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 replies on “Pear Cheddar Scones”

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

Have a delicious day 🙂

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!


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!

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!

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