Fresh Peach Scones


Made with fresh, juicy peaches these Homemade Peach Scones with Almond Glaze take scones to a whole new level. 


2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup cold unsalted butter 1 cup peeled and diced peaches ¼ cup almond slices ¾ cup  cold buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg, room temperature 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk


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Step 1

Mix the dry ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk until everything is well mixed.

Step 2

Cut in the butter. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.

Step 3

Add peaches. Use a fork to toss peaches and almond slices into the mixture.

Step 4

Mix wet ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients in a large liquid measuring cup.

Step 5

Combine wet and dry ingredients. Drizzle the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using only as much as you need to moisted the dough. 

Step 6

Shaggy dough. You want the dough to be shaggy and not too wet. It should hold together when squeezed gently in the palm of your hand.

Step 7

Shape. Shape the dough into a ball then gently flatten into a 6 to 7 inch disk.

Step 8

Cut. Use a sharp knife or bench scraper to cut the disk into 8 triangles. Place the triangles on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. 

Step 9

Bake. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the scones are cooked through. Drizzle with a simple glaze made of powdered sugar, almond extract, and heavy cream.

Your house will smell like a peach cobbler while these beauties bake up. I was salivating. It made the first bite so much sweeter!