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persiMon® Ginger Scones

persiMon® Ginger Scones

These buttery persiMon® ginger scones are tender and flakey and filled with flavour. They’re easy to make, and are the perfect breakfast or snack, especially with some sliced fresh persiMon® alongside!

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by persiMon® Canada and I have been compensated monetarily for my time. All opinions are, as always, my own.

persimmon ginger scones

Have you ever tried a persimmon before? I had never had one up until a couple of weeks ago.

This year we tried the persiMon® brand of persimmons and are now big fans.

The persiMon® brand is the registered trademark used to identify the brand of persimmon from the Ribera del Xuquer region of Spain.

They are available in your local grocery stores for a limited time in November and December.

persiMon ginger scones

After trying them this year, I can guarantee that I will now be looking for them every year as soon as November starts.

My son is already sad that they are only available for a couple of months, and he’ll have to wait a whole year before he can have another one!

The first recipe I tried out with persiMon® were these persiMon® ginger scones and I’m very happy with that decision.

This recipe makes enormous scones, I made at least 3 batches in a week, and we had no trouble polishing them all off. They were delicious.

These tender, flakey scones, filled with crystallized ginger and chopped persiMon®, and topped with a vanilla glaze, made an amazing breakfast.

persiMon brand of persimmons

What is the secret to making scones?

The secret to making perfect scones is to use a light hand when mixing the dough together.

It’s okay if it’s still crumbly when you put it on the baking sheet, as long as you can press it all together into a flat disc.

If you work the dough too much to make it all come together, then you can end up with dense, tough scones instead of light and flakey ones.

persiMon ginger scones

The other important part in baking scones is to keep all of your ingredients cold.

Use cold cream, grate cold (even frozen) butter into the dry ingredients, and chill the dough in the freezer for 20 minutes before slicing it into wedges to bake.

Placing the scones in the oven while the butter is nice and cold will result in tender, flakey scones, that keep their shape as they bake.

persiMon ginger scones

How long do scones last?

Scones will last for 2-3 days, but they are best the day they are made.

Store them in an airtight container with paper towel above and below the scones to absorb excess moisture to help them stay fresh a little longer.

The icing on them will get sticky if they’re in an airtight container though, so keep this in mind.

persiMon ginger scones

I like to store my persiMon® ginger scones in a container with the lid left on loosely, so some air gets in, and they stay crisp on the outside with firm icing.

They never last more than about 2-3 days in my house anyways so this works best for us!

persiMon ginger scones

What do persiMon® fruit taste like?

The persiMon® brand of persimmons is ready-to-eat when you buy it, so there is no waiting for it to ripen before you can enjoy it.

It tastes a bit like a mango or peach.

They are sweet and juicy, have no seeds, a distinctive star shape when sliced, and are extra sweet when you see “sugar freckles” on the bright orange flesh.

persiMon ginger scones

What is persiMon® fruit good for?

The persiMon® fruit is great in both sweet and savoury recipes.

It can also be enjoyed as a dried fruit.

But we enjoyed it best simply eaten raw.

It has a firm consistency and sweet flavour, and we went through several cases of this fruit in a matter of days.

persimmon ginger scones

The persiMon® fruit is high in fibre, with 6 grams per fruit.

It is also a source of vitamins C, K, A, folate, potassium, magnesium, and manganese.

Plus it contains the antioxidants beta carotene, lutein, and lycopene.

So it makes the perfect healthy snack!

I know that my kids are going to be very sad when it’s no longer in season and they have to wait another year for more!

Find more information about persiMon® from Spain on their website.

persiMon ginger scones

How to make persiMon® Ginger Scones:

  • I find that grating the butter for the scones is the quickest way to make them, but cutting it into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two knives is also an option.
  • The dough will still be a bit crumbly when you turn it out onto a baking sheet. Don’t worry about this, just press it all together into a flat disc, and it will bake together in the oven. If you work the dough too much you will have dense, tough scones instead of tender, flakey ones.
  • This recipe makes 8-10 large scones, but you can make 12-16 smaller ones instead if you prefer, the bake time will just be a bit shorter.

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Yield: 8-10 large scones

persiMon® Ginger Scones

persiMon® Ginger Scones

These buttery persiMon® ginger scones are tender and flakey and filled with flavour. They're easy to make, and are the perfect breakfast or snack, especially with some sliced fresh persiMon® alongside!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 3/4 cup cold, unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (35% whipping cream)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped persiMon®

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or a non-stick silicone mat and set aside.
  2. Grate the butter and place it in the freezer so it is very cold when you add it to the scones.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, and cloves. 
  5. Add the frozen, grated butter, and toss until the butter is coated in the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the crystallized ginger and chopped persiMon®.
  7. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until it just starts to come together. Knead the dough lightly in the bowl to bring everything together into a ball, but try not to over-work the dough. 
  8. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and form it into a large, 8-10 inch circle.  
  9. Place the dough in the freezer to chill for 20 minutes, and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  10. Take the dough from the freezer and cut the circle into 8-10 wedges with a sharp knife.  
  11. Spread the pieces out a bit if you like. If you prefer the edges of your scones to stay soft, you can leave them together. Spreading them out gives you crisper edges.
  12. Bake the scones for 16-18 minutes, or until they are golden brown.  
  13. Move them to a wire rack to cool.  
  14. Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Drizzle the cooled scones with the glaze. 
  15. Allow the glaze to set.
  16. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

If you would prefer to make smaller scones, form the dough into two 6” discs instead of one 8-10” disc, and slice each into 6-8 wedges. Bake for 15-16 minutes instead of 17-18 minutes.

Source: Adapted from my Peach Scones.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 scones

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 6g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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