I love scones. Probably the best scone that I’ve ever eaten was a bacon, cheddar, & chive scone. I mean, c’mon–it is bacon and cheese! But that’s not why we’re here today.
Peaches. Peaches are why we’re here today. We are (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) smack dab in the middle of peach season! To me, peaches are–along with watermelon–are the very embodiment of summer. So when I found the recipe below on Pinterest, I just knew I had to try it immediately.
They were, in a word, scrumptious. As per usual in my house, I substituted plain greek yogurt for sour cream and used half & half instead of heavy cream.
Oh and in case peaches aren’t your thing (Sissy, I’m talking to you!), I’ve also tried them with cherries instead and they are equally amazing.
I only ask you do yourself a favor: just make a double batch!
A huge THANKS! to Michelle at A Latte Food for sharing this wonderful recipe!
- 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh peaches, diced
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once combined, cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Whisk together heavy cream, sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the peaches, and mix until just combined.
- On a well-floured surface, turn out the scone dough and pat into a small disk that’s about a 1/2″ thick. Cut into 6-8 slices, and transfer to the baking sheet. Brush each scone with just a bit of heavy cream.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or just until golden brown. Allow to cool.
- Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp of heavy cream. If the glaze is too thick, continue adding in heavy cream, one 1 Tbsp at a time, until it has reached the desired consistency. Pour over warm scones and enjoy!