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Eggnog Scones Recipe

Making fresh eggnog into a custard is a great way to start off a batch of scones! Eggnog gives these scones a rich, luscious flavor.

Recipe courtesy Shannon of Dinner or Dessert.

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Servings: 8

Active time: 1 hour

Total time:

Eggnog Custard


  • 6 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg(s)
  • 2 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg yolk(s)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 4 c whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fresly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 c heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 1/2 c bourbon, brandy or dark rum (optional)


Eggnog Custard

  1. Whisk eggs, yolks, 1/2 cup of sugar and salt in a heavy 3 or 4 quart pan. Stir in milk, one-half cup at a time, blending well.
  2. Heat mixture slowly over lowest flame possible, stirring occasionally until it is a custard consistency and coats the back of a spoon (or reads 160 degrees on a candy thermometer).
  3. Pour custard through sieve into a large bowl and stir in vanilla and grated nutmeg.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least two hours or up to three days.

Eggnog Scones

  • 2 1/2 c all purpse flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 c butter, grated and frozen
  • 1 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c cold eggnog custard

Eggnog Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
  3. Using a pastry blender or food processor work in the grated frozen butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla and eggnog custard.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  6. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out the dough into a 12 by 4 inch rectangle.
  7. Using a sharp, floured knife cut rectangle crosswise into 4 equal rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally to form two triangles and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet.
  8. Place the pan of scones in the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  9. Remove from freezer and brush tops of scones with eggnog custard and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 scone)
Total Servings 8

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 550
Calories from Fat 240
Total Fat 27g (42% DV)
Saturated Fat 15g (75% DV)
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 270mg (90% DV)
Sodium 610mg (25% DV)
55g (18% DV)
Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV)
Sugars 23g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 15%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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