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Pecan Praline Scones

Tender, buttery scones with a generous amount of pecans and praline flavor.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings



  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/3 cup frozen or very cold unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter-nut flavoring or vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  • Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture with the large holes of a box grater.
  • Mix the butter into the flour and then put the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the buttermilk to the cold flour mixture all at once and quickly.
  • Turn the soft dough out to the counter and gently knead into a ball.
  • Pat down until it is about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into rounds and brush with the glaze.
  • Press pecans into the top of the scones.
  • Brush with glaze one more time.
  • Let stand for 20 - 30 minutes
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes.


  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Whisk in brown sugar and corn syrup until the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.


For a sweeter scone add 1/4 cup toffee chips in with the dry ingredients.