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Blueberry Lemon Scones Recipe

Light and fluffy, these big bakery style Blueberry Lemon Scones recipe are the perfect breakfast idea! Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, you won’t be able to resist them!

We love easy blueberry recipes, including our favorite blueberry muffins! Our blueberry buckle recipe is top notch and a reader favorite.

Light and fluffy, these Blueberry Lemon Scones are the perfect breakfast idea! Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, you won't be able to resist them!

Why This Recipe Works

These bakery-style scones are so easy to make at home, they’ll save you the trip and make you feel like a master baker!

Plus, they require pretty simple, on-hand baking ingredients.

  • These scones are so moist, not dry and crumbly like some you may have eaten before. 
  • We’ve got a full cup of blueberries for pops of fresh berry flavor in every bite!
  • The sweet lemon glaze on top makes them extra special – and extra delicious!

Favorite Berry Recipes: Lemon Blueberry Cake | Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Ingredient Notes

  • Unsalted butter – Make sure your butter is COLD before adding it to the scones. I suggest putting it in the freezer for a few minutes to guarantee maximum coldness. If using salted butter, skip the kosher salt in the ingredients.
  • Lemon zest – You need a full tablespoon of lemon zest, from 1 large or 2 small or medium lemons, for the scone batter. Use our guide on how to zest a lemon for best tips and tricks.
  • Heavy cream – Be sure to choose heavy whipping cream as you’ll want the high fat content for these scones.
  • Blueberries – I usually use fresh blueberries, but you can also substitute frozen. Just make sure they are fully thawed and toss them with a little bit of flour to coat them and offset the extra moisture they have.
Blueberries in a bowl with a plate of scones in background.

Easy Instructions

STEP 1. Make the dough. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with the lemon zest. Add in COLD butter and mix until crumbly. Slowly add in the egg and heavy whipping cream. Gently fold in the blueberries.

STEP 2. Shape the dough. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Shape into a large round disc shape about an inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 triangles (like a pizza) and gently separate them on the baking sheet.

STEP 3. Bake. Bake the scones at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely.

STEP 4. Make the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar, whipping cream and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle or spread over the tops of the cooled scones. Enjoy!

Blueberry scones on a white serving plate.

Tips and Tricks

  • The butter needs to be COLD before you mix it into the dough. I recommend putting it in the freezer for a few minutes to make sure it’s really chilled.
  • The dough for the scones may be a little crumbly when fully mixed. That’s OK!
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the batter, but don’t worry if a few of the blueberries burst.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. This will help you shape the dough and also prevent the scones from sticking.
  • Make sure the scones are cooled completely before you add the glaze. Otherwise, it’ll slide right off.
  • These scones are best enjoyed within the first 24 hours of baking, but they can be kept for up to 3 days. Keep them covered in an airtight container.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Absolutely. I would just put them in a bowl with a little bit of flour to coat them (this will offset the extra moisture they provide).

Can I make scones without the glaze?

Definitely! If you prefer without frosting, you can brush the tops with a little heavy whipping cream before baking, and sprinkle them with a coarse, turbinado sugar. Bake as directed and enjoy.

How long do scones last?

That varies. In my house, one day, haha. But seriously, if kept in an airtight container, these blueberry lemon scones will stay fresh about 3 days. They really are best the first 24 hours.

Can I freeze blueberry lemon scones?

Yes! I freeze them by sliding them into a ziploc freezer bag. They do slightly soften once frozen, but still taste amazing. To thaw, place on room temperature counter overnight (in ziploc bag).

Blueberry scone on a white plate with cup of coffee.

Favorite breakfast pastry recipes

  • No trip to a fancy bakery needed to enjoy these Lemon Scones. Simple ingredients, a little love, and you’ll have a batch of these freezer friendly scones in no time!
  • Adding blueberries to Banana bread is just a good idea. One slice of this Blueberry Banana Bread and you’ll totally understand. I enjoyed my slice of bread with a hot cup of coffee!
  • Bake (yes bake!) up a batch of these Pumpkin Streusel Donuts today! All the delicious flavors of fall in one breakfast treat!
  • Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect way to start the day!!

More Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 8 large scones

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Light and fluffy, these bakery style Blueberry Lemon Scones are the perfect breakfast idea! Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, you won't be able to resist them!

Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed, COLD
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt with the lemon zest. Add in COLD butter and mix until crumbly. Slowly add in the egg and heavy whipping cream.
  3. The mixture might still be crumbly, it's okay.
  4. Add the blueberries and combine gently, it's okay if some burst open.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and drop it onto the parchment paper baking sheet. Using your hands, press dough into a large circle, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles and gently separate them on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  7. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle or spread over the tops, depending on your desired consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on August 12, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Scones are my favorite breakfast treat! I love this blueberry version, cannot wait to try them!

  2. I have made these twice and they have been a huge hit both times. Both times I left off the glaze because it seemed unnecessary and they have been perfect as is. The dough didn’t separate well on the pan so I baked the round with cuts as one piece. It didn’t stop the family from devouring them in an instant. The lemon flavor really comes through.

  3. Wow you are a girl after my own heart! i LOVE any kind of coffee “and” for breakfast and a porch is the best place to enjoy it! congrats on your new lake house!

  4. Where can we find the complete recipe. They sound so good and I would love to try and make them.
    Thanks for sharing. The pictures really make me want to try your recipe!

  5. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.  Wanted to try blueberry lemon scones but your directions  stop at preheat oven to 400 degrees – no other directions were given.  Thank you for checking this.   
    Have a great week.

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