As you know, I am a big fan of scones. I recently made these scrumptious cheddar bacon scones, and they are oooh soooo good!! I used one to make a BLT for lunch and boy was it ever good!!
These cheddar bacon scones are moist and have tons of bits of bacon and cheese in them. If you are a fan of bacon you will love these scones. When I go out for breakfast with my mom we always ask for extra bacon on the side – we both love bacon so much.
Cheddar Bacon Scone Recipe
Cheddar Bacon Scones
- 4 Slices bacon chopped
- 3 Cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 Tsp salt
- 1 Stick unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 Cups cheddar cheese grated
- 1/2 Tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- In a medium skillet, cook the bacon,until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towels.
- Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter, cheese and pepper with a pastry blender or fork, and work just until it starts to form lumps and come together. Add the bacon. Add 1 cup of the cream and work just until it becomes a sticky dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat until it comes together. Form into 2 large circles, about 7 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick and cut each into 8 wedges.
- Transfer to baking sheet with a spatula, leaving 1/2 inch space between each wedge. Paint the tops of the wedges lightly with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream and bake until golden brown, 22 to 23 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the baking sheet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
These parchment paper sheets are perfect for baking scones! No sticking and (hopefully) no burning, plus easy clean up. This parchment paper will help you create these perfect cheddar bacon scones!
Fun fact of bacon is that it dates back to 1500 BCE!! Wow, people have enjoyed this tasty piece of meat for centuries, making bacon one of the oldest processed meats! Another fun fact about bacon is the word comes from German roots “bak,” which refers to the back of the pig. The French word bakko was adopted around the 12th century by the English language naming the dish bacoun, which could have been used to describe any pork product. But during the 14th century, the word bacoun became referred to as a specific cured meat, bacon!! I wonder how much bacon people were consuming back then, did you know today the average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon each year?! I am definitely guilty of consuming this much bacon, if not more!!
Let me know if you try to make these tasty cheddar bacon scones. Or let me know if you have any bacon recipes!! I am always looking for ways to incorporate bacon into recipes, especially when I am cooking for mom and me, did I mention that we loved our bacon?!!