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Monday, June 13, 2011

Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones

It's been 3 whirlwind weeks friends.  Thanks for all of the well wishes and warm emails for me and my guy.  He is recovering from surgery and I'm still trying to get my life in order.  That been said, you all deserve a treat out there, and I've got one, sweets for the sweets!

Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones
Just before my life fell apart, I joined the Secret Recipe Club created by Amanda of Amanda's Cooking.  Over 100 food bloggers are participating.  It sounded like a party every month...after all who doesn't love a secret?

Today is the day that we are posting our recipes and results.  I was assigned  The Foodies at Work.  Speaking of parties, these two gals are having their own in the city, (digging their NYC skyline cupcake logo) reviewing fabulous eats and creating many as well.  My guy has been after me to make more scones after our Royal Wedding Brunch.  I was inspired by their Maple Oatmeal Scones changing it up just a bit, adding chopped pecans and a ripe anjou pear.

Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones @singingwithbirds

Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones @singingwithbirds.com


Maple Nut Pear Oatmeal Scones
adapted from Ina Garten

For the Scones
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats, plus additional for sprinkling
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 anjou pear, cored, peeled, and cut into chunks
1 cup pecans, chopped

For the Glaze
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flours, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt. Blend the cold butter in at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-size pieces. Combine the buttermilk, maple syrup and eggs and add quickly to the flour-and-butter mixture. Mix until just blended. Fold in pear chunks and nuts.  The dough will be sticky.  Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is combined. You should see lumps of butter in the dough.  Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4 to 1 inch thick 10 inch circle.  Cut into 6 to 8 wedges. You should see lumps of butter in the dough.  Bake for 25 minutes, until the tops are crisp and the insides are done.

To make the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. When the scones are done, cool for 10 minutes and drizzle each scone with 1 tablespoon of the glaze. I like to sprinkle some uncooked oats on the top, for garnish. The warmer the scones are when you glaze them, the thinner the glaze will be.  Makes 12 large scones.

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30 comments :

  1. I have missed you! I sure hope all is well with you guys. Love this recipe..looks healthy and delicious too! :D

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  2. These look so good. I LOVE scones. Thanks!

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  3. These look wonderfully tasty and healthy too!! My daughter loves pears, so I'm going to make these the next time she comes home for a weekend. OK, I can't really wait that long. I'll make them tomorrow... I need pears and buttermilk from the store. I'm having a giveaway on my blog, so stop by when you have a chance.

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  4. The scones look great Gnee! Good to hear from you, take care:@)

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious! What a great idea for a breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.

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  6. so glad to hear you say your guy's recovering from surgery. hope everything continues to go well-does he get to eat this yummy creation?

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  7. Yum, I love this recipe,we have ton's of pears coming in soon,I will need to try this!Missed you too!wishes for a speedy recovery and you getting caught up blogging.

    Hey I'm having my first giveaway June 15th!
    Sure hope you can join us(HappierThanAPigInMud),we are having a cookalong with the Pillsbury Doughboy and I'm giving away a Pillsbury cookbook and a doughboy.
    ~JO
    Lazyonloblolly

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  8. These are the best looking scones around. Love your photos.

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  9. Gnee -- so glad the surgery went well. Had some scones recently at a cafe that looked very similar to these -- was thinking I would devise a recipe to recreate these -- maybe I doin't have to....:)

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  10. I have been thinking so much about you and your hubby and sending up prayers for you both! Still praying for a quick recovery for hubby and strength for you. I missed you too! So glad you are back! :-)

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  11. These looks so yummy, Gnee, I am so glad your dh is doing well, I will be praying for complete wellness.
    Sue

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  12. I hope all continues to go well for you and hubby.There's nothing better than a warm scone to go with the day's first cup of coffee.

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  13. Yay! It's so great to see your face and smell the scent from your oven. I'm pretty sure I can smell it here in Georgia.

    I love maple ANYTHING so this looks wonderful.

    I'm glad to hear a good update from your home. May the recovery continue!

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  14. I'm glad to hear that your husband is recovering - it can be a long road and you need to take care of yourself as you travel it with him.
    Thinking of you....

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  15. Oooooh, definitely bookmarking this recipe! Love the combination of oats and pear...sound so delicious! :)

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  16. I've missed you! Glad to hear surgery went well. You've been in my thoughts!

    The scones look beautiful! I wish I were closer, we could have tea and scones!

    Hugs!!!!

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  17. That's lots of flavour in one little scone! Looks excellent.

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  18. This is my first month in The Secret Recipe Club and it's so much fun! I'm just loving all the new blogs and recipes I'm seeing. Your scones look wonderful and I'm glad that I found your site.

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  19. What a really interesting combo of ingredients. So more tempting then the usual plain scone.

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  20. Your scones look beautiful! Love your additions to the recipe and glad you enjoyed our blog!

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  21. These scones look fabulous, the backyard cookout tips are so clear and complete and really happy to see you back doing your wonderful blogging :)

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  22. I hope things are going well, gnee! I missed your blog while you were taking care of your man. These scones look great with the pear and pecans. I can't wait to try them. I make some white chocolate- huckleberry scones that are delish too. But this maple twist looks fabulous! I hope you come visit us sometime. You are always welcome to stay at our home. Really... I mean it. We can cook our favorite recipes together and invite the TAs over!

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  23. They look great! Love the pear and the maple syrup.

    Ruchi
    http://ruchisimplyfood.blogspot.com

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  24. Love these scrumptious scones! Happy to be a part of SRC and get to know you :) You have a lovely space and am off to browse your recipes.

    http://litebite.in

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  25. Oh yum, that right there is THE perfect breakfast. I'll take 2. ;)

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  26. These looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  27. You had me hooked until I saw the POUND of butter! Yikes! Maybe if I scaled it down a bit, I wouldn't feel so bad about the amount of butter. Nonetheless, these look mouthwateringly delicious! Great choice.

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  28. These look amazing! I love the additions of pecans and pears!

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  29. Love how these look and when I saw Ina's name on the original, I knew I'd have to pin them. Hope your life has settled down since you posted this.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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