Fresh Pear Scones

We had a wonderful pear pick the other day. Although these little beauties were a tad bit grainy when eaten fresh they taste fabulous in baking.


Prairie pears are a little tricky because you don't want to let them ripen on the tree or they will get mushy and brown inside. You need to pick them when they are hard and let them ripen on the counter. If you get the timing right you can have a lovely soft (not mushy) pear with delicious white fruit to enjoy. It just takes a little patience and practice.



Fresh Pear Scones

Recipe based here.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cardamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup butter, margarine or lard
1 cup diced pear
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, cardamon, and ginger in a bowl.
3. Cut in butter until it resembles oats.
4. Stir in diced pears.
5. Mix vanilla with milk and add to pear mixture.
6. Stir until well combined. Use two spoons or an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter onto a greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
We dipped our scones in chokecherry syrup...YUM!

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