Ham and Cheese Scones

Ham and Cheese Scones

ham and cheese sconesLooking back on my posts over the last week or so, it would appear that I’m on a carb bender. Arancini, kugel and even blintzes. Yes, there’s been a bit of carbs in this house lately.

While I should be making salads and other lighter fare with spring on the horizon, it still feels like winter around here. With temps hovering in the upper 30’s, comfort food is what we are all still craving in this house.

And I can’t think of anything more comforting than a hot melty scone and a piping bowl of soup. The perfect meal for a cold New England day. Even if the rest of the country is in defrost mode.

ham and cheese sconesCanadian ham, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped onions all baked together into a bit of baked goodness bliss. Hearty, savory and warm. The perfect way to heat up on a chilly day.

And boy are these a cinch to make! Just mix everything up in a bowl, press into a circle, place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

So, while the rest of you are enjoying the first blooms of spring, I’ll be adding logs to the fire. It may be March, but we have snow in the forecast tonight. Comfort food it is for a little while longer….

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Ham and Cheese Scones
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
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Canadian ham, cheddar cheese and onions baked into a hearty scone. The perfect sidekick to your favorite salad or soup.
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Canadian bacon, diced (or any type of ham)
  • ½ large onion, diced
  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or the tines of a fork.
  3. Add milk and mix just until incorporated. Fold in cheese, ham and onion. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently for several minutes.
  4. Press dough into a 1½" thick circle and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400º for thirty minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. I am headed to a St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Saturday and these just might be the perfect food to bring. It sure feels like winter up here in NH this morning as well. Oh well, Spring will come eventually. the photos you took are awesome!

    • Yes, it sure does feel like winter. A whopping 32 degrees here. I’m more than ready for temps in the 50’s!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good morning Melanie! Your scones look and sound amazing! I am sipping my morning coffee and now I am starving and craving your hearty baked goodness bliss!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. I LOVE recipes like this. They look pretty and complicated but they really are not 🙂

    • Thanks Missy! Yes, it doesn’t get much easier than this. There’s really no skill needed. Just an appetite!

  4. I was just thinking about how cold the temps are here now a days. The sun is shining and it is beautiful out but it’s in the 30’s and 40’s brrr. I need warm weather! The scones look wonderful and I bet they taste amazing!

  5. These sound really delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Mary Beth says:

    I made this, only I cut it into 15 instead of eight pieces. They were plenty big, and the recipe went further that way. Loved the scones!

  7. Just curious though, what is Canadian ham? I have heard peameal bacon called Canadian bacon, but I have never heard of Canadian ham. Something we do differet up here?

  8. I love this recipe, I just made it and the family is enjoying!

    • That is awesome Lisa! I love this recipe so much. There’s something so comforting about it. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it too!

  9. I made this per the recipe. It was good. BUT! I’d use the same amount of ham and onion as cheese. 1 cup cheese…1 cup onion, 1 cup ham. Every time I got A Bite of onion and ham I was happy….Scones are dry..this was like a ham and cheese and onion biscuit. Very good!!! The next day we served it with country gravy over it…yummier!!

  10. Can you make these in advance and keep the dough in the fridge overnight maybe to bake in the morning?

  11. Josephine says:

    I’ve made these three times now and they are easy and absolutely delicious. I use a scone pan that makes 16 small scones. Even at this sèrving size they are very filling and satisfying. Next time I’m going to try adding some fresh thyme or use thick sliced bacon instead of ham. I rate this 5 stars. Thank you for posting it.

  12. I made these for an early breakfast for visiting relatives catching a plane back home this morning. They just left for the airport and couldn’t say enough about how much they enjoyed these. Your savory scones really were delicious and so easy. Though I made scones for eight and there were only five of us eating, their isn’t a crumb leftover. Thanks for passing along a winning recipe! I will be making these again and highly recommend them.

  13. Made them! Divine! Next time I will separate them instead of baking in a divided round because I like my sides a bit crispier. Giving it 5 stars!

  14. Me again. I made these a second time last weekend for brunch with some friends. This time I used quarter cup smoked banana peppers and quarter cup sun dried tomato instead of half cup of ham since one of the ladies there is a vegetarian though not a vegan- thank goodness! This is an excellent, easy, and very versatile recipe. Came out delicious even with no hammy deliciousness as a primary ingredient. Everyone wanted your recipe. So worthy of five stars and two thumbs up!


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