The Great Smith Brothers Farms Bake Off Winner: Caramelized Pear Scones
In case you missed it, we hosted our first-ever Great Smith Brothers Farms Bake-Off Contest in October. We asked customers to share their best holiday desserts using at least three products from our catalog for a chance to win a $100 credit AND have their recipe featured in SKIM magazine and on our blog!
We are excited to reveal the winner and their recipe. Drum roll, please...
Congratulations to Instagram user @flurycat who won $100 in account credit for their Caramelized Pear Scones recipe.
Caramelized Pear Scones
"Caramelized pear scones are the perfect fall breakfast or afternoon tea accompaniment. I used Smith Brothers Farms unsalted butter, low-fat buttermilk, whole milk, organic large brown eggs, and organic Bosc pears to make my scones."
What you need
- 1 tbsp. Smith Brothers Farms Unsalted Butter + 1/4 cup, grated (Baker's Tip: You can also dice the butter, but I find grating it adds an extra rise during the bake.)
- 1 cup Organically Grown Company Bosc Pears, diced
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. cardamom
- 1/2 cup cold Smith Brothers Farms Low-Fat Buttermilk
- 1 large Smith Brothers Farms Egg
- 1 tbsp. Smith Brothers Farms Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 tbsp. Smith Brothers Farms Milk
Heat one tablespoon butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and sauté pears until golden brown and tender. Add brown sugar and cook until dissolved. Remove pears from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400F and set rack to center of oven. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Add the 1/4 cup of grated cold butter. Using a pastry cutter or fork, combine butter and flour mixture until it’s a coarse grain meal. Place in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Whisk together buttermilk and egg, and add to the chilled flour mix. Do not overwork, just combine. Fold in caramelized pears. Scrape out onto the prepared baking sheet. Flour top of dough, hands, and pastry scraper. Form into an 8-inch round and score into 8 equal pie pieces. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool scones completely and drizzle with glaze before cutting into equal pieces.
To make the glaze, place one tablespoon of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Melt butter, stirring constantly until a warm brown color. Whisk together sifted powdered sugar, browned butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk.