Plum Scones

When I was younger my mom and I would visit the local coffee shop quite often. The counters there were always full of fresh scones. Blueberry, chocolate chip, cranberry … There was always a new flavor to see and smell when I walked through that heavy, creaking door. I had never had a scone until that coffee shop came about. They seemed complex and time consuming, but I was still curious about someday baking up my own batch. Though maybe I could make mine a little more sweet…

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Fast forward x amount of years and I have finally made my own batch of scones. I came across a 3 lb. bag of beautiful, purple plums for only $1.68. I could not resist that, despite the fact that I have a mild allergy to raw plums. Does anyone else experience an itchy mouth and lips when eating fruits like plums and peaches? I looked it up once. For those that have a lot outdoor allergies, like me, fruits with skins (apples, peaches, nectarines, plums) tend to create an allergic reaction. It’s unfortunate I know, but baking makes it all go away.

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So that is how the plum scone came about. I’ve created this recipe a couple times now and even experimented adding in some dark chocolate. It’s a win! Hope you enjoy!

Plum Scones

 

  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 C. Water
  • 1/2 C. Coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 C. All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking powder
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  •  6 Tbsp. Butter, diced, room temp.
  • 4-5 Small plums, diced
  • Optional: 1/4 C. Dark chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or leave bare (I have made both ways with no difference).
  2. Whisk together egg + water in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar.
  4. Using a pastry cutter or fork, add butter to flour mixture and cut together. Mixture should look like small crumbs.
  5. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix.
  6. Fold in plums.
  7. On a floured surface, shape the mixture into a pie shape – about 1-2 inches thick.
  8. Cut the pie into slices and maneuver the slices onto the baking sheet. A floured spatula makes this easier.
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  10. Once cool, you can drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze for extra sweetness. Simply combine about 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar with 1 Tbsp. water and pour over scones. Best when fresh!
*Recipe modified via Minimalist Baker
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