Berry Lemon Scones

Thursday, September 22, 2011
These Berry Lemon Scones are tender and flaky, with fresh berries of your choice throughout a flaky buttery perfect breakfast of afternoon tea time delight!

If you’ve never made homemade scones before, this recipe is super easy to make and in no time you'll have a replica of that favorite coffee shop you've been over paying for them.

The lemon zest makes such a nice compliment to the berries and then with a light glaze that just makes these scones over the top in flavor.

Keep in mind you don't have to be a professional baker to make your own, they are really easy and you'll be in awe how simple pantry ingredients will transform into your favorite scone flavor.

Fruits or Other Additions to Use

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries or Blackberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Sliced Peaches
  • Diced Mango
  • Diced Papaya
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Dried Fruits like raisins, craisins, and current
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate chips


  1. for a flaky dough make sure the butter is cold
  2. use two forks or a pastry cutter for even distribution
  3. if you grate the butter first it's easier to combine with the dough
  4. blot the fruit dry and only fresh is best
  5. add a pinch of cinnamon for a fall taste 
  6. add almond extract to the glaze it also pairs well 

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Berry Lemon Scones

Berry Lemon Scones

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 19 MinTotal time: 29 Min
These are berry scones with lemon zest. A nice light combination of flavors. You can use any berries you like in this easy recipe.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces (make sure it's cold)
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  3. In a bowl mix the flour sugar and baking powder with the salt to combine.
  4. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients using two forks, or a pastry cutter and mix until it looks like sand (also can be done in a food processor).
  5. Place this mixture back into the larger bowl and add the lemon zest.
  6. In another smaller bowl add the cream and eggs and mix together.
  7. Add this liquid to the butter mixture just until combined.
  8. Add a little more cream if it's too dry.
  9. Gently fold in the berries you're using and roll the dough onto a floured board in a disk or round.
  10. The dough should be around an inch thick.
  11. Cut into triangles or rounds whatever you desire.
  12. Add to the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes just until lightly browned.
  13. Cool completely, then drizzle the glaze or leave plain
  14. Scones can be served with jam, jelly, preserves, clotted cream or buttered.
  15. Glaze Recipe:
  16. 1 cup of powdered sugar
  17. 2 tablespoon lemon juice.
  18. Drizzle on cooled scones.
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  1. It's great! I'd like to have some for breakfast now ^__^ Bye, have a good day

  2. I love me some scones with my coffee, I'm old school and these look super nice.
    Take care..

  3. Great idea to enchant this good old favourite;))

  4. When 4 of the first 5 ingredients are fruit and cinnamon you have my attention. These sound delicious.

  5. Ever since my trip to England, I love scones. I'll bet the lemon flavor is great in them.

  6. These look so good. Such a bright and colorful scone. All of those berries look fabulous!

  7. These sound so delicious and packed with amazing flavors. I really enjoy scones.

  8. Hi Claudia,

    I'm gonna make these this weekend. Your savory cheddar scones where fabulous!

  9. Hi Claudia,
    Oh boy are we feeling a little nip in the air. It may be a long and cold winter this year. But what a great way to start of the morning with a warm scone like this one. Yum! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. These look sooo good! Claudia is there anything you make that DOESN'T make my stomach growl lol ::hugs:: =]

  11. Those are really beautiful scones! I love the drizzle of glaze on the top.

  12. These look great. I have so many berries left from my tv gig that I've been trying to figure out what to make with them. Scone, coffee cake and muffins are my choices. So exhausted all day I guess I will make one of them tomorrow.

  13. Claudia these look delicious! I love lemon in scones....thanks!

  14. I am so in the mood for a scone right about now.

  15. My favorite breakfast treats! Delectable.

  16. Your scones are gorgeous, and I'm sure that they taste as good as they look. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Ah-this post does have me drooling, Claudia. Who can resist a toasty scone bulging with fruit?! Well done-buzz buzz.

  18. Oh, these look both beautiful and delicious! Great way to start out the day~

  19. These scones would be perfect with my coffee right now. Yum!

  20. That looks like a scone recipe I'd love.

  21. I really enjoy a good scone especially with a little sugar glaze on top! Delicious!

  22. These look so good, I had to share them on reddit!


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