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
15 Min


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)
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


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

About this Recipe

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