Summer Peach Scones

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

While I’m so excited for fall (mostly boots and slouchy sweaters), I’m all about making the most of summer fruit before it disappears. After I made this peach cake at home a few weeks ago, I brought back to DC with a me a few extra Jersey peaches. I was planning to meet a few friends that weekend for coffee around the city, and I wanted to bring them a little treat to thank them for being awesome during my job transition.

This was my first time making scones and I found this recipe to be so simple. I’d make them again for a weekend brunch and maybe add plums, raspberries, or orange zest this time. Grab one with your morning coffee, read a magazine, and soak in the sunshine before it’s all pumpkin and plaid out there. So what are you cooking/baking this lovely summer weekend?

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

Peach Scones

Makes 8 scones. Adapted from Tyler Florence
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar + extra for dusting
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Sift together the the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using a pastry attachment (I keep mine in the freezer), cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
  3. Fold the peaches carefully into the batter. Make a well in the center of the batter and pour in the heavy cream. Using your hands, fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough. Prepare a lightly floured surface and press the dough into a rectangle about 12 by 6 inches. Cut into 8 rectangles.
  4. Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with some extra sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 until the tops have browned a little. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

4 thoughts on “Summer Peach Scones

  1. emily | shell chic'd

    These look amazing! Starbucks had a dee-LISH peach muffin for a hot second earlier this summer, but I haven’t seen it since! May have to satisfy my craving with this recipe instead…!

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