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Bacon-Swiss Scones

Normally, the scones I make are of the sweet variety. Vanilla bean are hubby’s favorite, and I often make orange scones as well (I suppose I should get to photographing those so that I can post the recipe). This time however, I was thinking savory thoughts…and while hubby wasn’t too keen on them since he likes sweet scones, I thought these were to die for. These are extra fluffy from the eggs in the batter. And the aroma while they are baking (really, who doesn’t like the smell of bacon cooking?) – heavenly. Like the Folgers coffee commercials, the smell alone is enough to pull you out of bed in the morning!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook the bacon until crispy. After cooling, crumble it into small pieces.Β Toss the bacon crumbles together with the cheese.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until well-combined.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs and half and half together.

Pour both the egg mixture and the bacon mixture into the flour mixture. Stir gently until the dough comes together.

Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and knead gently for 2-3 minutes. Roll the dough into a circle about 1″ in thickness, and cut into 8 wedges. Pull each wedge out slightly so that they have room to bake.

Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Posted by on June 4, 2010.

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Categories: breakfast & brunch

26 Responses

  1. :This looks beyond incredible!! I want some this morning!!

    by Jenny Flake on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

  2. OH MY WORD!!! That is one of the best scone combos that I have seen yet.

    by Tickled Red on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

  3. We’ve recently been making a lot of savory scones – LOVE the bacon and swiss together. YUM!

    by Maggy on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

  4. I just showed these to the hubs, he already put in his order:)

    by Maria on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

  5. Yessss! You know I’m all over this with the bacon. πŸ™‚

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

  6. My husband would be so happy if he new I was baking this, thanks for the idea and have great weekend.

    by Jennifurla on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

  7. My husband would be in heaven if I served the Bacon Scones!

    by Michelle on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

  8. Yum-these sound amazing!

    by Cassie on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:38 am

  9. These look delicious! Are you familiar with Rebecca Rather? She’s a pastry chef from Texas and she makes savory scones and muffins that people go crazy for!

    by DessertForTwo on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

  10. Savory scones…sounds great! I think these would be awesome served at a brunch!

    by Raina @ The Garden of Yum on Jun 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm

  11. Bacon in a scone?! Now we’re talking! This looks delicious!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Jun 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  12. Just by looking at these photos, I can tell that these would become my favorite scone recipe.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

  13. That is one delicious scone. Bacon and Swiss cheese? I’m there!

    by ivoryhut on Jun 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm

  14. That is a gorgeous scone!! I would not have thought of bacon in a scone, now you have my head spinning with delicious combinations!
    thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!

    by Chef Dennis on Jun 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

  15. savory and yummy! the look delicious!

    by Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} on Jun 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

  16. Oh my word those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

    by Karenpie on Jun 6, 2010 at 2:19 am

  17. This is the perfect breakfast! Too bad I don’t have swiss OR bacon! booo!!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Jun 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

  18. Savory scones are on my list to make this month, but yours look much better than what I had in mind. Hmmm….I think a change of plans is in order! Thanks so much for the inspiration, once again!!!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Jun 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

  19. I love savory scones with bacon and cheese!!

    by Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} on Jun 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  20. Oh my! These look scrumptious. I love savory biscuits, scones, and muffins. The other day I tried making savory cornbread. I thought is was good, but Dad did not approve. πŸ˜€

    by Erica Lea on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

  21. I usually make sweet scones too, but these look amazing!!

    by Fuji Mama on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  22. These look wonderful… I make a lot of sweet baked goods, and now I think I’m in the mood for something savory!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

  23. These look wonderful… I make a lot of sweet baked goods, and now I think I’m in the mood for something savory!

    by Sabrina on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

  24. I just wanted to let you know that I made these along with the orange scones and they were both absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for posting such an easy to make recipe. πŸ™‚

    by Heather on Nov 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

  25. Yummy!

    by Alice on Jan 19, 2012 at 1:38 am

  26. Scones are in the oven now and they smell absolutely lovely! Can’t wait to try them πŸ™‚ just a quick question though, what is the consistency of the dough supposed to be like?

    by Jess on May 14, 2012 at 5:39 am

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →