White Chocolate Apricot Scones - A delicious flavor combination in a moist and delicious scone! (This scone recipe is very versatile and can be used as the base for many other scone recipes and variations.)

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Our recipe inspiration comes from a number of different places – family recipes, available ingredients in the refrigerator, cookbooks, and sometimes other blogs.  However, this recipe for White Chocolate Apricot Scones was inspired by one of our wonderful readers!

White Chocolate Apricot Scones - A delicious flavor combination in a moist and delicious scone! (This scone recipe is very versatile and can be used as the base for many other scone recipes and variations.)

A few weeks ago, over on our Facebook page, I posted a link to our chocolate chip scones recipe.  One of our fans, a reader named Sue, commented that she had once eaten some delicious white chocolate apricot scones at a bagel shop, and she had never forgotten how wonderful they were!

The combination of white chocolate and dried apricots stuck in my head, and for weeks – every time I walked past the dried apricots at the supermarket – I thought of Sue’s scone comment! So finally, I decided to give it a try – and these white chocolate apricot scones are delicious!

This recipe uses the same, super moist and delicious scone recipe that we used here and here, a versatile passed-down family recipe from my sister-in-law Pam!  (See – I told you – recipe inspiration comes from many places!) I bumped up the sweetness just a bit in this version and added in a mix of chopped dried apricots and white chocolate chips.

White Chocolate Apricot Scones - A delicious flavor combination in a moist and delicious scone! (This scone recipe is very versatile and can be used as the base for many other scone recipes and variations.)

Sue – you were totally right!  The combination of white chocolate and apricots in these scones is fantastic!  Thank you so much for the recipe inspiration!

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White Chocolate Apricot Scones - A Family Feast

White Chocolate Apricot Scones

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat 3 minutes on high until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Slowly add the flour and baking powder mixture into the egg mixture, blending well.
  5. Then add yogurt, again mixing until blended. Fold in white chocolate chips and dried apricots until blended throughout the dough.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. (This recipe may be made in advance and refrigerated overnight.)
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Filling a 1/3 cup measuring cup, make scones and form into round balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then turn the oven down to 325 degrees and bake for 10-11 minutes more until lightly golden.

 

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  • Leigh Anne Wilkes @YourHomebasedMom wrote:

    White chocolate and I’m there! These looks amazing Martha.

    • Martha wrote:

      Me too Leigh Anne – love anything with white chocolate!!

  • Christie – Food Done Light wrote:

    White chocolate is my favorite and I have a huge amount of dried apricots. I have no idea if they freeze but I popped them in the freezer anyway. Now I can thaw them out and make these. We are a scone loving family and I know these will be a huge hit.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Christie – I hope your family enjoys the recipe! (Let me know how the frozen dried apricots defrost – I’m curious!)

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    The only thing wrong with this is that I’m not enjoying one right now with my cappuccino ; )

    • Martha wrote:

      LOL – Thanks Paula! Your comments always make me laugh! Have a great day!

  • Beth @ The First Year wrote:

    Martha, I love scones! And my husband would gobble these ones up for sure!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Beth!

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    Isn’t blogging awesome? I love this flavor combo!

    • Martha wrote:

      It IS awesome Chrissie! Thanks for visiting today!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    I ADORE scones, but I have never put apricots in them! AND I have never paired white chocolate with apricots, but that is BRILLIANT!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Taylor – I owe all of the credit to one of my readers for this great flavor combination!

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