Savory Pecan Scones

Anything with pecans, to me, means comfort food. These are a wonderful scones mixed with cheese and herbs…….yummy-yummy.

You will need:

  • 1 cup toasted, coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2   1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup finely ground toasted pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1  1/4 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • Shredded cheese for topping


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl combine flour, ground pecans, baking powder, soda and salt.

Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture looks like a coarse meal. Stir in the Gruyere cheese, chopped pecans and thyme.  Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.

In a small bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk, honey and mustard.  Add all at once to the flour mixture.

Turn dough out onto a lightly flolured surface. Knead gently 10-12 strokes until nearly smooth.  Divide in half. Roll and pat into 2- 6 inch circles.  Cut each circle into 6 triangles.  Place the triangles on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Transfer to a cooling rack. Serve warm. You could, at this time, drizzle a little honey over the top of each scone.

Now, make a pot of tea/coffee, grab a good book/friend and enjoy a quiet time.

Truly yummy-yummy


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