Ginger Pear Scones


Total time:

45 mins



8 servings.



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • ½ cup frozen butter grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 pear peeled and grated
  • ½ cup buttermilk plus 1 tablespoon


    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a scone pan with non stick spray.

    Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir to combine.

    Step 3

    Add butter to the bowl.

    Step 4

    Using a pastry butter, cut the butter into the flour until the butter is well coated with the flour.

    Step 5

    Add fresh ginger, crystallized ginger and pear.

    Step 6

    Add buttermilk and mix until just combined.

    Step 7

    Transfer dough to 6 cavities of the scone pan.

    Step 8

    Brush the top of the scones with the remaining tablespoon of buttermilk. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of sugar on top.

    Step 9

    Bake for 40 minutes until golden and crusty.

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