Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones
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Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones are absolutely divine. Filled with oats, pears and glazed with a maple glaze they are a delectable treat.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 scones
For the Scones
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup cold buttermilk
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 anjou pear, cored, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
For the Glaze
  • 1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
For scones:
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flours, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Blend the cold butter in at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-size pieces.
  3. Combine the buttermilk, maple syrup and eggs and add quickly to the flour-and-butter mixture. Mix until just blended.
  4. Fold in pear chunks and nuts. The dough will be sticky. Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is combined. You should see lumps of butter in the dough.
  5. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough ¾ to 1 inch thick 10 inch circle.
  6. Cut into 6 to 8 wedges. You should see lumps of butter in the dough.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, until the tops are crisp and the insides are done.
To make the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup and vanilla.
  1. When the scones are done, cool for 10 minutes and drizzle each scone with 1 tablespoon of the glaze.
I like to sprinkle some uncooked oats on the top, for garnish.
The warmer the scones are when you glaze them, the thinner the glaze will be.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at