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Like scones? You will love these! Everything’s better with bacon but how about bacon scones with maple glaze? You are going to love these cheesy bacon scones. These have Gruyere, fresh thyme, bacon and the sweet maple glaze for a nice savory and sweet combination. | ethnicspoon.com
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Bacon Candied Walnut Scones with Maple Glaze

Delicious sweet and savory scones topped with a mouthwatering maple glaze and crumbled walnuts. They are perfect any time of day.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy baking, scratch recipe, sweet and savory
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 16 scones
Calories 331 kcal



  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 9 Tbsp unsalted butter cold, cut into pieces
  • 1 ⅓ cup half and half


  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 3 slices bacon cooked, diced
  • 1 cup Gruyere shredded
  • ¼ cup heavy cream for brushing

Maple Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste*
  • 1 Kosher salt dash
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup

Candied Walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 425'F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor place flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, then pulse to combine. Add the butter, and process on low until the mixture resembles a fine cornmeal.
  3. Next, transfer the flour mixture to a large bowl, and add the bacon, thyme and Gruyere. Combine with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Next, slowly add in the half and half mixing it with a spoon until all the ingredients begin to come together.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for about two minutes.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to create a rectangle 12" x 6" X ¾".
  6. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise. You will now have two rectangles.
  7. Cut each rectangle into 4 pieces, then cut each rectangle across in order to make two triangles.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place rectangles on top, then place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  9. While the scones are in the freezer make the candied walnuts by placing sugar with cayenne in a non-stick skillet. When the sugar begins to melt, throw in the walnuts and turn them over lightly until they are fully coated.
  10. Brush with cream then immediately bake for about 20-25 minutes or until they begin to turn brown. Remove from the oven, and place on a cooling rack.
  11. While the scones are cooling prepare the glaze. In a small bowl mix together the milk and cream. Slowly whisk in the powdered sugar until the mixture is even, then mix in the maple syrup, and the vanilla paste. *If you do not have vanilla paste, then ¼ tsp. of vanilla extract will do.
  12. Finally drizzle glaze on scones, and sprinkle with some of the candied walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Candied Walnut Scones with Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 288mg13%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.