Warm, tender and flakey, these hearty Ham and Cheese Scones use leftover holiday ham, cheddar cheese and green onions for one savory scone! Adapted from King Arthur Flour’s Bacon Cheddar Chive Scone recipe.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Dice enough ham into uniform pieces to make 1 cup total. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly.
Mix in the cheese, green onions, and ham until evenly distributed.
Add 3/4 cup of the cream, mixing with your fingers to combine. Press and squeeze the dough together, add some more cream until the dough comes together. Leave at least 2 tablespoons to brush on before baking. On a well-floured work surface pat the dough into a smooth 7" disk about 3/4" thick. Move the dough disk to the baking sheet. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the disk into 8 wedges, spreading the wedges apart a bit on the baking sheet.
Brush the scones with a bit of cream. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature with or without butter (optional).