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       Title: SPICY FRUIT SCONES
  Categories: Fruits, Ethnic
       Yield: 15 servings
  
     1/3 c  Margarine or butter
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose* or
            -Whole wheat flour
       3 tb Sugar
   2 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
       1    Egg, beaten
     1/2 c  Diced fruits, chopped figs
            -or Dates
       5 tb Half-and-half
       1    Egg, beaten
     3/4 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/8 ts Ground cloves
  
   *if using self-rising flour Omit baking powder and salt
   
   Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut margarine into flour, sugar, baking powder,
   cinnamon, cloves and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine
   crumbs. Stir in 1 egg, the fruits and just enough half-and-half so dough
   leaves sides of bowl.Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly
   10 times. Roll or pat 1/2-inch thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter, or
   pat dough into rectangle and cut into diamond shapes with sharp knife.
   Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush dough with 1 egg. Bake 10 to 12
   minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool.
   Split scones. Spread with margarine and serve with preserves if desired.
   ABOUT 15 SCONES; 130 CALORIES PER SCONE.
  
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