Monday, March 1, 2010

Maple Pecan Scones

Ok, So who hasn't heard of Pioneer Woman....for real? She is... well, she's just awesome!! Anyway this recipe is adapted from her Maple pecan scones.

Here's a good shot of them:)

Maple Pecan Scones

For the scones:
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. sugar
5 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
{Unless you use salted butter then skip the salt.}
2 sticks butter, chilled
1/4 c. pecans chopped
1 large egg
1 c. heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 350* In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt {unless you skipped it;) }. Cut the butter into small cubes. Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles crumbs. Finely chop the pecans and add them to flour mixture. In a small bowl mix the egg and cream and add to the flour mixture. Stir til just combined- the mixture will be pretty crumbly but keep truckin' it'll be fine and worth it I promise. Turn onto a cutting board or your counter top. With your hands push the mixture together into a large ball. Don't knead or press too much though, you don't want to mess with the gluten too much:) With a rolling pin very gently roll the dough into a 10-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Instead of a large ball I just kinda flattened and shaped it into a round, flat disc and pressed it into shape. With a sharp knife cut the round into 8 equal sized wedges. Transfer the scones to a greased baking sheet and bake for 22 to 26 minutes, until the edges barely start to brown. Allow the scones to cool completely before icing.

Maple Icing

For the Icing:
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 c. whole milk
4 T. melted butter
A splash of strongly brewed coffee
dash of salt
2 t. maple flavoring or extract

In a medium bowl, stir the icing ingredients until smooth. I used my kitchen aid, I use it ALOT! Pour generously over scones. Now you could chop some more pecans to sprinkle on top- I didn't. Allow the icing to set before serving.

And there you have it, some ridiculously delicious scones that won't last long!


  1. Thanks for following my site! Your blog background is really cute! I love the pioneer woman and these maple pecan scones sound delicious. Maple is one of my very favorite flavors!

  2. Beautiful pictures!!


  3. ooh, being canadian and thus living in maple syrup territory, these would be perfect!