These are nice for a light and tasty brunch. Serve with tea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; cut in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Whisk together the egg and half-and-half in a separate bowl; stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined; stir in the pear. Drop large spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes; rest briefly on a cooling rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 49.2mg; sodium 194.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
We just finish baking the scones and they are wonderful...light, not really, really sweet but still have a hint of sweetmess...we even sifted the brown sugar with the other dry ingredients.. never did that before, but make sure u do..the texture is wonderful. We are going to serve it with pear butter for breakfast on Christmas Eve morning... thanks for sharing the recipe ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2008
I'm going to have to disagree on this one. The dough was far too wet and the scones spread too much. The pear flavor was barely noticeable. They tasted OK to me, but not much like a scone at all. I'll stick with my traditional recipe and experiment with adding pears. Read More
(10)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
We just finish baking the scones and they are wonderful...light, not really, really sweet but still have a hint of sweetmess...we even sifted the brown sugar with the other dry ingredients.. never did that before, but make sure u do..the texture is wonderful. We are going to serve it with pear butter for breakfast on Christmas Eve morning... thanks for sharing the recipe ! Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
These were very good but I definitely would not call them scones. At breakfast this morning we dubbed them "Pear Puddles":) because the do spread out a good bit and that's what they look like. I used 4 pears (didn't bother to measure just needed to get rid of them) and because of the reviews I added a little more flavoring. I used cinnamon ginger cardamom and some finely grated orange peel just because I had it. They were very tasty! We ate them with a little butter and they were sweet enough (but not too sweet) that they didn't need anything else. Will make again:) Thank you Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2007
I didn't measure the pears just used the last 3 that were in my fruit bowl. I can't get half and half in the UK so I usually use light cream. I wasn't paying attention when I took the container out of the fridge and had already mixed it in to the dough when I realised I'd used plain yogurt instead. I went with it anyway and they still turned out well. Absolutely delicious still warm and covered in honey. Many Thanks for something a little bit different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
I used whole wheat flour instead of ap flour 3 T honey instead of brown sugar oil instead of butter and soy milk in place of half and half. Maybe I should not review this with all my changes but this definitely was worth the try with fresh pears! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
This are excellent. Nice, soft, thick dough. I added 1/2 tsp ginger to the batter and 1 pear=1 cup so for those who said batter was too thin and they spread like puddles, pay attention to the recipe. 4 pears?? Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2010
The batter for these are more like a dumpling, a bit wetter than a real scone batter. I didn't have half and half so I substituted buttermilk for the liquid. We enjoyed these for our afternoon "coffee break'. I have added this to my keeper list as they are quick and easy but a nice change from regular scones.' Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2008
I'm going to have to disagree on this one. The dough was far too wet and the scones spread too much. The pear flavor was barely noticeable. They tasted OK to me, but not much like a scone at all. I'll stick with my traditional recipe and experiment with adding pears. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
Great recipe! I made this because I have a pear tree and needed to use up some pears. One change: I substituted milk for the half-and-half and only added a little at a time until the batter was just barely moist (it was probably closer to 1/3 cup than 1/2 cup). This change made the batter just right not too wet. Delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
These scones were very good. Just enough sweetness and the pears are flavorful. I peeled and chopped 3 pears to yield the 1 cup called for in the recipe. Read More
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