Nutcracker Dessert Scones

225 Calories Surprise Me!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scone Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories225Total Fat11 g
Cholesterol50 mgSodium150 mg
Total Carbs29 gProtein4 g


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 12 single saltines (about 2 inches square), crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 packets Sweet N Low zero calorie sweetener
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 350F. In 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine apple juice, Sweet 'N Low, and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Stir in cracker crumbs; cook until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Lightly beat 1 egg and quickly stir into cracker mixture. Stir in currants and chopped almonds; set aside. Into large bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Add butter, brown sugar, and cracker mixture. Stir just until blended. Mixture will be thick. Divide dough into I6 pieces; form into triangles. Place on lightly buttered baking sheet. Beat together remaining egg and water; brush over scones. Sprinkle tops with sliced almonds. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.