Cherry Almond Scones


– 2 c. all-purpose flour – 1/3 c. granulated sugar – 1 Tbsp. baking powder – 1/2 tsp. salt – 5 Tbsp. cold butter – 4 Tbsp. cold cream cheese – 1/2 c. heavy cream – 1 egg – 1 tsp. almond extract – 1/2 tsp. vanilla – 1 1/3c. fresh cherries, pitted and halved – 1/4 c. sliced almonds + 2 Tbsp. for topping



Glaze: – 1 c. powdered sugar – 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, room temperature – 2-3 Tbsp. heavy cream – 1 tsp. almond extract


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. To the dry ingredients, add the cold butter and cream cheese. Cut in with a pastry cutter or forks until mixture becomes gravel-like.

Step 2

In a separate small bowl, combine the cream, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix together with a fork or whisk, and pour into the flour mixture. Gently mix together until all ingredients are moistened. Add in the cherries and almonds and mix until just combined. Try not to over-work the dough.

Step 3

Transfer the dough onto the lined baking sheet. (Flour your hands and surface to help keep dough from sticking.) Shape into a ball, and then press into a disk that is about 1" thick. Cut the disk into 8 slices, and separate slightly for even baking.

Step 4

Bake for 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5

Mix together the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, cream cheese, cream and extract. Mix until thick, but smooth. Add a few additional splashes of cream if necessary. Drizzle over the warm scones. Top with the additional almond slices. Enjoy

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