Homemade sour cream scones with cream cheese, arugula and bacon with maple and jalapeño glaze.

It all started with this 7 ingredient sour cream cookie recipe. The cookies didn’t taste like cookies at all (not sweet) but more like scones…I will disclose that I added more baking soda than the recipe called for but it doesn’t matter, these ain’t cookies. I decided to dip half of them in brown sugar and kept the other half as “savory scones”.

Ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Jalapeños (fresh)
  • Scones
  • Cream cheese
  • Arugula
  • Orange juice (optional)

Marinate slices of smoky bacon with a little chopped onion, chopped jalapeño, brown sugar and maple syrup for 30 mins or more.

In a frying pan on low heat, cook the bacon with the marinade for about 10 minutes, flipping once, until the bacon is crispy and the sugar and maple syrup turn into a gooey caramel. If you need to slow down the caramelization then stir in a few drops of orange juice. Let cool for 2 minutes.

Assembly:

1- Cream cheese on scone.

2- Arugula and chopped fresh jalapeño.

3- Bacon with some of the caramel.