Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry Scones

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Lemon Blueberry Scones is a delicious recipe for anyone who loves lemons or blueberries . . . or scones. Tender dough filled with dried blueberries and lightly touched with lemon zest.

Lemon Blueberry Scones with Sweet Lemony Drizzle

These scones would be a delightful addition to a mother-daughter tea. I love the sweet lemony drizzle on top. So yummy!

 

Ingredients for  Lemon Blueberry Scones

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • butter, softened
  • dried blueberries
  • lemon zest
  • sour cream
  • large egg

Icing:

  • powdered sugar
  • whole milk
  • lemon juice

 

To Use a Scone Pan or Not

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I have enjoyed making scones for many years now. This was the first recipe I ever used with my scone pan. They turned out so perfectly uniform in size. Thick and tall. Yet still tender. And lovely.

If you don’t have a scone pan, simply place the triangle pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. I recommend the mat over paper to help protect the bottom of the scones from becoming too dark when baking in the hot oven.

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

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Prepare your ingredients. Zest the lemon. Using a lemon juicer, squeeze the juice from the lemon and place in a bowl until ready to use.

 

Making the Scones

In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Cut in butter with a blending fork (or your hands) until mixture is crumbly.

Stir in dried blueberries and lemon zest.

I prefer to use dried blueberries in this recipe so that the blueberry juice doesn’t bleed into the dough. Sometimes I use fresh fruit, as in my Mixed Berry Scones, which are more rugged looking. I do not use a scone pan for those and they tend to flatten out a bit during the baking.

In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream and large egg.

Stir the sour cream mixture into the flour and work together until it forms a ball.

While I begin mixing scones with a fork, I almost always finish up with my fingers. I’m not sure if it’s impatience or the inability to completely mix the dough with a fork.

Cutting the Scones to Shape

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface 3-5 times, and then pat the dough into a flat circle about the size of your scone pan. Slice the circle in half. Continue slicing in halves until you have 8 pieces.

Place each triangle in a lightly greased scone pan section. Lightly press to form the dough into the pan.

As mentioned above, if you don’t have a scone pan, you may place the scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, placed about 2″ apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan.

 

Preparing the Icing

To make icing, in small bowl combine powdered sugar, whole milk, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix together well.

Some of my scone recipes have decorating sugar sprinkled on the tops. For this recipe, I like to smooth a light layer of icing over the top. Do this when the scones are still warm, so that the icing becomes slick and shiny.

Drizzling Icing on the Blueberry Scones

Drizzle icing over warm scones. Allow to cool until the icing has set, about 7-10 minutes.

Serve with hot tea. Scones are always best served fresh, but you may place any extras in a covered container for up to 2 days.

This recipe will make 8 large scones.

Serving Lemon Blueberry Scones

I think Lemon Blueberry Scones are quite lovely. To the eye and to the mouth. My daughters still request these scones more than any of my others. I hope you’ll enjoy them, too!

See more Scone Recipes Here. View more Recipes with Blueberries Here. Browse Tea Party Ideas Here. 

Recipe for Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Here is a delicious recipe for anyone who loves lemons or blueberries . . . or scones. This would be delightful for a mother-daughter tea.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breads, Brunch
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Blueberries, Lemon Zest, Scones, Sour Cream, Tea Party
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 scones

Equipment

Stainless Bowls
Grater/Zester
Blending Fork
Scone Pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
    Prepare your ingredients. Zest the lemon. Then using a lemon juicer, squeeze the juice from it and place in a small bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Cut in the cold butter with a blending fork (or your hands) until the mixture turns crumbly. Stir in dried blueberries and lemon zest.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream and egg. Stir into the flour mixture and work together until it forms a ball. (I often use my hands for this.)
  • On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a flat circle about the size of your scone pan. Slice the circle in half. Continue slicing in halves until you have 8 pieces.
  • Place each triangle in a lightly greased scone pan section. Lightly press to form the dough into the pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan.

Make the Icing

  • To make the icing, in a small bowl combine powdered sugar, whole milk, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix together well.
  • Drizzle icing over warm scones. Serve with hot tea. Makes 8 large scones.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
**If you don't have a scone pan, you may place the scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place about 2" apart on the pan. Bake as directed.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
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2 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Scones”

  • I love scones. Probably because I love a good cup of tea. I always make lemon poppy seed but I like this twist with blueberry. Thank you for sharing your reicpe! My mother in law got me a scone pan and they come out so pretty 🙂

    • I love scones, too, Joanne! I received a scone pan for Christmas this year and have been enjoying it so much!

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