Scones (Triple Fruit)

Terrytx posted 04-30-98

Triple-Fruit Scones

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled stick butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 large egg
1 large egg white
cooking spray
1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.

Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Stir in apricots and cranberries. Combine buttermilk, orange rind, egg and egg white; add to flour mixture, stir just until moistened.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Roll dough into a 12x6" ctangle.

Cut dough into 8 (3") squares using a dull knife or a dough scraper.

Cut each square into 2 triangles; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle with 1 tbl sugar; bake at 400 degrees for 12 min. or until golden. Serve warm.

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