Friday, March 13, 2009

Pistachio Cranberry Scones

I was flipping through my mother-in-law's Cooking Light magazine while I was in Arizona and I saw this recipe for scones. Now, you know me... I'm never one to turn down a new scone recipe! So, I stole (I mean, borrowed! Seriously... I gave it back!) the magazine and made these scones one morning.

I can't be 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that this is the first scone I've made that had nuts in it. It gave the scones a nice crunch and I did enjoy these. And it probably doesn't hurt that it is a lighter version of a scone.


Pistachio Cranberry Scones

Cooking Light November 2008

2 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

5 TBSP butter

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sugar

3 TBSP honey

2 tsp lemon zest

1 large egg, beaten

1/3 cup craisins

1/4 cup pistachios, chopped and toasted (I didn't toast)

1 large egg white

2 TBSP Turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 400.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Cover and chill 10 minutes.

Combine buttermilk and next 4 ingredients, stirring with whisk until blended. Stir in craisings and nuts. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just to combine.

Turn dough out onto floured surface. Pat into 8" circle. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut into 12 wedges. Brush with egg white and top with sugar.

Bake at 400 for 13 minutes or until golden.


HoneyB said...

I could eat that! Especially since it's cooking light. ;o)

Thanks for your support Cristine. It means a lot to me!

Ingrid said...

LOL, see knew it muffins, scones....when I see recipes for either one it makes me think of you! Funny how that happens.

Megan said...

Your blog should be named muffin madness! I love scones but they don't stay very well - therefore I eat too many of them!

Maria said...

I love scones, maybe I will whip up some this weekend. They look tasty!

pinkstripes said...

I love making scones. You know I've thought about cranberry pistachio biscotti, but never scones. I don't know why, it sounds delicious.

chuck said...

Cristine, I love anything with pistachios and I love baking with them too. Biting down on a flaky scone and then hitting that crunch of the pistachio is heavenly.

Daniel said...

Hi Cristine,
Found your blog today and I really like your focus on easy to make (and relatively inexpensive) dishes! I particularly liked this one.

Keep it up!

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