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Ginger Pear Scones with Mango Spread
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Ginger Pear Scones

Ginger Pear Scones with both fresh ginger and crystallized ginger make a great scone for brunch or tea time.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 6 scones
Calories: 368kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • ½ cup frozen butter grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 pear peeled and grated
  • ½ cup buttermilk plus 1 tablespoon


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a scone pan with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add butter to the bowl.
  • Using a pastry butter, cut the butter into the flour until the butter is well coated with the flour.
  • Add fresh ginger, crystallized ginger and pear.
  • Add buttermilk and mix until just combined.
  • Transfer dough to 6 cavities of the scone pan.
  • Brush the top of the scones with the remaining tablespoon of buttermilk. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of sugar on top.
    Ginger Pear Scones
  • Bake for 40 minutes until golden and crusty.


Fill in the empty cavities in the scone pan with a little water to ensure even cooking.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg
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