Gruyere and Bacon Savory Scones

Start your holiday shopping early and beat the crowds with great deals from Oliver’s! Enjoy discounts on everything the holiday essentials you need, like authentic Parmigiano Reggiano ($14.99/LB) and MiFroma Cave-Aged Gruyere ($16.99/LB) cheeses. These hardy cheeses store well, making them the perfect ahead-of-time holiday purchase. Gruyere is a supremely versatile cheese, and adds a nutty flavor and intense creaminess to anything it’s added into. Combined with bacon and chives, it’s a flavor powerhouse in these savory scones! Enjoy with butter for a savory snack, or dish them up fresh alongside your holiday feast.

*Prices good through 11/16/20.

  • Serves: about 1 dozen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 c. Unsalted Butter, kept very cold
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 c. Heavy Cream+1 tbsp. for brushing
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Gruyere Cheese, shredded
  • 6 Bacon Strips, cooked & crumbled
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Chives, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan, to top

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, black pepper, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Cut cold butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles course wet sand, then add bacon, Gruyere, chives, egg, and heavy cream. Stir until dough just begins to come together; do not overmix.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and gently press into a rough dough ball. Roll out into an 8 inch round and cut into desired shape. Arrange on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper; cover tightly and chill for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush chilled scones with remaining heavy cream, and top with a light sprinkle of grated parmesan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until scones are golden on the sides and browned on top.

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