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Bacon Gruyere & Green Onion Scones Bacon Gruyere & Green Onion Scones Bacon Gruyere & Green Onion Scones Can I tell you guys a little secret? I have a weird obsession with scones. I mean, I like eating them, but I LOVE making them! There is so much you can do with a scone. You can make them savory or sweet, enjoy them with a hot coffee or tea, slather them with homemade curd or jam or a delicious herb butter and so on and so on.They’re also SO easy to make, it’s seriously about 10-15 minutes of prep and about 25 minutes of baking. Easy-Peesy. I developed this particular scone recipe a few months ago because I needed to make a small something to bring to a brunch I was attending the next day.I took my basic sweet scone recipe, scaled down the sugar and and added a few of my favorite savory ingredients that I ALWAYS have on hand; bacon (duh), Gruyere (my favorite hard cheese) and green onions (it’s kind of a Korean thing). All I can say is that 20 minutes after I arrived to the brunch my scones were gone and 4 people were asking me for a recipe. I just don’t see how one can go wrong with salty, buttery, cheesy goodness?! I will definitely be making this for many more brunches to come and then some :)
xx, Jenny

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Bacon, Gruyere & Green Onion Scones
Makes 12  3 inch rounds

2 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 cup gruyere cheese, grated
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup heavy cream

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Cut cold cubes of butter into the flour mixture until the butter is completely incorporated and the mixture has obtained a fine, mealy texture.
4. Add the bacon, cheese, green onions, and black pepper and mix together until well combined.
5. Fold in the buttermilk and mix together until just combined and the mixture has formed into a dough.
6. Form the dough into a disc and place in fridge for about 30 minutes.
7. Once chilled, flatten the disc to about ½ inch thick and cut the disc into circles using a 3 inch circle cutter (or a fluted cutter) and place the scones onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
8. Brush tops of each scone with a small amount of cream and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the scones puff up and the tops just start to brown.
9. Serve warm with a side of honey butter.

  1. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    Can I just say, I love love love this blog! The way you guys take pictures is amazing! Plus the food looks and sounds heavenly:) I will definitely be an everyday reader of this blog!

    • Teri Lyn Fisher Not Specified Not Specified

      Yay! Thank you! We have some really amazing recipes coming up I am SUPER excited about!

    • Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi, these look delicious! I would like to make them for the day after Thanksgiving. Can these be made ahead and frozen? I see you made these originally “for the next day”, but did you bake and then bring them to your destination?
      I love to cook but am not much of a baker, and this is for my in-laws, so I don’t want to mess this up :) !


      • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

        You can totally make these ahead of time. Just make them, but them and freeze them. Then just pop them out of the freezer and bake them about 5-7 minutes longer then what the recipe calls for!

  2. Sara B Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness just found your blog because of Rue and I LOVE it! Amazing recipes and pictures and my last name is Bacon so I have an extra special fondness for it ;)

  3. Jean Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE the name of your blog….that alone made me come see what it’s all about! I haven’t even got past the picture of the scones and I already want to come back to see what you’ll tempt me with next!

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  5. Holly Not Specified Not Specified

    Could I make these a day ahead or are they best served the day of? Great for parties :)

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi! You can totally make these a day ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. If you want, you can also refresh the scones right before you serve them by popping them in a warm oven for about 10 minutes before serving!

  6. The Culinary Chase Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my, these look scrumptious!! Yum!

  7. Georgina Not Specified Not Specified

    ohmygoodness I LOVE your site! Stumbled upon it today because of Jaden. Your photos and recipes are amazing. I’ll definitely be back again-and-again!

  8. Broderick Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been obsessing over these scones all day. I must make them.

  9. alexandra Not Specified Not Specified

    oh my gosh, yum. couldn’t agree more about the scone-making process… so much easier than making a muffin. i need to remember this more. one of my friends just sent me a link to your blog. amazing!

  10. Andrew @ the fatty chalupa Not Specified Not Specified

    I just discovered your site today and I just have to say that I’m utterly speechless at how much work must go into each and every one of your posts. I look forward to mindlessly checking this site to check for updates. (nice scones by the way!)

  11. carolyn Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing! Fantastic ingredients and such a cute shape. Adding to the list of things to make for brunch this weekend.

  12. Reem Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh i love these babies, I love scones and these look awesome…..thanks for sharing.

  13. CarlottaD Not Specified Not Specified

    Amazing recipe. I add this at to do list.

  14. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    Personally, I’d leave the bacon out, but, it will be fun to experiment! The photographs look really nice too!

  15. Janet Foster Not Specified Not Specified

    Love the rustic shot. These look delicious.

  16. Karen W Not Specified Not Specified

    This is a scone! I usually double sift my dry ingredients but I also stick with a sweet scone. This is going to make my husband so happy once I make them. Thank you for sharing this!

  17. DessertForTwo Not Specified Not Specified

    I love how versatile scones are too!

    I’m so happy I found your blog thru A Cozy Kitchen! :)

  18. Kocinera Not Specified Not Specified

    These sound/look sooo delicious! In these scones, you’ve successfully combined three of my all-time favorite ingredients–bacon, gruyere, and green onions. The yummyness cannot be contained! :D

  19. Mercedes Not Specified Not Specified

    These look delicious! I think I will give them a try with crispy prosciutto instead of the bacon. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    I read this recipe, walked to my pantry, got out the ingredients – and into the oven they went. They are delicious! I didn’t have green onions so I used shallots that I lightly sauteed in the remaining bacon fat. BTW – beautiful photos. Lovely blog.

  21. Kankana Not Specified Not Specified

    Came here for the first time and it’s is so so so beautiful . The photos are mouthwatering and such amazing styling :)

  22. Mike @ How To Make A Smoothie At Home Not Specified Not Specified

    These scones look amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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  24. Sneh | Cook Republic Not Specified Not Specified

    What a beautiful recipe! Love the flavour combination. Love the unusual shape of the scones. Now why didn’t I think to cut the scones up with a shape cookie cutter instead of the same old boring rounds? Thanks for the brilliant idea!

  25. Bethany Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made these and planning to feature them (with credit to you) on my blog! Check it out!

    They were amaZing!

  26. Joanna Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! My love made them for me this morning (stuck with bed rest until this baby comes) and they were a delightful addition to my breakfast :)
    Thanks to both Jaden (Steamy Kitchen) and Matt (Matt Bites) for mentioning your blog on Twitter. I am a new follower for life!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I’m so glad you like it! That’s sweet of your husband to bake you scones. Breakfast in bed seems like a plus for bed rest :) Congratulations on the soon to be new addition to your family, how exciting!!

  27. Donna Not Specified Not Specified

    I made the dough ahead of time for tomorrow’s breakfast, but had to sneak a few rounds into the oven to try. They were absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing and I love your blog! The photography is amazing as well. Great job, ladies!

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  30. Bridget Not Specified Not Specified

    These smell amazing while they bake too! My boyfriend and I just made them, a great first dish to make in my new apartment, and I’m sure it’s making my neighbors jealous.

  31. Doug Albright Not Specified Not Specified

    I have been looking for a good scone recipe…I am a great cook but not a great baker!!!! If I were to eliminate the savory part and want to make them sweet…how much sugar did you take out of your original sweet scone recipe? Thanks for the help!

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  34. Mandy Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi Jenny! I’m totally making these for a baby shower next month. GREAT blog! Miss you. xoxo

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  39. Karen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been saving this recipe for months. Finally made it for my husband’s family on New Year’s Day. Normally I only make a sweet scone, but this year added your savory scone. What a hit it was (sorry, never got around to taking pix, but will next time). My brother-in-law, who always watches his portion control, inhaled 3 of them. Sprinkled a little leftover shredded cheese on top of the scones, which made it even cheesier. Thanks.

  40. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been wanting to make this for months and now finally have. So delicious – thanks so much for the recipe! I just added a bit of chili for extra flavor.

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  42. Blair Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made these for Easter morning. Just wanted to clarify…the 1/4 cup heavy cream is what gets brushed on top and not mixed into the dough?? My dough was really dry and I ended up adding a bit more buttermilk….but maybe it should have been the heavy cream?? Can’t wait to try tomorrow ;)

  43. Suzanne Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow. I have never made scones before, and when I read “bacon scones,” it went right on my Ziplist of ingredients and recipes. I agree with the poster that the dough seemed a bit dry, so after chilling into the disk, (which was more like two and a half hours, because I had things to do,) I added some more buttermilk before molding. I didn’t have a cute circle cutter, but really, they’re bacon scones; what else matters? They are excellent. They have a zip to them, which I’m surprised about. Maybe from the green onion. I was going to try them with the Boozy Bacon Jam, also from my recent Ziplist ingredient list, but decided it would be too much going on in my mouth. I’ll make that for something else. Thanks for the great recipe!

  44. Denise Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made these to go with corn chowder for dinner and they were amazing! My husband can’t wait to try your boozy version of bacon jam, too. Great website, and thanks for sharing!

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  47. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Since, I too, always have these staples in my posession I will be making them this weekend! I love scones. Making scones is the perfect rainy morning activity!

  48. jackie2830 Not Specified Not Specified

    Sorry, but we didn’t care for these much. Your site is beautiful, however, sometimes it seems people get so hyped about being part of a group/fitting in that they possibly aren’t as honest as usual. Plus, a lot of people haven’t really even made the recipe. For me, they did not rise all that much, the texture wasn’t the same as scones we love and are used to, and the Gruyere tho’ one of our favorite cheeses, was overly strong/bitter…….much prefer the “Cheddar, Bacon, and Fresh Chive Biscuits” @ – and actually, they are more scone-like than these.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Thanks for your honest feedback. I am going to have to disagree with you about the scones. I prefer scones with a crisper exterior and a softer center (most people prefer the opposite) and this recipe lends itself to that. It’s strange that your scones didn’t rise very much as this recipe always gives me a great rise. I am an absolute gruyere cheese obsessed lover so the scones are according to my taste….which could definitely be too much for most :)

  49. jackie2830 Not Specified Not Specified

    Jenny, you are correct……I am very honest. You are very generous, confident, and understanding…..a nice person!

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