Ham and Cheese Scones

Easy and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 3 tbsp chilled butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounceshredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped 33%-less-sodium ham about 3 ounces
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and ham.
  • Combine buttermilk and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times with floured hands.
  • Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not through dough.
  • Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Notes

8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)