Cherry Scones

1/3 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup Half and Half -- plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg, separated
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon almond extract 

Soak cherries in hot water for 10 minutes and then drain and set aside. 
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 
butter until mixture it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside. In a small 
bowl, mix together the egg yolk, sour cream, cream and extract. Add the sour 
cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Mix in 
the cherries and then knead the dough lightly on a floured surface just until 
dough can be handled. Shape dough into a ball and pat into a 6-inch circle 
on a greased baking sheet. Cut into six wedges and brush with beaten egg 
white and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 20 

Cherry Tea

6 cups water
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
4 tea bags---black or green tea
1 teaspoon lemon juice 

Boil the water, remove from heat and add the tea bags. Brew for 5 minutes. 
Pour into a teapot with the juices. Serve in cups warm, or over ice. This is 
easily doubled. 

Cherry Cheese Spread

1 cup dried cherries
1 cup water
2- 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 

In a small heavy pan simmer the dried cherries in water until water is 
reduced to about a tablespoon. Remove pan from the heat and cool. In a medium 
sized bowl, beat the remaining ingredients together with the cherries and 
water once they have cooled. Serve with scones or crackers. 

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