Cherry Almond Scones

Robin Lieneke


These super simple scones are my most requested flavor. They are light and decadent. They taste as good as they look! The cherries and almonds can be replaced with any dried fruit or nuts. You should definitely make a double batch these will disappear quick!


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
15 Min


  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, cold
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    dried cherries, coarsly chopped
  • 1/2 c
    roasted, salted almonds, coarsly chopped
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream, cold
  • 1
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    sliced almonds

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Cherry Almond Scones


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Using a box grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture and toss with fork until it is coated and combined. Do not overmix. Add the chopped cherries and almonds and stir to coat.
  3. In a separate Bowl beat together the egg, cream and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the flour mixture. Stir this mixture with a fork or your hands just until it comes together to form a dough. Again it is very important not to overmix or your scones will be tough.
  4. Put onto a lightly floured surface and form a round disc. Cut the disc into eight equal wedges.
  5. Separate the wedges and put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Top each wedge with the sliced almonds and press lightly. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes until the scones are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes
  6. Whisk together glaze ingredients till smooth adding a bit more sugar or milk till it reaches the consistency of mayonnaise. Drizzle the glaze over the scones and served warm or cold.

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About Cherry Almond Scones

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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