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Bacon Cranberry Scones with Citrus Basil Butter

These sweet-and-savory scones make a perfect brunch addition. 

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Bacon Cranberry Scones with Citrus Basil Butter

Servings

14

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For The Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon (about 6 slices)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (chopped)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • All-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • For The Butter:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (from 1 large orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada's Holiday Handbook. Episode: Holiday Kick-Off Brunch.
  2. For the scones: Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, butter, baking powder and salt until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the bacon and cranberries. Gradually stir in the cream until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, pat dough into a 1/2-inch thick, 11-by-5-inch rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 8 squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the cheese on the tops of the scones. Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer the scones to a wire rack. Cool for 30 minutes.
  5. For the butter: In a small bowl, mix together the butter, basil, orange zest and salt. Serve at room temperature alongside the scones.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
14
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
26 grams
Protein
6 grams
Fat
15 grams
Saturated Fat
9 grams
Cholestrol
44 milligrams
Sodium
221 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams
Sugar
11 grams
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