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Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones

Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones Recipe l

Have you heard? My friend Stephanie, from Girl Versus Dough, just released an e-cookbook! It’s called Quick Bread Love and it’s loaded with beautiful photos, tasty recipes, and helpful tips!

Quick Bread Love Cookbook

I couldn’t wait to spend some time looking at it when I first got it. Of course, as soon as I started making a list of what I wanted to try, I realized that I was pretty much writing down every recipe. From Loaded Baked Potato Bread to Coconut Chai Tres Leches Muffins to Salted Dark Chocolate Pear scones, Stephanie filled this cookbook with all kinds of sweet and savory goodness!

Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones Recipe l

Since I have a slight scone addiction, I just had to try these salted dark chocolate pear scones first. I’m glad I did! The combination is amazing! Rich, dark chocolate and sweet, delicate pears combine with a sprinkling of sea salt to create soft, tender scone perfection! You won’t even be able to tell that there’s almost half whole wheat flour tucked away in them.

Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones Recipe l

Do you want to own this e-cookbook for yourself? Well, you’re in luck! Stephanie is giving away one to a lucky reader! But not only that, she’s giving away a whole package of goodies that includes:

  • Quick Bread Love eCookbook with 31 quick bread recipes
  • Mini Companion eBook with Butters, Spreads, and Glazes
  • Printable Recipe Cards
  • Baking Cheat Sheet
  • Wallpapers for computers and phones!
  • Video Tutorial

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Don’t want to wait?? Buy Your Own Copy Now! You can get your own eCookbook along with Tips for Baking Bliss for just $8! There are 3 packages to choose from, so you can find the one that’s just right for you.

Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones
Serves: 8
  • 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading and shaping
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 C milk or heavy cream
  • 1 C fresh pears, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips/chunks
  • Heavy cream, for brushing
  • Sea salt, for topping
  1. Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Add milk, pears, and chocolate chips/chunks. Stir just a few times until dough comes together.
  5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle dough with flour and gently knead into a ball. Gently pat down dough into a 1-inch tall circle. Use a well-floured knife to cut dough into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet.
  6. Brush lightly with heavy cream and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until scones are golden brown and puffy. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe is from Quick Bread Love.

Salted Dark Chocolate Pear Scones Recipe l


Sunday 4th of May 2014

I have an old Australian Women's Weekly with the best banana bread with cinnamon!

Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

Sunday 4th of May 2014

These sound fabulous! I wish I had one right now! :) Love the flavor combo so much!

Ginny Alfano

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Banana Walnut Bread for sure (:


Friday 2nd of May 2014

Love to make apple quick bread with a crunchy topping !


Thursday 1st of May 2014

These scones look amazing Jessica! I love the pear and dark chocolate combo and would love to wake up to these for breakfast - pinning!