Lemon Blueberry Scones
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This Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe is a delightful addition to any breakfast or brunch! Fresh blueberries and loads of lemon zest add an irresistible freshness to these easy to make scones. Serve with and cream for an afternoon tea experience everyone will love!
You may have had a scone in the past and thought it dry and tasteless. I’m sorry. That scone lied to you. Scones are delightful when made properly. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, of afternoon tea if you’re feeling fancy.
You can shape them however you prefer – cut them into circles using a biscuit cutter, turn them into drop scones by simply scooping some of the scone dough out and dropping onto a baking sheet, or, my preferred method, shaping the dough into a disc and using a bench scraper to cut into wedges.
My lemon blueberry scones are fantastically moist due to the heavy cream and egg. Thanks to the baking powder, they are lighter and not so dense as you might expect from a scone.
I’ve added one of my favorite combos in the form of blueberries and lemon zest that make an undeniably delicious partnership in this simple and easy scone recipe. I think the fresh blueberries and bright lemon zest really wake up this blueberry scones recipe and makes you take notice.
What should I serve with scones?
Scones are typically served with an assortment of jams and either clotted or Devonshire cream. You can usually find these at your grocery store. I’ve included a quick recipe for Devonshire cream below if you’d like to make your own!
For this particular recipe, because it goes so beautifully with the flavor of these scones. I mean, let’s be real, I could eat by the spoonful. It has such a bright and irresisitble flavor and it truly is the perfect complement to these lemon blueberry scones.
My advice? Just slather it on. Be generous!
What is the difference between biscuits and scones?
When I think of scones, I think of English tea and when I think of , I think of a Saturday morning breakfast. Scones are typically served room temperature or slightly warm whereas biscuits are served hot – and best when covered in sausage gravy ???? (Love biscuits too? Make sure to give these a try – HEAVENLY!)
While I am most assuredly not an authority on the matter, I’ve definitely eaten my fair share of both ???? The differences that I have noticed are in preparation, flavor, and texture.
Scones, like this blueberry scone recipe, are most often prepared with cream instead of the milk or buttermilk that generally call for. Scones are also sweeter than biscuits and like mine, sometimes have sanding sugar sprinkled on top to enhance both flavor and presentation.
How To Make Devonshire Cream in Just 5 Minutes
If you’re wanting to serve a cream with your scones and can’t find clotted cream of just don’t want to run to the store, this Devonshire cream is a lovely alternative. It’s heavy cream, sweetened with powdered sugar and thicken with either mascarpone cheese or sour cream – your choice.
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream – very cold
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar – use a bit more if you like it sweeter
- 3⁄4 cup mascarpone cheese sour cream
- Pour cold cream into a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer using the whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
- Add the powdered sugar and continue beating until incorporated, about a minute or so.
- Spoon in the mascarpone cheese or sour cream and continue beating until well-combined.
- Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.
What You’ll Need to Make Blueberry Scones
- A that can handle the size of the scones.
- makes removal of the scones painless and ensures they come off in one piece.
- A makes quick work of cutting the butter into the flour. Two knives or forks will also work.
- A to brush on the heavy cream.
- to sprinkle on top of the scones. While completely optional, I love the look it gives to these scones.
- A or large knife to cut the disc into wedges.
How To Make Lemon Blueberry Scones
This Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe is a delightful addition to any breakfast or brunch! Fresh blueberries and loads of lemon zest add an irresistible freshness to these easy to make scones. Serve with lemon curd and cream for an afternoon tea experience everyone will love!
Keyword blueberry scones, lemon, scone recipe, scones
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter very cold, cut into small cubes
- 3/4 cup heavy cream very cold
- 2 tbsp sanding sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Using a , cut the butter into the flour mixture until only a handful of small, pea-sized pieces of butter remain.
- Add blueberries and lemon zest and stir to combine, just until blueberries are coated with flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Pour cream mixture into flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a disc about 6 inches across.
- Use a large knife or to cut into 6 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream. Sprinkle with sanding sugar if desired.
- Bake for 16 to 19 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through, rotating baking sheet halfway through.
- Serve warm or room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container. Best enjoyed the day they are baked.
Frozen blueberries can be used in place of fresh. Simply thaw and pat dry. If you're in a hurry, throw them in frozen - works great!
Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 16.9% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 10.9% | Iron: 12.6%
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