Butter Pecan Scones

A Quarter Baked
by A Quarter Baked
8 Scones
40 min

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!

Recipe details
  • 8  Scones
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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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
Maple Icing
  • 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!
  • Land Land on Oct 14, 2021

    Love making scones, can't wait to try buttered pecan, sounds delish! I'll come back & let you know!! thanks for the great idea!!

  • Iammacha Iammacha on Oct 19, 2021

    just my preference, but I think I will chop the pecans. I will let you know how they turn out