Recipe By Kim's Cooking Now
Published Jun 19th
Prep 25m Cook 20m Additional 30m Ready In 75m
Servings 8 servings Calories 392.4

These scones are made with Amarena cherries, which refers to a variety of dark wild cherry from the Bologna and Modena regions of Italy. They are typically sold preserved in a sweet syrup. They have an intense sweet cherry flavor, and pair perfectly with chocolate.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup Amarena cherries in syrup, drained and halved (syrup reserved)
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 3 or 4 times to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, 20 to 25 times. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips, making sure they are well coated with the dry ingredients.
  3. 3 Mix together 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, and 1 tablespoon cherry syrup together with a fork in a small bowl until well combined. Stir into flour mixture and mix just until slightly moistened.
  4. 4 Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Gather dough in a circle using floured hands, kneading only slightly to incorporate any remaining dry ingredients. Flatten dough into a 9-inch round disc; cut disc into 8 triangles. Transfer scones using a bench scraper onto the prepared baking sheets (4 scones per baking sheet). Brush scones with 1 tablespoon heavy cream.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. 6 Mix powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag. Snip one corner off of the bag with a pair of scissors, and drizzle glaze on cooled scones.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 392.4
  • Carbohydrate 49.5 g
  • Cholesterol 76.7 mg
  • Fat 20.3 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.4 g
  • Sodium 332.3 mg
  • Sugar 15.3 g

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Chef's Notes

If you can't find Amarena cherries, you can use Maraschino cherries in their place.
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