Honey Apricot Scones - The Wimpy Vegetarian
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Apricot Honey Scones

Honey-sweetened scones loaded with dried apricots that are perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Honey Apricot Scones
Servings: 6 scones
Calories: 238kcal
Author: The Wimpy Vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup dried apricots I used Enduring Sun's Larissa sun-dried apricots
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons 10 oz all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled
  • 1/4 cup raw honey I used Gibson’s Orange Blossom
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • turbinado sugar


  • Place the dried apricots into a bowl. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, and pour it over the apricots. Cover the bowl in plastic to seal the heat in. Let sit for 30 minutes to soften. Drain, and dice the apricots into 1/4" pieces. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Pulse a few times to distribute the baking powder and soda in the flour.
  • Slice the butter into 1/4" pieces and add to the bowl of the processor all at once. Pulse 10-12 times until the butter is the broken up to the size of little peas. Empty into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, orange zest, buttermilk, and egg. Pour into the bowl containing the flour mixture, and fold in using a large spatula until it's completely incorporated into a dough.
  • Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a couple times with floured hands and shape into a circle, roughly 9" in diameter. Lightly oil the surface of a chef's knife and slice the dough into 6 triangular "pie slices". Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle liberally with raw or turbinado sugar. If you don't have turbinado, you can substitute granular sugar or omit.
  • Bake for 15 - 17 minutes.


Calories were calculated using the VeryWell Fit nutrition calculator for 6 servings.


Calories: 238kcal