Turkey, Thyme & Swiss Scones are a delicious savory scone made for those of us who like to escape the more traditional sweet scones for a quick breakfast. My family eats these quite often and I find them to be particularly useful when we travel for a quick anytime breakfast on the road since they contain similar ingredients as a fast food breakfast biscuit. I bake off a batch of these scones and my kids literally fight over them. My favorites are the Ham and Cheese Scones but these Turkey, Thyme and Swiss Scones are a favorite of my son and husband. My next venture is going to be into a sausage scone so stay tuned for that as well.
If scones for breakfast don’t appeal to you, these scones make a great lunch, too, and go well with a steaming bowl of tomato soup. They are very simple to make and are ready in under 30 minutes.
Turkey, Thyme & Swiss Scones
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and grated
- 5 oz Swiss cheese, shredded
- 8 oz cubed turkey meat
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk plus 1-2 tablespoons more if necessary
- Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and thyme in a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter with a fork, two butter knives or a pastry blender until the butter is mostly incorporated. Stir in the shredded cheese and cubed turkey until it’s completely coated with flour.
- Use a fork to mix in the cream and then the milk until the dough comes together; knead it a couple times with your hands.
- The dough should come together, but not be too wet. If the dough is too crumbly, add milk a little at a time until it comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or press the dough out to a circle about 7 to 8 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Use a floured 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out the scones, gathering up the scraps of dough and reworking as necessary.
- Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, lightly brush the tops with milk.
- Bake until the scones are puffed and light golden brown on top and bottom, about 14 to 16 minutes.