Monday, November 8, 2010

RECIPE: Praline Pecan Scones

I made this up at work and thought I'd share the recipe with you.  They are SO good!

Praline Pecan Scones
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
raw sugar (optional)

In small pan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar.  Constantly stir and bring to light boil for 2 minutes (time after it starts bubbling around the edge of the pan, but keep stirring, you don't want it to burn).  Remove from the heat and add pecans.  Stir to combine.  Pour mixture onto parchment paper lined baking pan (I used a metal pie plate).  Place in the freezer until hard (about 10 minutes).

In large mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix in brown sugar.  Make a well and pour in heavy whipping cream.  Use a fork and combine until crumbly.  Crumble the prepared praline pecan mixture and add half to the crumbly flour mixture.  Pour onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a circle about 10" in diameter.  Cut into wedges and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle the tops with raw sugar and bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until puffed and golden brown.  

These can be frozen.  Bake from frozen state and add 5 minutes to baking time.  

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Oh I wish I had some of those warm and in my hand right now! I've never attempted to make scones before. You make it look so easy. I will try it soon. Thanks Candi! Have a great week~!

Susan said...

These look so yummy - I can't wait to try!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Those look so yummy! Mmmm...

Rebecca Jean said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I have a cast iron scone pan and have never used it. I don't know what I've been waiting for, this recipe looks so simple. I think it's time to break in the pan!

Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

a moderate life said...

hi candi! Oh your scones really are calling my name! Today, I was clothes shopping with my girls which I rarely do and my daughter stopped to get me a cafe mocha as a treat which I also rarely do, and she asked me if I wanted a baked good as well. I looked at the scones and thought, they look so DRY! I didn't get one, but had a hankering! Gonna bookmarke YOUR recipe and try it very soon to satisfy my craving! Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! Alex@amoderatelife

Nikki (Coupon Cookin') said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

Chris said...

I just made these and they turned out beautifully. My guests loved them, too. But I was a bit confused because in the recipe it says to add half of the crumbled praline mixture into the doug, but it doesn't say what to do with the rest. I sprinkled it over the top and it created a nice crunchy effect.

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