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pear chai scones are soft buttery scones filled with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet pear chunks. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon tea. A delicious scone for any occasion. - Adventuresofb2.com

Chai Pear Scones

This utterly delicious chai pear scone is super soft on the inside with crisp edges on the outside. Filled with juicy pears and chai making this a wonderful breakfast combination. 

Course Breakfast
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 medium pear diced
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp egg wash
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

Scones

  1. Combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Sift or mix together throughly. 

  2. Add chunks of cold butter. Use pastry blender or fingers to break butter up into pea sized chunks into the dry mixture. 

  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together buttermilk and vanilla extract. 

  4. Slowly add in buttermilk to dry ingredients, as you may not need all the buttermilk. (You only want ingredients to be moist, but not too wet.) Add in diced pear chunks. 

  5. Don't overmix as they may become tough. 

  6. Transfer dough to pan lined with parchment paper and lightly sprinkled with flour. 

  7. Gently knead dough 4-6 times and shape into a circle. 

  8. Cut circle in half and then cut like a pizza until you have 8 triangle shaped pieces. Freeze for 30 mins.

  9. Heat oven to 400F. Space triangles out 2 inches apart and brush with egg wash. This will help give it a golden color while baking. 

  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and then transfer to cooling rack after 2-3 minutes. 

Glaze

  1. Combine all the ingredients (confectioner's sugar, cinnamon, heavy cream)  for the glaze in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.