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Cheddar and Jalapeno Scones

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword appetizers, bread, cheddar, cheddar bread, cheddar cheese, cheddar scones, holiday baking, jalapeno, jalapeno pepper, jalapeno pepper recipe, jalapeno recipe, scones
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 374 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese 6 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno 1 whole jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup whole milk ½ cup whole milk + 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 egg 1 egg beaten with a little milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and position the rack in the middle of the oven.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Add the butter pieced and mix until blended or mix with a fork so that the dough is somewhat crumbly.

  3. Stir in the cheese, jalapeno, and milk, being careful not to overmix.

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and form a dough circle about ½-inch thick. If the dough is still crumbly, add another tablespoon of milk. With a long knife cut the dough into 12 wedges.

  5. Place the wedges in a circle in a lightly greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet, leaving some space in between.

  6. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar and Jalapeno Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.