Savory pear and cheese scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 375 mL (1 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) oat bran
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) packed brown sugar
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) ground nutmeg
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) soft non-hydrogenated
  • margarine
  • 150 mL (2/3 cup) 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and diced
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) shredded light old Cheddar or crumbled blue cheese


This recipe is courtesy of Canada’s Food Guide.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oat bran, baking powder, sugar and nutmeg. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub margarine into flour mixture until it looks crumbly. Using a fork, stir in yogurt to make a ragged dough. Add pear and cheese and knead gently to make a soft dough.
Place dough on a floured surface and pat into a 20 cm (8 inch) circle about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick and cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.


  • Your little chefs will be super excited to help out with this recipe. They can help stir the dry ingredients, then use their fingers to mix the margarine into the flour mixture. Older kids can help dice the pear and shred the cheese. Kids will have fun patting the dough into a circle.
  • Change up the taste of these scones with different combinations of fruit and cheese. Apple with Swiss cheese, anyone?
  • To freeze the scones, cool, wrap individually and pop in the freezer.
  • Try using less of the ingredients that are high in added sodium, sugars or saturated fat. Adding salt or sugars directly to your recipe? Remember, a little often goes a long way.