Cherry Scones

Kathy W


Wanted something different for breakfast, so I looked through my recipes and found this. I've had it so long, I can't even remember where I got it.

They are great for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Serve with butter and jam.


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
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  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3-5 Tbsp
    sugar (use 5 tbsp sugar for a sweeter scone)
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    cold butter
  • 1/2 c
    dried cherries (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (your favorite)
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 c
  • ·
    note: no buttermilk? use 1/3 cup milk with 1 tsp of lemon juice added. let stand a few minutes

How to Make Cherry Scones


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
    Line baking sheeet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  4. Mix in dried fruit and nuts.
  5. Add egg and buttermilk. Stir just until mixture holds together. Dough will be sticky. (If too dry, add another tablespoon of buttermilk)
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead about 8-10 times. Pat into about a 9-in circle. Cut into 8-12 wedges.
  7. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.

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About Cherry Scones

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Hashtags: #nuts, #scones, #cherries

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