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Crème Fraîche Scones with Cherry Compote



prep time:

20 mins

cook time:

1 hour 0 mins

Total time:

1 hour 20 mins





  1. Place fresh cherries and 1/3 cup sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.
  2. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Using your fingers, incorporate butter into flour mixture until consistency of breadcrumbs. Stir in 1 cup crème fraîche and dried cherries until dough forms.
  3. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425ºF.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 3/4-inch thickness. Use biscuit cutter to cut dough rounds. (If you prefer a wedge-shaped scone, use knife to shape dough.) Place rounds or wedges on parchment-lined ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes or until scone tops are light brown. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully split warm scones in half; add dollop of crème fraîche, and scoop of cherry compote.
  7. Top with the other half of scone. Serve immediately.