Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe – Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist.

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. // addapinch.com

 

Scones make such a delicious treat for breakfast or brunch, I think. Especially these Lemon Blueberry Scones that taste just out of this world! But let me get one thing straight right from the start, these aren’t traditional scones by any means. They are just a bit more moist and tender than a traditional scone and definitely sweeter than a biscuit.

You know how much I love the flavor combination of lemon and blueberry. It has just the right amount of sweet from the blueberries and crisp citrus tang from the lemon. So, when I had a lemon blueberry scone on our honeymoon many, many, many, many moons ago during an afternoon tea time, I fell in love. Okay, yes, I said tea time. That is definitely not an everyday occurrence around here, but now that I think about it, I might consider starting it!

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. // addapinch.com

 

The lemon blueberry scones served on our honeymoon were a bit drier and more crumbly than these scones and the pastry chef had used dried blueberries where I’ve used fresh. I love using dried fruits in baking, but just felt like the pop of the blueberry in these would be extra special. I’m a sucker for a blueberry that bursts and melds into the dough as it bakes. It just looks so delectable to me!

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. // addapinch.com

Preheat your oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside as you are making your Lemon Blueberry Scones dough.

Whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add your butter to the bowl and cut it in with a pastry blender or with two forks until it about the size of a pea and the flour is coarse. Now add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Pour in the heavy cream.

Press the dough together with your hands. If it doesn’t hold together, you’ll add just a bit more cream to your dough and then fold in the blueberries.

Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat the dough into a disc and then cut the dough into equal sized wedges and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the Lemon Blueberry Scones until they have turned lightly brown, about 20 – 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, if you are serving your scones with the glaze (and I highly recommend that you do!), prepare your glaze so that it is ready as your scones have cooked and lightly cooled.

Remove from the oven and and drizzle on the optional glaze, if using.

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. // addapinch.com

Here’s my Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe. I hope you love them!

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. // addapinch.com
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Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe - Scones make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. These lemon blueberry scones are full of flavor while being light and moist. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry scones, lemon blueberry scone recipe, lemon blueberry scones, scone, scone recipe, scones
Servings: 8
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar + more for topping
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter + more for topping
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries tossed in 1 tablespoon flour

Optional Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking sheet. 
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter to the bowl and cut into the flour with a pastry blender until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of a pea and the flour mixture resembles coarse meal. Add zest and juice of the lemon. Stir in 3/4 cup of heavy cream. Press dough together between the palms of your hands. If it doesn't just hold together, add more heavy cream until it just holds together. Fold blueberries into the dough.
  • Pour dough onto a lightly floured countertop or a pastry board. Pat dough into a large round disc, about an inch thick. Cut dough into equal sized wedges and place onto prepared baking sheet pan.
  • Bake scones for 20-25 minutes or until they are just beginning to turn lightly brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm. You can also drizzle a warm glaze on top of the scones, if you'd like. Just whisk all of the glaze ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and then drizzle on top of each scone. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 2.2% | Calcium: 7.3% | Iron: 9%

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2014.

30 comments on “Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe”

  1. Mmmm. I love scones. Just made raspberry white chocolate ones yesterday.
    Love the lemon/blueberry combo. Sure looks like a good breakfast alongside some coffee.
    Have a beautiful Friday Robyn!

  2. I wish I could grab one of these through the screen. Drooling over here!

  3. Must add these to this weekend’s brunch menu, so delicious!

  4. Mmmmm! Yummy! I love moister, sweeter scones, so these look right up my alley!

  5. Nice recipe. Thank you, Robyn. Have another Super-Duper Weekend.

  6. I love lemon and blueberry together too. I have frozen blueberries from our bushes. You say to use fresh. I know often the frozen will color everything blue. Any other reason for using fresh? Thanks! I’ll be trying them soon!! Need heavy cream.

  7. Just made these today and they were superb! Am going to make another batch tomorrow they were so good!!

    • Oh wow! I’m so glad you love them. You sound like me. If I find something that I really love, I just have to make it again to (maybe) share! 🙂

  8. These are excellent. They’ve become a Saturday morning staple in my household. Make them. Eat them.

  9. Made these this morning and they were very good. Just a question: you mention adding in vanilla extract before folding in blueberries but I don’t see that ingredient in the scone recipe only the glaze. Tasted fine without adding vanilla extract but wondered if I should have added?

  10. I’ve made these three times and they always come out perfectly! I also use this basic recipe to make lemon poppyseed scones and those are also great. I make them in the food processor, so they take virtually no effort. Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. I am Gluten Free so I was wondering if these recipes would work with this type of flour. They all look amazing and want to make. I know some Gluten Free flours work better than others. Thanks.

    • Hi Mary,
      I’ve not made this recipe with gluten free flour, but I’d love to hear how you like it when you make this. I hope you enjoy the recipes! Thanks so much! xo

  12. there is no egg..??

  13. I pat the dough into a circle ON the sheet I am baking them on, cut the circle into wedges and bake them that way. they get fluffier when you don’t handle the dough too much.

  14. Made this recipe today. Was concerned about no egg but it worked out fine. I found them more chewy than flaky.  I put in freezer for 90 min before baking. Also used poppy seeds with the lemon instead on blueberries. It’s a decent recipe.

  15. Absolutely light and delicious! Double this recipe because they won’t last long!????????

  16. Would these scones freeze well? I am planning to make some things for my daughter to have in the freezer after her baby is born.

    • Yes, they should freeze well Ginger! Make sure to cool them completely then flash freeze on sheet pan, then wrap well and store in freezer bag. Best of luck with your new grandbaby! How exciting! xo

  17. I’ve made these for myself and my boyfriend and let me just say, this is the easiest/best scone recipe I have EVER tried! I’ve even made mini ones from this recipe and they came out perfect. Thank you for posting!

  18. Just made these awesome scones!  I halved the recipe and they came out perfectly.  The combination of blueberry and lemon is delicious!

  19. This was easy to make and everyone loved the scones!  I’ve made them 3 times in little over a week. They make a great gift. 

  20. Thanks for the recipe. I LOVE lemon & blueberry together and look forward to greater success making scones. A few questions before I start:

    1. You mention extra butter & extra sugar “for the top,” (not as the glaze) but I don’t see where such are actually used. Would you clarify?

    2. I would like to make these w/o the glaze (keeping carbs down). What would the calories, sodium, and carbohydrate counts be w/o the glaze?

    THANKS!
    Leslie

  21. Robyn, These scones are absolutely delicious and were a big hit in my house! Thank you so much. I am holding off on making again until Valentines’s Day! Do you have a suggestion on a good combination for a “red” flavor? I am thinking dried cranberries. What do you think?
    Thank you. XO

  22. Incredibly easy recipe resulting in a scone spot on for flavor and texture. I made the lemon blueberry, topped with sugar crystals for decoration and additional texture. My only issue with this recipe was the portioning of the scones.
    Making one large disc out of the dough and dividing into 8 sections results in 8 long, skinny, and unwieldy scones. Also a bit much for one person if accompanied by any other food.
    I split the dough in half – making two discs – before cutting into 8ths. I think this not only made the scones smaller/more manageable but also improved the proportions thereby increasing visual appeal. And if anyone wants more scone, there are seconds.
    Overall, kudos on an excellent recipe.

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