Pear Cheddar Scones

This is my first Tuesdays with Dorie post, the raison d’etre for Confectiona’s Realm. I’m so excited!

Dorie’s recipe is for Apple Cheddar Scones, but I didn’t have any dried apples. I did have dried pears, so there we are.

I love making scones for breakfast, because I can mix all the dry ingredients the night before and measure out all the add-ins. Then in the morning it takes 10 minutes to get them into the oven, and 20 minutes after that we’re eating.

These scones were excellent, moist and flavorful without being full of chunks of things, which can be so distracting early in the morning. We had them with Earth Balance and the strawberry jam I made last week, and everyone was content. (Although Husband did complain that they were too “baking powdery,” whatever that means. Didn’t stop him from eating his allotted one and half, though.)

You can find the recipe at The Floured Apron or in Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan. And if you want to see what other bloggers have done with the recipe, check out the TWD blogroll.

19 Responses to “Pear Cheddar Scones”

  1. Alix D Says:

    Welcome to TWD! Looks like they turned out wonderfully :)

  2. Em Says:

    Congrats on your first week with the TWD’ers :) Pear & cheddar sounds good – but hey, I love pears!

    Have a delicious day :)

  3. Sharon - Butcher, Baker...... Says:

    Welcome to TWD! I understand a little what your husband was saying, mine were a little dry for me, but I think it is a great recipe.

  4. Ulrike aka ostwestwind Says:

    I think dried pears are a good substitution. Welcome to TWA, have fun baking

    Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

  5. Madam Chow Says:

    I almost used dried pears, then found some dried apples in the store when I was doing some last minute shopping. I’m glad to see that combo turns out well, too! And welcome to TWD!

  6. Beryl Says:

    They look great. Welcome!

  7. Caitlin Says:

    Dried pears, really? Where’d you find those? Your first TWD, and it looks wonderful – Congrats!

  8. Jayma Says:

    They look great!!! Welcome!

  9. Lillian Says:


    I found the dried pears at Trader Joe’s, which has a pretty good selection of dried fruit.


    Thank you all so much for welcoming me to the group!

  10. Mary Ann Says:

    Wow- the dried pears sound so good. I bet they really made these great. They look yummy!

  11. Laura Says:

    welcome to TWD! great looking scones!

  12. Lauren Says:

    welcome to the group! great job

  13. Christine Says:

    Welcome to the group! Great job!

  14. Kayte Says:

    Pears sound really good in these…and they look lovely. Welcome.

  15. Kristen Says:

    I want to try strawberry jam on mine now! Great job!

  16. Dolores Says:

    Welcome to the mad mad world of TWD. Great job on your scones. It never occurred to me to prep the ingredients at night and have a quick weekday breakfast. Now I know. Thanks for sharing that!

  17. Rebecca Says:

    Welcome to TWD! Dried pears … delicious.

  18. Barbara Says:

    Lovely scones — dried pears sound delicious. Welcome!

  19. nancycg56 Says:

    Your scones look great!

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