Butter Pecan Scones
I love a good scone. However, some scones can be really dry and dense. These butter pecan scones are so soft and amazing! You get the wonderful texture of a moist scone, but it has just the right amount of crumble to it. The crunch from the toasted pecans gives a wonderful texture and contrast from the soft scone. These scones are topped with a delicious maple icing. The sweetness of the maple icing is wonderful and melts down into the nooks and crannies of the scones. So you get a little icing with every bite. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Butter Pecan Scones
- 1 c Pecans Chopped
- 1 T Butter
- 3 c Allpurpose Flour
- 2 T Sugar
- 1/2 t Salt
- 2 T Baking Powder
- 1 stick Unsalted Cold Butter
- 1-1/4 c Buttermilk
- 1/4 c Sour Cream
- 1 c Powdered Sugar
- 3 T Maple Syrup
- 1/2 t Vanilla
- Pre heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a sauce pan melt 1T of butter on a medium heat.
- Add the pecans to the melted butter and cook them until they are fragrant.
- Take the pecans off the heat and put them in a bowl to cool down.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Then give it a mix.
- Use a cheese grater to grate your butter into the flour. Then mix the flour and butter together until the butter is coated with flour and is evenly distributed.
- Add in your cooled pecans and mix until the pecans are distributed throughout the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl. Whisk together the buttermilk and sour cream.
- Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, and pour the cold buttermilk mixture in it.
- Use a spatula to mix the dough together until its just combined. Be careful not to over mix the dough.
- Pour the dough on your work surface and gently press it into a rectangle. The short side of the rectangle should be 5 inches long and 3/4 inches tall.
- Cut out 8 triangles with a knife. Your 8th triangle will be made of the two ends pressed together. You can watch the above video for clarity.
- Place your scones on a lined baking sheet. The scones should not be touching.
- Brush off any excess flour and brush the scones with egg wash.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the scones brown on the top.
- While the scones are in the oven make your icing.
- Mix together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla into a thick icing.
- As soon as the scones come out of the oven add the icing on top. The heat from the scones will melt the icing and you can spread it thickly.
- Now it's time to enjoy!