how they tasted straight out of the oven. Love the sour cherries in there.

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  10. Yum, love scones. I made cranberry scones w/ a drizzle of lemon icing.

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  11. Can I please come over for breakfast? These look delicious. I love scones, but I don't make them nearly as much as I should. I agree with Reeni...white chocolate and cherries were destined for each other! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful recipe and photographs.

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  12. How cool! The mixture of sour cherries and sweet white chocolate sounds amazing! These would make such a great snack or breakfast--Yum!!

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  13. Cherries plus white chocolate...these have to be heavenly!!! Thanks for sharing, Lora!!!

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  14. Che bei dolcetti! Sei una vera fatina :-)

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  15. I love the cherry/white chocolate combo! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  16. I have never tried sour cherries before and this sounds like a delicious introduction to them. They look great!

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  17. A combination of sour cherries and white chocolates sounds irresistible!

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  18. I can see the color of sour cherries, it is wonderful! I love the combo!

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  19. I have enough sour cherries from a jar I also found at my M. Eastern store...great timing to find your scones! The bonus, however...is the no need to roll out the dough in flour...and that's really perfect for me ;O)

    Your visit was much appreciated...it was very nice to discover your blog too.

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  20. The way to my heart is through scones.. these sounds fabulous.. I love the flavors!

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  21. Simple, delicious recipes like this one are perfect for a Monday! This looks like a fantastic breakfast to wake up too...I especially love the white chocolate and sour cherry combination...wonderful!

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  22. I was reading the title to your post and thought I recognized the recipe as being from Bon Appetit. You made it look fantastic. Thanks!

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  23. Yum! These sound like the perfect combination of flavors!

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  24. Another of my favorite combos...cherries and chocolate :) These were be so delightful with coffee or tea :)

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  25. Mmmm this ain't no ordinary scone, babes, this is dessert! I am so loving this recipe! Love making scones and these will be the perfect treat while watching rugby this weekend!

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  26. I wish I had sour cherries to try this. I'm going to have to hunt them down. I would love to have this as an afternoon snack with coffee.

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