Orange Scone Wedges with Cream Cheese Filling

Surprise—these scones have their cream built right in! Grated orange peel gives both the filling and the scone itself sweet citrus appeal.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Filling

6
oz cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel

Scones

1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
tablespoons firm butter or margarine
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
egg
1
egg, beaten
2
tablespoons coarse white sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions) until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in 1 tablespoon orange peel, whipping cream and 1 egg.
  • 3 Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Divide dough in half. Pat or roll each half into 9-inch round, about 1/4 inch thick. Spread filling over half of each round.
  • 4 Fold each dough round in half over filling. With sharp knife, cut each half-round into 6 wedges. On ungreased cookie sheet, place wedges 1 inch apart. Brush tops with beaten egg; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Coarse sugar is also called decorating sugar and has larger granules than regular sugar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.