Apricot Coconut Scones. Tender little scones with great coconut flavour and sweet chunks of dried apricot baked right in. A dainty and delicious addition to afternoon tea.
Originally Published May 2016.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to try out this idea for Apricot Coconut scones that I’ve had for a while.
I love changing out the raisins for other dried fruits in my traditional Newfoundland Raisin Tea Buns recipe. So I thought about using dried apricots in a more English style scone.
My mother, makes Coconut Tea Buns as well. So, knowing how well coconut and apricot compliment each other, I used both with delicious results.
These scrumptious scones are best served while still warm with a little butter melting through them. They are a perfect little indulgence for Mother’s Day.
They’re also perfect for weekend brunch or just an afternoon treat with a cup of tea.
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Apricot Coconut Scones
Apricot Coconut Scones - tender scones with great coconut flavour and sweet chunks of apricot baked right in. A dainty, delicious addition to afternoon tea.
- 1⅔ cups all purpose flour
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- pinch table salt table salt
- 3 tbsp butter
- ½ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract, optional
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup coconut
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a food processor add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Pulse to mix together well. (You can just mix the ingredients in a bowl if you prefer the manual method)
- Pulse in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. (or just use your fingertips to rub the butter through the dry ingredients until the same texture is achieved.) Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the dried coconut and chopped apricots.
- Whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla. Reserve a few teaspoons of the liquid to brush on top of the scones. This helps them brown nicely)
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir in quickly with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms. It should be a little sticky. Don’t over work the dough or your scones will get tough and not rise well.
- Turn the dough out onto a well floured board or counter top.
- Lightly sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and just using your hands, form the dough into a round about ¾ of an inch thick.
- Using a 1½ inch biscuit cutter, cut out your scones and place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Re-roll the scraps and cut out the rest of the scones. Brush the tops of all the scones with the reserved milk and egg liquid.
- Pop the scones into the hot oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the tops of the scones are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 16mgSodium 135mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 2g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Friday 20th of January 2023
I made these delightful little scones using GF flour & should have used 3 tsps of the baking power to give them the lift they needed. I also used ghee instead of the full butter. Very easy to make but even tho mine were a bit dry, they were still tasty enough & I spread maple syrup infused honey on these warm little nuggets. Will definitely make again. Renée
Sunday 8th of January 2023
I have made apricot and covonut bannock but never scones. Will have to try this one. Do you recommend very cold butter or room temperature?
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Sunday 21st of August 2022
Delicious! Very easy to make.
Wednesday 20th of July 2022
I made these today, they were delicious..I shared with some neighbours they said best buns they ever ate. Thank you for sharing the recipe.