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Cranberry Bacon Brunch Scones with Cranberry-Pecan Cream Cheese
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Cranberry Bacon Brunch Scones with Cranberry-Pecan Cream Cheese

Cranberry Bacon Brunch Scones with Cranberry-Pecan Cream Cheese

    Ingredients

    • Craisins® Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused1 6 ounce
    • Diet Cran x Cherry™1/2 cup
    • Package cream cheese1 8-ounce
    • Honey3 tablespoons
    • Finely chopped pecans1/3 cup
    • All-purpose flour3 cups
    • Sugar1 tablespoon
    • Baking powder1 tablespoon
    • Salt1/2 teaspoon
    • Freshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon
    • Cold unsalted butter1/2 cup
    • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese5 ounces
    • Thick-cut bacon slices6
    • Green onions2
    • Large eggs3
    • Buttermilk3/4 cup
    • Featured Product

      Diet Cran x Cherry™

    • Craisins® Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused front image.

      Featured Product

      Craisins® Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused

    Steps

    Combine dried cranberries and juice drink in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High 1 minute or until hot. Stir together cream cheese and honey in medium bowl until smooth; fold in pecans. With slotted spoon, remove 1/3 cup plumped dried cranberries and fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 1 large or 2 small baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper in large bowl. Using vegetable grater, grate butter into flour mixture. Stir with fork until butter is well coated. Add Cheddar; stir to coat. Stir in bacon and onions. Combine eggs and buttermilk in medium bowl. Stir in remaining plumped dried cranberries and all juices. Pour egg mixture over flour mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Scoop 10 large mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake on center rack for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and centers are done. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Split scones; serve with cranberry-pecan cream cheese. (If cream cheese mixture is too firm, soften slightly in microwave.) Makes 10 servings. 2009 Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist Patrice Hurd Bemidji, MN