Fig Goat Cheese Scones is a delightful recipe that combines the earthy sweetness of figs with the creamy tanginess of goat cheese. These Fig Goat Cheese Scones are a must-try for the savory flavor lovers. Paired with a sprig of fresh time and honey will take this already delicious scone to new heights!
Scones are the epitome of comfort and indulgence. Their crumbly, buttery texture paired with a touch of sweetness is simply irresistible. But have you ever tried savory scones? If not, you're in for a treat!
Tools to make the best homemade scones
These are the tools I find are the best and most helpful to make perfect scones. I use them for every recipe.
- Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender is best.
- Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing is needed!
- Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.
Scone Baking Tips:
Two very important things to do to ensure a perfect fluffy scone:
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees for at least 20 minutes before baking. A hot oven will help your scones rise tall instead of being flat.
- Make sure your butter is COLD. It does not matter if you use cold butter salted or salted butter, but it MUST BE COLD. As the butter melts it will allow for air to create flaky scones.
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Butter (cold and cubed)
- Dried figs or fresh figs (chopped)
- Goat cheese (crumbled)
- Half and half (plus extra for brushing)
- Fresh Thyme
- Flaky sea salt
Preparing Scone Dough
- Mixing the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Give it a good stir to ensure all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Incorporating the Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. This is where the magic happens, creating those flaky scone layers.
- Adding Fig and Goat's Cheese: Add in the chopped dried or fresh figs and crumbled goat cheese. Gently fold them into the mixture until they are evenly distributed.
- Pouring in the Half and Half: Gradually pour in the half and half while stirring the mixture. Continue to mix until the dough just comes together. Be careful not to overmix; you want a slightly shaggy dough.
Shaping and Baking Scones
1. Shaping the Dough:
- Flour Your Surface: Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface to prevent sticking.
- Pat the Dough: Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and pat it into a 1-inch thick circle.
2. Cutting the Scones:
- Use a Cutter: Using a bench scraper or sharp knife cut scone dough into 8 wedges.
3. Baking the Scones:
- Arrange: Transfer wedges to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush with Half and Half: Lightly brush the tops of the scones with half and half or heavy cream. This will give them a beautiful golden color as they bake.
- Bake to Perfection: Place the baking tray into your preheated 425-degree oven. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and have puffed up beautifully. Cool on a wire rack to bring to room temperature.
- Top with a pinch of flaky sea salt
Serving and Enjoying
Fig Goat Cheese Scones are fantastic. The delicious fig and tangy goat cheese are a unique flavor pairing and divine with soup or placed on a cheese board.
- Pairing Ideas: These scones pair wonderfully with a hot cup of soup or glass of wine. The figs provide a natural sweetness, while the goat cheese adds a delightful creamy tang.
- Additions: Add in chopped walnuts, fresh thyme, or fresh rosemary and drizzle with honey.
- Storage Tips: If you have any leftovers (which is unlikely), store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them in a Ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
These savory fig goat cheese scones are one of our favorite things to have with a bowl of soup or salad. The savory flavors also go well with a cheese board with honey, fig jam, and dried fruits.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
- 1/2 cup dried figs or fresh figs (chopped)
- 1/2 cup goat cheese (crumbled)
- 2/3 cup half and half (plus extra for brushing)
- Fresh Thyme
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add in chopped figs and crumbled goat cheese.
- Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half, until just moistened.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
- Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
- Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 ” apart.
- Brush tops with 1 teaspoon half-and-half, then sprinkle each scone top with a pinch of flaky salt and minced thyme (optional).
- Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g