Apricot Honey Scones

by Erin

Homemade scones are far superior to any I have ever purchased. These apricot honey scones are soft and ready to be gobbled up plain or spread with your favorite jam. 

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This month for the Secret Recipe Club I cooked from The Wimpy Vegetarian. On her blog, Susan shares her struggles of cooking for both her vegetarian diet and her husband’s omnivorous one (therefore cooking two separate meals) and how she overcome this dilemma by using her culinary school training to create just one meal with minor adjustments for the meat-loving audience at her table. In other words, on Susan’s blog you’ll find recipes everyone can enjoy regardless of which side of the table you sit.

For example, her recipe for a BBQ (Chicken) Pizza with Poblano Peppers can be made with or without chicken and she states what to change in the directions if you chose to do so. Or there are ways to trick your-meat lovers into eating a vegetarian dish with things such as Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce.

Another recipe that I was interested in making was the Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Cardamom but alas I had not gone strawberry picking yet. I did however spy a couple of delicious looking scones and since I recently discovered that I enjoy homemade scones, decided it was a great time to try one. I chose an apricot one because apricots, especially dried apricots which are used in these scones, always remind me of my elementary school lunches. Other kids were grossed out by my dried apricots. It didn’t bother me though, they didn’t know what they were missing! At least I knew I didn’t have to worry about anyone stealing my food back then, but I might have to be more protective of these scones.

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Two years ago: Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Three years ago: Fried Mac and Cheese


Makes 8 scones


Heaping 1/2 cup dried apricots

1 cup boiling water

2 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp orange zest

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1/4 cup honey (I used Winter Park Orange Blossom)

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 egg

Coarse sugar


  1. In a medium, heat proof bowl with a lid, place the dried apricots. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour over the apricots. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes to soften. Drain and dice into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl,  whisk together the flour, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles moist crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, buttermilk, and egg. Pour over the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until incorporated and forms a dough.
  5. Dump dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a couple times and shape into a 9-inch circle. Using a greased knife, cut into eight pie-slices.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle liberally with coarse sugar. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until golden and set.

Source: The Wimpy Vegetarian


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Tara May 5, 2014 - 8:57 pm

These look delicious! Apricot and honey sound like the perfect combination!

Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen May 2, 2014 - 10:41 am

Yum!! I love dried apricots… and of course scones as well. These sound awesome! Great choice for SRC!

Couscous & Consciousness April 30, 2014 - 5:10 am

I love scones and I love apricots, but I’ve never tried the two together. I totally need to give these a whirl.

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories April 30, 2014 - 12:10 am

Yum! Scones are so easy and impressive at the same time. Great pick.

sara April 29, 2014 - 2:42 pm

These scones look so tasty! Apricot and honey makes such a great combo. :)
Visting from group A :)

Sarah E April 28, 2014 - 10:20 pm

I have never had a scone – but they do look good! I’m not sure why I’m so intimidated by making them at home (?) – great pick for SRC day. :)

Melissa April 28, 2014 - 9:55 pm

What a great recipe! They would be amazing with a big mug of tea. Great pick this month :)

Danae @ Recipe Runner April 28, 2014 - 6:51 pm

These scones look delicious! So moist and tender, and I love the apricots! I didn’t use to be a dried apricot fan but then I discovered the deliciously sweet Turkish dried apricots and fell in love!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies April 28, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Scones look great…a perfect treat! Great SRC pick!

Nicole (@hapatite) April 28, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Yum! A great use for dried apricots. Will have to remember this recipe when I have some dried fruit to use up.

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel April 28, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Scones are my favorite! I love the apricot flavor in these ones… great pick!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles April 28, 2014 - 11:22 am

Those look simply divine. I haven’t had homemade scones in WAY too long!!

susan @ the wimpy vegetarian April 28, 2014 - 11:22 am

I’m so excited you had my blog this month. And I love how the scones turned out! Beautiful photo!!!

lk529 April 28, 2014 - 11:17 am

A perfect spring choice this month!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Man do I ever need to try this one. I would absolutely snitch one from you if you brought it for lunch. :)

SallyBR April 28, 2014 - 9:38 am

What a cute photo, just like a flower!

I must re-visit scones at some point, haven’t had much luck with them in the past

The flavors in your production seems amazing!

Emily @ Life on Food April 28, 2014 - 6:42 am

The honey apricot combination is unique for a scone and I love it!! They just sound light and summery. Happy Reveal Day!!


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