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ORANGE GLAZED TROPICAL FRUIT SCONES RECIPE

Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs -- beaten
  • 1 cup tropical medley dried fruit -- bits
  • 1/2 cups vanilla milk chips

GLAZE

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

SPREAD

  • 1/3 cup apricot-pineapple or apricot preserves

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange peel; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and eggs; blend well. stir in dried fruit and vanilla milk chips until well mixed.On lightly floured surface, knead dough 6 or 7 times, until smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 6 inch circle. With floured knife, cut each circle into 4 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle mixture over top and sides of each scone. Cool 5 minutes. If desired, split each scone and spread with 2 tsp preserves.

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