Apricot Drop Scones

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These fluffy drop scones are packed with sweet apricots.

Apricot Drop Scones

About This Recipe

Yield:13 scones
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:45 minutes
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Apricot Drop Scones


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 apricots, pitted and cut into 1/4 inch dice


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2

    In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Pulse until combined. Add butter and pulse until butter is the size of peas.

  3. 3

    While the motor is running, add heavy cream, continuing to mix just until dough comes together.

  4. 4

    Move dough to a lightly floured surface. Use your hands to gently incorporate apricots into the dough.

  5. 5

    Drop dough onto baking sheet into approximately 3 inch rounds. Bake scones until golden, about 20 minutes.

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