How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingers until the mixture resembles very coarse meal. Stir in cherries, almonds and orange zest.
  • Make a well in the center, pour in milk and almond extract. Blend ingredients into a soft, slightly wet dough.
  • Turn dough onto a well-floured surface. Lightly sprinkle dough with flour. Pat into a 7-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
  • Place wedges 2-inches apart on greased baking sheet. I did not place mine 2-inches apart. I kept mine pretty close together and the baking worked out fine.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes until lightly browned. Smells like heaven coming fresh out of the oven!
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  • Ctx 5 years ago
    I'm almost hesitant to review these because I did make a few tweaks. I omitted the orange zest (don't like it) and used heavy cream instead of milk (bought it for another scone recipe but liked the looks of this one better - and no milk in the house). So there is that. Regardless, they were fabulous. So glad I tried this one!

    As an aside, I made some glaze with powdered sugar, cream, and a small bit of almond extract. A cup of powdered sugar, add cream until it gets to a glaze consistency. Made the awesome scones even better.

    The only thing I might change would be to add a little more of the dried fruit.

    I will be making these again.
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  • baozer 7 years ago
    Also just made two batches of these. I have to say delicious but some tips: Bake for 15min. Sprinkle tops with sugar and brush with melted butter before baking. Comes out nice and golden brown. Thanks much "shandy"!
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    " It was excellent "
    kromano ate it and said...
    just made these :) Delicious! I used dries mixed berries and almond slivers. Drizzled a vanilla butter glaze over them and ready for breakfast tomorrow!
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  • toml 9 years ago
    love the pictures that go with the recipe
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  • pieplate 10 years ago
    I don't even have to try these out to know that they are wonderful (but I'm going to do that anyhow). Thanks!
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  • dan031082 10 years ago
    i made these first attempt at making scones. they are delicious...just the right amount of sweet. thanks for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Just printed this out and am heading to the kitchen to make them. = )
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnybe ate it and said...
    Very nice Thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Great ingredients! I love sour cherries, so I may be able to find them at this time. Thank you for posting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Here they are ..ya hooo.Im making them asap. Thank you so much for posting these. They look scrumptious!
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Shandy, how absolutely WONDERFUL to see a post from you tonight - such a treat for me (and the usual great pictures to make me drool...). I just love scones, and these will not disappoint, I'm sure...thank you!!
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