Parmesan Prosciutto Scones

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Today you’re going to learn all about my weird sleeping habits. I know, this is the type of post you dream of reading. It’s cool – I love learning about people too. Now here is the thing about the way I sleep. I hate sharing. I don’t want to share a blanket with my husband. I want my own blanket that no one can steal or pull off of me while I sleep. So instead I have my own method.

I have a huge king size blanket (this blanket is the best!) that I wrap myself into (imagine a large burrito) so there is no opportunity for any cold air to enter my blanket. Then I position myself into complete comfort and go to sleep. Because I refuse to share my husband pretty much does the same thing. I’m telling you, the key to a happy marriage is separate blankets on the bed. You’re always comfortable and never have to worry about anyone stealing your blankets. It’s a win-win.

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

You know what else is a win win? Scones. Especially when those scones are savory. Don’t get me wrong I love a sweet scone but they don’t keep me full for long. This savory scone is packed full of Parmesan and lots of prosciutto. It was like eating an awesome Italian sandwich in scone form. Oh and I didn’t stop there – NOPE! I then went and slathered those delicious scones in Challenge Butter. Here is the thing about good butter, it actually makes a difference! Challenge butter is 100% real cream butter, it’s made from hormone-free milk and includes no additives. That means you get a fresh delicious butter flavor in every single bite. Plus they control the process of making their butter starting at the farms and ending with the packaging. Quality ingredients are worth it!

Now, if you have never made scones before you should know they are super easy (seriously go make them right now. I’ll wait.) and full of delicious butter flavor. And while I love mine with butter (obvi) it’s also great slathered in creme fraiche.

Another thing I want to tell you all about is this great program from Challenge Dairy called “Pin a recipe, Feed a child” Simply put every time you pin a recipe from this pinterest board Challenge Dairy will donate a meal to UNICEF for a child in need. There are children that go every day never knowing where their next meal will come from. This simple gesture will help a child in need so go ahead and get your pin on!

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Another great thing about these Parmesan prosciutto scones is their flexibility. If it’s hard for you to find prosciutto in your area simple substitute with any other thick sliced ham. Although personally I think prosciutto is the way to go. Even if you have to search every store to find it, it’s definitely worth it.


Parmesan Prosciutto Scones

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Challenge Dairy unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes (more for slathering)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, more for topping
  • 1 cup chopped prosciutto (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup diced chives
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup heavy cream, more for topping

Adapted from King Arthur Flour


Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and sugar. Whisk to combine.

Add cold butter to the flour mixture and using a pastry blender mix into the flour until the flour is crumbly with little pieces of butter still present in the dough.

Stir in Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and chives.

Add in 3/4 cup heavy cream and stir to combine. If the mixture doesn't fully come together add in a bit more cream until the dough fully comes together and is a bit sticky.

Flour a large cutting board or your counter and turn out dough. Flour your hands and form the dough into a 6 inch disk and about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces and place onto prepared baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the scones with additional heavy cream.

Place into the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. After 15 minutes remove from the oven, top with a small handful of shredded Parmesan cheese and add back to the oven. Continue baking until completely baked.

Serve warm with lots of delicious butter.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Challenge Dairy. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

35 Responses to “Parmesan Prosciutto Scones”

  1. #
    carrie @Bakeaholic Mama — December 14, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I always make fun of my sister because she and her husband use separate blankets… Stevie and I are total opposites we practically sleep on top of each other (TMI?)… and sometimes have a random 4 year old at our feet or sprawled horizontally on top of us, no wonder I’m always cranky…. maybe I need my own blanket.

    As for these scones, they look amazing. I don’t know why, but I never make savory scones… and obviously I need to.

  2. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — December 14, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Hahaha. I want to wrap myself in that butter. Happy wife, happy life, right? I love a homemade scone…and I love that these are savory!

  3. #
    Christie — December 14, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Love that you made a savory scone. I often find American scones too sweet. This is absolutely perfect.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 14, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Put prosciutto in anything and I’m down. I can just imagine the salty amazingness in each buttery bite of these scones! Off to pin, what a great cause!

  5. #
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — December 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I agree that savory scones are the way to go for breakfast. Yours look fantastic! They would also go with roast beef for dinner, eh? I’m heading over to the Challenge Pinterest board to donate some meals. That’s a winning idea.

  6. #
    Rose | The Clean Dish — December 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Separate blankets sounds like a terrific idea! I don’t have the stealing problem but the cold air getting in… hate it 😉 Your method sounds fool proof!
    These savory scones look absolutely incredible! I rarely crave grain-based goodies but looking at these babies… I want three, please 🙂

  7. #
    Beth — December 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

    You would totally make savory scones and knock it out of the ball park!!!

  8. #
    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — December 14, 2015 at 10:26 am

    You know, I’m not usually a scone person… but these will totally change my mind I’m sure! They have all my favorite flavors 😀

  9. #
    DessertForTwo — December 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

    All I want for Christmas is these scones!

  10. #
    Alisa — December 14, 2015 at 11:02 am

    It’s been ages since I’ve made savory scones and I’ve never thought to add prosciutto – that sounds amazing!

  11. #
    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 14, 2015 at 11:09 am

    When it comes to sleep for me, it better be dead silent and I better not wake up and only have a sliver of blanket covering me. Luckily my husband has learned over the years…I’m a selfish sleeper, do not disturb. 🙂 The scones are absolutely the best thing I’ve seen today! Savory, cheesy, my perfect breakfast!

  12. #
    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife — December 14, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I love savory scones, and these would not only be awesome for Christmas but also for one of my weekend brunches with my group of girlfriends. Parmesan + prosciutto is always a winning combo in my book!

  13. #
    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — December 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Oh the key to a happy marriage is a king size bed too! But my hubby would agree on the blanket…he says I am hog…whatever!

  14. #
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — December 14, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yes to savory scones!!! These look amazing. I’d be tempted to slice these babies in half and smear them with butter and maybe even add a few slices of smoked turkey. I haven’t heard of Challenge Dairy, but they sound like a pretty fabulous company – I’m going to check them out now!

  15. #
    Jill Silverman Hough — December 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Love savory scones, and your combination of parm and prosciutto sounds awesome!

  16. #
    Stephanie — December 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Ha! Love the separate blankets idea! And these scones. YES!

  17. #
    Julia — December 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I want a big plate of these scones on Christmas morning! I love savory scones with lots of extra butter on them.

  18. #
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — December 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    These look amazing! I love the flavors! I need to try this butter!

  19. #
    The Food Hunter — December 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    mmmm…I’d like to wake up at your house on Christmas.

  20. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    You had me at prosciutto – and in a scone – for breakfast! I can’t wait until morning!

  21. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — December 14, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Parm and Prosciutto are two of my very favorite things.

  22. #
    Megan Keno — December 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    These could totally replace bagels in my breakfast routine! They look delcious!

  23. #
    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — December 15, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I love every thing about these scones, they sound amazing. I’m pretty sure I’d have a hard time not eating a whole batch. And you know what? Same! Separate blankets are key to a happy marriage and healthy sleeping habits. 🙂 Off to pin some things…

  24. #
    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 15, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Oh my goodness! These savory scones sound amazing! LOVE that you added in parmesan & prosciutto! And then you slathered them in butter? YES. 🙂

  25. #
    tanya — December 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I totally forget to try savory scones! These look so buttery and flakey, I bet they are amazing!

  26. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Totally in love with the savory side of scones! This is genius!

  27. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    HaHa! I now know more than I ever thought I’d know about you, Brandy. Now you’ll forever be know (in my own mind) as burrito Brandy.
    Another thing I know about you (happily) is that you cook some of the best things I’ve ever seen. You are one of my favorite bloggers!

  28. #
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — December 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    This is the best scone! I love the savory angle – so unexpected!

  29. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I need these in my belly asap!

  30. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

    A savory scone would be so welcome at a holiday meal. Beautiful!

  31. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I am with you – I love making myself into a burrito at night!! But Ben is a total blanket stealer!! And I want to nestle into these scones!!

  32. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — December 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    These will go so great with our Christmas dinner!!!

  33. #
    Kim Beaulieu — December 20, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I want to eat a million of these scones, and wrap myself up like a burrito while I eat them!! I like the way your roll. And sleep.

  34. #
    Moe' — December 31, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Can these be made with other types of meat? How about bacon? If bacon is o.k. what changes will need to be made in the recipe? THANKS

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 3rd, 2016 @ 10:45 am

      Hi Moe! Yes, you can easily substitute different meat. If you use bacon just fry it up till it’s crispy and then chop it up follow the same directions. Hope you love the scones!

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