Coconut Papaya & Pineapple Scones
45 mins (prep 30, cooking 15)
13 ingredients
8 servings
Deliciously moist and light, these beautiful jewel-toned scones have bright colored bits of candied papaya & pineapple, scattered throughout to add a burst of color and sweetness, that perfectly compliments the coconut. The inspiration for this recipe was Stacy Garwood's winning recipe in Food Network Magazine's Secret Ingredient contest. I read it and copied it down while visiting my mom for the Christmas holiday & knew that her recipe for Coconut Scones With Coconut Glaze sounded so delicious I had to try it. When we returned home I realized I didn't have any pecans & didn't think the plain coconut could stand alone. I began thinking tropical flavors for substitutes & then decided on cutting up candied papaya & candied pineapple rings in place of the nuts. The result is beautiful! Despite the amount of coconut items in this recipe, the final product doesn't have an overpowering coconut flavor. Even my coconut-hating husband loved them! The fruit used can be dried or candied but the candied isn't too sweet for this recipe & can easily be found in the bulk section of the supermarket.I did make the full recipe but wanted the triangle shaped scones I prefer instead of round. Since I only had enough candied fruit to make up for half the nuts, I divided the batter in half. For the second half I stirred in some chocolate chips, divided the batter again and made half round and tested the other half in my new brownie pan. So for me, the original recipe made 10 round scones, 8 triangle scones & 12 square scones in the Perfect Brownie Pan. I had coconut scones coming out my ears! LOL I've since re-crafted the original recipe, cutting it in half to suit my circumstances and preferences. I hope you give them a try!

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Serving Size (74.01 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 208.6 Calories from Fat 7.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.88g 10.86%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 6.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 343.55mg 114.52%
Total Carbohydrate 48.56g 129.5%
Dietary Fiber 3.87 g 123.72%
Sugars 23.15 g %
Protein 4.53g 72.45%
Vitamin A 143.52IU% Vitamin C 9.01mg%
Calcium 123.39mg% Iron 1.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shredded sweetened coconut, cold unsalted butter, unsweetened coconut milk, large eggs, coconut extract, candied pineapple, unsweetened coconut milk, coconut extract