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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze

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These simple-to-make Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze are flaky and tender, sweet with blueberries, bright and fresh with lemon.

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And… they’re absolutely perfect for breakfast, brunch… or afternoon tea.

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Fresh blueberries are showing up in my market and my freezer is beginning to fill up with these goodies. It’s my number one have-to-have-in-the-freezer berry. Essential to baking and daily smoothies all year long.

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Here’s another freezer secret. I seem to always have a batch of scones in the freezer too. For those late afternoon pick-me-ups, or when girlfriends come calling. Or even a late-night snack.

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It is an indulgence, for sure.

But one that makes me so happy. With a cup of tea. Any time of the year!

Blueberry Scones Ingredients

Exact ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below, but here’s a list of what you will need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder and salt
  • Cold butter, diced small
  • Lemon zest
  • Buttermilk or heavy cream
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries

Lemon Butter Glaze

  • Lemon juice
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Butter, melted
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Easy Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze

Easy Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze

Yield: 12 scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These easy to make Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze are flaky and tender, sweet with blueberries, bright and fresh with lemon. And... they're absolutely perfect for breakfast, brunch... or afternoon tea.

Ingredients

Blueberry Scones

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, (1 stick), diced small
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • lemon zest, finely grated (1 lemon)
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk or heavy cream
  • 1 cup blueberries

Lemon Butter Glaze

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork, fingers, or two knives. (Or use a food processor with a metal blade to speed things up. Just a couple of pulses will do.)
  3. Stir in the lemon zest and fold the blueberries into the flour mixture. Make a well in the center and pour the buttermilk or heavy cream. Stir until just incorporated. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  4. Using a large scoop or spoon, place 12 dollops of scone dough on 2 prepared baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown.

Lemon Butter Glaze

  1. Combine the reserved lemon juice, confectioners’ sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl for the glaze. Whisk until the lumps disappear. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle each scone with the glaze.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g

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5 Comments

  1. The lemon taste was perfect – typically a scone is more dense and this was more like a cupcake crossed with a soft biscuit! Might try again with some adjustments.

    1. Hi Kim,

      Thank you for trying the blueberry scones. I’m glad you liked them! Yes, the texture of these scones turned out a bit different than our other scone recipes. The intent was to create a tasty, unique scone that was simple to make. Many British scones are a bit lighter in texture, almost fluffy. The intent was to make these blueberry scones a bit like a cross between a true British scone and an American scone.

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