Simply delicious Chai Pear Scones that are tender and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Each scone is thick and buttery with a crisp exterior while the centers remain soft and flaky. Loads of fresh pear is speckled throughout to ensure you get some in each bite. Chai spices make these scones great for breakfast on a cold day.
I love pears and don't feel like I use them enough in my baking. I adore fruit-filled scones and figured this would be a good opportunity to include pear.
I used my favorite soft scone base. It's also the base for my blueberry buttermilk scones and my lemon cream cheese scones with strawberries. I incorporated loads of chai spices - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom.
Chai is one of my absolute favorite winter spices. I've used it in a variety of recipes like these chai cookies. But, it's exceptional in today's scones.
Pear and chai truly are an incredible combo. I love the warm comforting aroma of chai. It fills the air as the scones bake and is just pure heaven.
These chai pear scones came out so tender and buttery. It's impossible to eat just one. Especially when they are smothered with sweet cinnamon glaze!
Tips for light & flaky scones
- Keep the dough cold by using cold ingredients
- Handle the dough a little as possible
- Shape and freeze the scones for 30 minutes before baking