Dried Cherry Scones

Dried-Cherry Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chilled margarine
cut into small pieces
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg — lightly beaten
Vegetable cooking spray
1 egg white — lightly beaten
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cherries; toss well.

Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be sticky.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and with floured hands, knead 4 to 5 times. Pat the dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until golden. Yield: 1 dozen (serving size: 1 scone).

Per serving: 157 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (25% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 16mg Cholesterol; 217mg Sodium

Food Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

3.5 Points

Recipe By :Cooking Light
Serving Size: 12


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