Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Peach Scones


We all love to eat peaches but I rarely buy them because I find them so difficult to cut and take the pit out.  I've watched several YouTube videos and still haven't had any luck.  Today I'm sharing a Peach Scone recipe that uses canned California Cling Peaches.  I love the convenience of having good quality peaches all year long and the best part is they are ready to use...no peeling or pitting involved!

I was surprised to discover the nutritional benefits canned California Cling Peaches have over fresh peaches.  They are 4 times higher in Vitamin C, 10 times higher in Folate, 1.5 times higher in Antioxidants and have a comparable amount of Vitamin E.  California Cling Peaches are grown on family farms in California and are picked and packed fresh.  Most canned peaches in Canada are from California.



The convenience and ease of using canned California Cling Peaches is something that will make me continue to buy them.  It is a great time saver since I don't have to peel and pit any peaches.  The nutritional benefits canned California Cling Peaches have over fresh peaches is a real bonus.  I like to avoid any additional sugar added when buying canned fruit and was happy to find the California Cling Peaches that were packed in water.

The California Cling Peaches worked wonderfully in these scones.  The scones are very quick to put together and are wonderful with a cup of tea!  My boys loved to have them for a snack!

Peach Scones
Adapted from King Arthur Flour

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
6 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
2 eggs
1/3 cup sour cream (I used low-fat)
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup diced California Cling Peaches
turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder.  Whisk together.

Add the butter and mix in using a pastry blender or 2 forks until you have pieces the size of peas.

In a medium bowl, add the eggs, sour cream and almond extract.  Whisk together.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Stir in the peaches.  The dough will be wet and sticky.

Using an ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.


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6 comments:

  1. the scones look fabulous and flavourful

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  2. scones have been on my to-do since long, haven't got the chance to try it. Peach is one of my favorite fruits too, the scones look delicious....

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  3. Lovely looking scones.Have to try for sure.

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  4. A very doable recipe with canned peaches as it is available throughout the year! I like juicy peaches and this is a nice twist on scones making them fruity and delicious.

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  5. They sound delicious !!Will have to brave & try ,making them, I like to bake but things don't always turn out!! :)

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  6. I don't know how people cut fresh peaches so perfectly. Seriously, they need to teach a class on it.
    These look delicious! I bet they were so good with a cup of chai :) Speaking of which, have you been on a chai bender with these crazy temperatures? I've been drinking way more than I usually do!

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