Sugar Plum Scones

These light and flaky scones are filled with prunes and topped with a simple sugar glaze.

Sugar Plum Scones

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 12 scones
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
Special equipment:food processor, 3 inch biscuit cutter, baking sheet
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Sugar Plum Scones


  • 2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped prunes
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • about 1 tablespoon water


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2

    In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. 3

    Add butter to food processor and pulse until butter is the size of peas.

  4. 4

    Add milk and sour cream to food processor and pulse until dough comes together into a ball.

  5. 5

    Lightly flour a work surface. The dough may be a little sticky, so flour your hands and quickly work chopped prunes into the dough.

  6. 6

    Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Use biscuit cutter to cut out scones.

  7. 7

    Place scones on prepared baking sheet. Bake scones until golden, about 15 minutes. Move to a rack and let cool.

  8. 8

    While scones are cooling, whisk together confectioners' sugar and water. If icing is too thick, add more water, 1/4th of a teaspoon at a time. Drizzle icing over scones.


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