Savoury Pear and Cheese Scones

Makes 8 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min

These tasty scones are great on the run or at home for breakfast or as a snack. Make a double batch and freeze. Warm in the microwave and enjoy.


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 375 mL
1/2 cups oat bran 125 mL
2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
2 tsp packed brown sugar 10 mL
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 mL
2 tbsp soft non-hydrogenated margarine 30 mL
2/3 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt 150 mL
ripe pear, cored and diced
1/3 cup shredded light old Cheddar or crumbled blue cheese 75 mL


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine flour, oat bran, baking powder, sugar and nutmeg. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub margarine into flour mixture until it looks crumbly. Using a fork, stir in yogurt to make a ragged dough. Add pear and cheese and knead gently to make a soft dough.

Step 2
Place dough on a floured surface and pat into a 20 cm (8 inch) circle about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick and cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Step 3
Bake in preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.


Your little chefs will be super excited to help out with this recipe. They can help stir the dry ingredients, then use their fingers to mix the margarine into the flour mixture. Older kids can help dice the pear and shred the cheese. Kids will have fun patting the dough into a circle. 
Change up the taste of these scones with different combinations of fruit and cheese.  Apple with Swiss cheese, anyone?
To freeze the scones, cool, wrap individually and pop in the freezer. 

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 162
Fat / Lipides 5 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 3 mg
Sodium / Sodium 144 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 27 g
Fiber / Fibres 4 g
Sugars / Sucres 5 g
Protein Protéines 7 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer