JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SCONES

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by Debra on November 11, 2010

Musical pairing – I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen

Pssst . . . not to be the bearer of bad news but (deep breath) . . . . Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  I don’t know about you, but this time of year gets super busy in our house and since we love hosting Thanksgiving, I look for recipes that can be made a day or two ahead or things I can make ahead and freeze – like these Jalapeno-Cheddar scones.  I made these for last year’s Thanksgiving dinner and there wasn’t a single crumb left . . . not a creature was stirring, not even a . . . oh wait . . . wrong holiday . . .

I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve made these scones: Sunday morning brunch, weekday breakfast with a scrambled egg, sausage patty in the middle – left over turkey in the middle – you get the picture.  They’re quite versatile not to mention quite delicious and aren’t too spicy – honest, pinky swear.

I found the recipe over at Smitten Kitchen, you know her, right? A total rawk star and her name is Deb, so of course I love her!  The recipe uses both cream and eggs for a wonderfully light, tender and nearly impossible to mess up scone – but if you have a scone-phobia, the tips listed here will apply to this recipe.

Scones are best eaten the day they’re made; however, as I’ve already said, I make the dough ahead, cut them into the size I want, and freeze to bake later – just add 5-10 minutes extra baking time coming straight out of the freezer.


 

 

SMITH BITES NOTE: When I make these for Thanksgiving, I use a smaller biscuit cutter (approx 1-1/2 to 2-inch size) which my family appreciates because there’s always so much to enjoy – you want a little taste of everything!

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Kim November 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

When we make it home, we’re definitely going to utilize the “freeze ahead” trick for scones. Delicious!

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Evan @swEEts November 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I can’t get over how good these look/sound.. I absolutely love scones and love finding new ingredients for the wonderful little breakfast treats.. I can’t wait to try this- they’ll be perfect for a Texas thanksgiving!

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Jeanne @ CookSister! November 16, 2010 at 3:35 am

I love scones & cheese… husband loves Jalapenos… I am all over these like a RASH!! ;)

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Souffle Bombay November 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I just bit the screen! These look fantastic….my staple recipe is with goat cheese and scallions. I have never made these with jalepeno…you just inspired me! Thanks for the recipe!

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Megan November 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

Ahhh, I’m late to the party! Is there any scones left? ;) Cuz they sure look purdy!

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Anna Johnston November 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Oh yes please! Savoury scones are awesome.

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Barbara November 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I’m loving these!! Your photos are making my mouth water…that crunchy outside with the hot bite inside. YUM!

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Mija November 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I just made mine and have them in the freezer. I’ll take pics of everything Thankgsgiving day. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Ohhh I ? how you have the music on your post. I need to learn how to do that.

Mija

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naomi November 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

This sound so tasty and look great. I love love jalapeno and cheddar togehter.

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kathleen November 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm

This sound wonderful. I’ve been cooking lots of soup lately and these would be great with a nice hot bowl!

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Meeta November 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

I’ll be in London during Thanksgiving celebrating is a different way ;o) I love savory scones and jalepeno is right up my road. These look spectacular

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Robyn November 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Debra – can I please come to your house for Thanksgiving? These look delicious!

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} November 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I LOVE scones and these savory scones look amazing! I think I have everything in the fridge and will make these tomorrow :)

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Marly November 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I absolutely love the flavor of jalepeno. If only I could get my family converted. These look easy to veganize and super delicious. Love your pics!

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Shaina November 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I could really go for one of these right now.

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Monet November 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm

These look amazing! I love how you could serve these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so soon…I know that I will be making these at least once over the next few weeks. Thank you for sharing. I hope your weekend is full of love and fun.

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kat November 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I’d like to turn those into a egg sandwich for breakfast, yummy!

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bunkycooks November 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Hey there! I thought there was some deal about getting samples of the recipe that you post on a guest blog post (that’s what Tickled Red said!). Since I didn’t get any of the Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars, can I at least have some of these shipped my way?! ;) Thank you.

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RJ Flamingo November 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Love! Not sure these would make it all the way to Thanksgiving! And cutting then freezing? Brilliant.

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Kristen November 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Those look so savory and delicious. Love it!
And thanks for the Thanksgiving reminder. I thought I had more time ;)

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Tracy November 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm

These look incredible! I love the idea of freezing them for later, too – genius!!

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Renee (Kudos Kitchen) November 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

Love how you said you make, cut and freeze them for baking later. Brilliant!!! That’s a definite tip that I’ll file away for future reference. Love your musical paring too :)
Thanks for sharing.

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Julie M. November 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

These do look addicting! I love that you can freeze them to cook up at a later time. My kids are always asking for bread at dinner but I usually wait until it’s too late to put a batch together.

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Lori @ RecipeGirl November 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

I’m not panicked… I have my menu pretty much set. Just need to write it all down and figure out what I’m doing when!

Love this alternative to rolls on Thanksgiving day. Delicious!

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Debra November 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Lori, you are such a pro!!

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bridget {bake at 350} November 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

Oh, wow….I love everything about these! Scones, cream, butter, cheese, jalepenos. Oh my!

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Maria November 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

Oh we will be making these very soon. Love them!

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marla {family fresh cooking} November 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

These crumbly scones look amazing! The only problem is if I made them ahead of time they might not last until Thanksgiving!

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Debra November 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Marla ~ that is why is always bake 2 for The Professor & I to have one then, and then I put the rest on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, unbaked and freeze for later.

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Jamie November 12, 2010 at 1:01 am

Are there really people with scone-phobia? I love making scones but you know I have never made savory scones. These are fabulous! I mean, cheddar cheese with the kick of jalapeno? I love it. And yes, a fabulous treat for a holiday meal.

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Debra November 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Oh Jamie ~ I WAS one of those ‘scone-phobia’ people for years! These really are one of our most favorite scones and I ALWAYS have a few tucked away in the freezer!

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The Rowdy Chowgirl November 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Hmm! I think these would make a good Thanksgiving day breakfast! Especially since they can be made ahead and frozen. Yum!

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Debra November 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Perfect for Thanksgiving day breakfast Rowdy!

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Courtney November 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Great tip on freezing and baking later.
These sound amazing! :)

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Lora @cakeduchess November 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I am a scone lover. These savory scones look fabulous! Great photos Deb. :)

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CBR November 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Haven’t made from-scratch scones in I-don’t-know-how-long, but I’m thinking these look like just the excuse. Thanks!

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foodwanderings November 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Hi Debra, You had me at Jalapeno as it was showing up on the URL and then I saw cheddar, OMG looks luscious GOOD! love the pic of the dough!! Kisses for a Happy Thanksgiving! Shulie

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies November 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Mmm hmm, yup. You’re a genius.

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Brian @ A Thought For Food November 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I love savory scones (yet I have never made them). These look like absolute perfection… and a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table!

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Debra November 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

You will LOVE these Brian, really!

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