Sour Cream Apricot Scones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • brown sugar, to sprinkle
  • glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add the butter; rub with fingers until mix resembles coarse meal.
  3. Make well in center, add sour cream and vanilla to the well.
  4. With a fork, stir sour cream mix into dry dough forms.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; sprinkle the apricots over.
  6. Knead dough until apricots are incorporated; flatten dough into 8-inch round and then cut into 8 wedges.
  7. Transfer to baking sheet. Brush with the egg and sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar.
  8. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.
  9. Drizzle with glaze. To prepare glaze, whisk together 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Whisk until well combined, adding additional milk if necessary. Immediately drizzle over scones.

Recipe by About A Mom at