So tender and slightly sweet, the rich combo of figs and pecans is delicious in these fiber-boosted scones made with Fiber OneTM Original cereal. When topped with the orange spiced glazed they make the perfect sweet treat.
Author:Regan Jones, RDN
2/3 cup Fiber OneTM Original cereal
1/3 cup halved dried mission figs
2/3 cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1 cup heavy cream
10 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
Combine cereal, halved dried figs and orange juice in a large bowl; microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Let stand 10-15 minutes or until all juice is absorbed.
Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Using your fingers, a pastry cutter or a fork, cut butter pieces into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal; stir in pecans. Add heavy cream and cereal mixture; combine to form dough.
Gently pat dough out onto a well-floured surface, forming an 8-inch round. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Transfer dough to a Silpat lined or greased baking sheet. Using a large knife, cut dough into 8 triangles and separate slightly.
Bake for 25 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Remove from oven and gently transfer to a wire rack to cool. If desired, combine powdered sugar and orange juice; spoon over scones.