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Saturday Morning Pecan Maple Scones

February 26, 2022

If there is one thing I love about the weekend, it is getting out of my usual weekly habits. All week I look forward to Saturday morning, where I can sleep in and make breakfast that I usually don’t have time to make throughout the week. I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for some fresh scones. In my opinion, there is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than to have a fresh cup of coffee and a warm scone fresh out of the oven.

Pecan Scones


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter

Maple Glaze


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar

Instructions for Scones

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Apply parchment paper to the baking sheet pan. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and chopped pecans, set aside. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl covered with a paper towel, microwave for 10 minutes or until butter is completely melted. Combine 1 cup of cold heavy cream with melted butter and stir until your mixture starts to form tiny clumps. Once the butter mixture is thoroughly combined, add your dry ingredients. Fold in dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until it is completely incorporated and the batter is no longer sticking to the side of the bowl. Remove batter from bowl and place on a generously floured surface. Coat dough with flour and then pat down into a 6-inch circle. Cut dough into 8 equal-sized pie-shaped pieces. Transfer each piece to a parchment-covered baking sheet, then brush with a bit of heavy cream to give the scones a nice golden look once they are baked. Place in oven and let bake for 18-20 minutes.

Instructions for the Maple Glaze

Combine butter, maple syrup, heavy cream, and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and whisk to the combined mixture. Be sure to break up any brown sugar pieces. Once whisked, place back in the microwave for 1 minute. Be careful when removing from the microwave. The bowl will be hot. Whisk in powder sugar and vanilla. If you feel the glaze is too thick, add more heavy cream. If you think the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. Once scones are removed from the oven, you can glaze them by pouring glaze over top of scones, placing glaze in a small piping bag, and piping glaze over top of scones, or drizzle over scones with a spoon. 

Enjoy a relaxing and cozy Saturday morning with some freshly baked scones. I hope these make your weekend as much as they make mine! 

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