Sourdough Peach Scones with Fresh Peaches

These sourdough peach scones are the perfect summertime treat, especially when you’re craving something sweet. Each bite of scone is full of fresh peaches, a slight sourdough tang, and the sweetness of pure cane sugar. You’ll want to make this recipe all summer long!

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This recipe is kindly sponsored by The Peach Truck, a Nashville-based business with a very special story. They supply hand-picked peaches delivered to you just days off the tree.

Tyler and I first had a peach from The Peach Truck when we attended our favorite local event, the Music City Hot Chicken Festival here in Nashville. I bought a brown paper sack full of juicy peaches, and after one bite, I knew I’d never buy a peach anywhere else. So when I got the opportunity to collaborate with them to create a recipe using their peaches, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Sourdough Peach Scones Recipe Inspiration

Now that summer is officially here I wanted to combine y’alls favorite type of sourdough recipe and one of my favorite summertime fruits. So when I got the chance to use The Peach Truck’s peaches couldn’t think of any thing better than a sourdough peach scone recipe.

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The Peach Truck (this recipe’s sponsor)

The Peach Truck is a Nashville, Tennessee-based business that started out selling peaches in the back of a ‘68 Jeep Gladiator in 2012. When Stephen and Jessica Rose moved here from Peach County, Georgia, Stephen realized there weren’t farm-fresh peaches available like back home. So together, the Roses started selling their hometown farm’s non-GMO peaches right here in Nashville. Now they deliver nationwide, with tons of pickup locations.

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Choosing Peaches for this Recipe

When choosing peaches for this recipe you’ll want to ensure they’re ripe and in season where you’re purchasing them from. This is why I love The Peach Truck. I don’t have to worry about flavorless peaches.

My Tips for the Best Sourdough Scones

  • Use real butter, not margarine.
  • Make sure the butter is cold before using it.
  • Grate the butter with a box grater for easy incorporation into the dough.
  • Keep the dough cool; don’t let it get warm before baking.
  • Avoid over-mixing the dough.
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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • pure cane sugar
  • sea salt
  • baking powder
  • cold butter (not margarine)
  • cream (or milk)
  • sourdough starter (fed or discard)
  • pure vanilla extract
  • an egg
  • 3 peaches (The Peach Truck’s are the best)

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need

How to Make Sourdough Peach Scones

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First, rinse the peaches with water, pat them dry, and slice them into small chunks (size is your preference).

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Place the peach chunks into a strainer sitting over a bowl or the sink to let excess juices drain off while starting the scone batter.

Begin the scones by combining flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

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Incorporate butter by using a cheese grater (large side) or cutting it into the mixture with a fork until pea-sized pieces form.

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Now add peach chunks and gently combine them into the dry mixture using a spoon.

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Add milk, sourdough starter, vanilla, and eggs. Mix using a spoon, then use your hands to completely incorporate the flour if needed.

Important: This dough will be sticky no matter what. If your fresh peaches are extra juicy and ripe, making your dough extra wet, add 1/4 cup extra flour and place the bowl of dough into the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill. It’ll be a lot easier to work with after this.

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Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a 2-inch-high, 6-inch-diameter circle.

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Slice the dough into 8 pieces like a pie, placing them 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined sheet pan.

Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 18–20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Storage Instructions

Store these scones in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature or 4-5 days in the fridge. 

How to Reheat Scones

The best way to reheat scones is in the oven at 325 degrees for 5-8 minutes until they’re warm. This keeps their texture and flavor without altering them. 

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Recipe FAQ

What is the secret to a good scone?

My secret is to use cold butter and avoid overworking the dough. By doing these two things, you’ll create a light and fluffy texture that’s hard to resist! 

Where can I buy The Peach Truck peaches?

You can buy peaches from The Peach Truck on their website or at a local spot near you.

The peaches made my dough too wet to shape, what do I do?

If your peaches are extra juicy, this is a completely normal issue to have. Add 1/4 cup extra flour and place the dough in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill. When you get it out, generously flour your work surface and shape the dough quickly before it warms. 

Can I use frozen peaches?

You can use frozen peaches, but you’ll need to let them thaw in the fridge overnight and pour off any extra liquid. I still recommend using fresh peaches for the best flavor, but this is an awesome substitute if they’re out of season! 

Can I use canned peaches?

You can use canned peaches; drain the liquid off before using. However, I recommend using fresh peaches first and then frozen before using canned for the best texture and flavor. 

Can I make this recipe without sourdough starter?

Yes! You can make this recipe without a sourdough starter. Just leave it out and follow the recipe.

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Sourdough Peach Scone with Fresh Peaches

Molly LaFontaine
These sourdough peach scones are the perfect summertime treat, especially when you're craving something sweet. Each bite of scone is full of fresh peaches, a slight sourdough tang, and the sweetness of pure cane sugar. You'll want to make this recipe all summer long!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
optional chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sourdough
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (not margarine)
  • 2 Tbsp milk (or cream)
  • 1/3 cup sourdough starter (fed or discard) (make sure your starter is a thick pancake batter consistency before using it. If it's too thin these scones will be hard to shape)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe peaches

Instructions
 

  • First, rinse the peaches with water, pat them dry, and slice them into small chunks (size is your preference).
  • Place the peach chunks into a strainer sitting over a bowl or the sink to let excess juices drain off while starting the scone batter.
  • Begin the scones by combining flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Incorporate butter by using a cheese grater (large side) or cutting it into the mixture with a fork until pea-sized pieces form.
  • Now add peach chunks and gently combine them into the dry mixture using a spoon.
  • Add milk, sourdough starter, vanilla, and eggs. Mix using a spoon, then use your hands to completely incorporate the flour if needed.
  • Important: This dough will be sticky no matter what. If your fresh peaches are extra juicy and ripe, making your dough extra wet, add 1/4 cup extra flour and place the bowl of dough into the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill. It’ll be a lot easier to work with after this.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a 2-inch-high, 6-inch-diameter circle.
  • Slice the dough into 8 pieces like a pie, placing them 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 18–20 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: I don’t recommend doing a long ferment in the fridge like most sourdough scone recipes. The fresh peaches will release juice, making the dough very wet. If you need or want to long-ferment, leave the peach chunks out of the dough and fold them in right before you’re ready to bake them. 
IMPORTANT STARTER TIP: Anytime you bake with a fresh fruit scone, you’ll want to thicken your starter before using it. Feed it a 2:1 ratio of flour to water or just add flour to get your starter to a thick pancake batter consistency. 
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