Lemon Blueberry Scones on a baking sheet with parchment

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Easy to make Lemon Blueberry Scones, so fresh tasting!  Use fresh or frozen blueberries.  Hot out of the oven or warmed up the next day, they are delicious!

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
381 kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut in cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries if using frozen do not thaw
  • lemon, zested
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream plus additional tablespoon to coat scones
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  2. In large bowl, combine flour and butter until butter is incorporated into the flour and butter is the size of small pebbles.   Stir in sugar, baking powder and salt.

  3. Add lemon zest and blueberries, toss until blueberries are coated in the flour mixture.

  4. Combine 3/4 cup cream, egg and vanilla in small separate bowl.  Add to dry ingredients.  MIX GENTLY.  Folding until just mixed.  (over mixing can keep your scones from rising). 

  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and shape in an 8-10 inch circle pressing together gently until the dough holds together.

  6. Slice into 6 wedge scones.  Place on prepared sheet pan.   Brush with additional heavy cream and sprinkle with raw sugar if desired.

  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until brown on top.  Serve with butter, honey or lemon curd if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. Use local butter and cream; it makes for the freshest, and best flavor profile! 
  2. Careful not to overmix your blueberries- try to leave them whole when mixing; these scones are prettier without blue streaks in them (but they taste the same with them, so no harm, no foul). 
  3. When mixing the butter into the flour, you can use a pastry cutter, two knives or just go in with all hands on deck.
  4. Did you make these? Tag us and Dairy Farmers of Washington so we can see your pics! @WaDairyFarmers and @Laughingspatula 
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.