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Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

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These easy to make Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones are a perfect pairing of sweet and tart flavors. Try them for Mother's Day or Easter!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Lemon blueberry scones on a white serving plate.

Welcome in warm weather with these easy to make Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones with the perfect pairing of sweet and tart flavors. These tender, crumbly scones are a delightful addition to a bread basket for breakfast or brunch, and to serve at tea parties, for Easter Sunday, or Mother’s Day.

The most wonderful aromas will fill your home when you bake these Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones. This classic scone recipe pairs the always welcome combination of lemon and blueberries in a crumbly, moist pastry that’s perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Lemon blueberry scones on a white serving plate.

This easy to prep dough comes together in just about 15 minutes and can even be made the night before, refrigerated, and popped in the oven the next morning while your coffee brews.

Summertime in the south means lots of berry picking and lighter recipes that give you more time outside and less time in a hot kitchen. Even if it isn’t blueberry season where you are, this traditional recipe can be made with frozen blueberries for fresh pastries full of flavor anytime.

The lovely, bright flavor of fresh lemon zest goes beautifully with the blueberries in the dough and a light, fresh lemon glaze is drizzled over the baked scones to give the perfect, subtle sweetness.

I like to keep a batch of these scones in the freezer to treat family or to share with new neighbors. 

A stack of lemon blueberry scones.

  • Quick and Easy to Make
  • Make ahead and freeze
  • Easy to multiply for a crowd

About the Ingredients

Ingredients needed for the recipe.
  • Unsalted Butter (Although southern cooks use salted butter almost exclusively, I do recommend unsalted butter for this recipe. The butter should be as cold as possible and may even be frozen.)
  • Blueberries (Fresh blueberries are preferred, but frozen may be used. If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw prior to adding them to the batter.)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (Even though I highly recommend heavy cream for this recipe, you can substitute something lighter such as half and half. Be aware that the texture of the finished scones will be somewhat different.)

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Scones

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

I always like to show you the photos and step-by-step instructions for my recipes to help you picture how to make them in your own kitchen. If you just want to print out a copy, you can skip to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

STEP 1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Flour and butter cut together in a mixing bowl.
STEP 2.
Blueberries, lemon zest, salt, sugar, and baking powder added to flour-butter mixture.
STEP 3.

STEP 2. Add the flour and cold butter to a large mixing bowl. Use your fingertips or a pastry blender to incorporate the butter into the flour until all the butter and flour have been combined and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

STEP 3. Use a wooden spoon or a dough whisk to mix the sugar, salt, baking powder, lemon zest, and blueberries into the flour and butter mixture.

Cream, eggs, and vanilla whisked together in a bowl.
STEP 4.
Wet ingredients added to dry ingredients.
STEP 5.
All ingredients stirred together to make a sticky mixture.
STEP 5.

STEP 4. In a separate bowl, use a whisk to mix the cream, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.

STEP 5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir together until the dough is slightly sticky and holds together.

Dough formed into a disk on a floured surface.
STEP 6.

STEP 6. Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out onto it. Using lightly floured hands, form the dough into a ball and then flatten it out to make a disk that is approximately 1-inch thick.

STEP 7. Place the disk on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush the top with a little heavy cream.

STEP 8. Bake until the top is a light golden brown.

STEP 9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Finished wedges on a wire rack partially drizzled with glaze.
STEP 10.

STEP 10. Slice into 8 wedges (or 10 wedges for smaller scones) and drizzle with lemon glaze.

Lemon sugar glaze in a mixing bowl.
STEP 11.

STEP 11. To make the glaze, mix the lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Glaze should be opaque and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

Tips

  • The scone dough should be mixed until combined, but not kneaded. This is a pastry with a loose crumb texture so it should be well mixed but just holding together and slightly sticky.
  • Baking the scones in disk results in a softer interior texture. If you’d like crisper scones, cut the disk into wedges before baking and place the wedges at least one inch apart on the baking sheet.
Lemon blueberry scones on a wooden board.

How to Store and Reheat

Pantry Storage: Baked scones may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

Freezer Storage: To freeze baked scones, place the scones in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to six months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. To freeze unbaked scones, follow the recipe up to the point of baking. Wrap the disk of dough (or individual wedges) tightly in plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. To bake, allow the frozen dough to thaw and proceed with baking.

How to Make Ahead

You can make the dough up to one day ahead and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake.

Lemon blueberry scone on a white serving plate.

FAQs

What can I serve with scones?

Scones are usually served with jam and/or clotted cream. These scones are particularly good with blackberry or strawberry preserves and whipped cream.

If I freeze my scone dough as wedges do I need to thaw it completely before baking?

You can thaw frozen unbaked scones for about an hour and then bake, they make need a few more minutes to bake all the way through.

Can I use frozen blueberries for this recipe?

Yes, frozen blueberries will work in this recipe. Do not thaw the blueberries but mix them into the dough while still frozen.

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Recipe

Lemon blueberry scones on a white serving plate.

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

These easy to make Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones are a perfect pairing of sweet and tart flavors. Try them for Mother's Day or Easter!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breads, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For the Scones:

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks) very cold, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • zest of a lemon
  • 1 ⅓ cups fresh blueberries (or substitute frozen, unthawed)
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream (plus a little extra for brushing tops)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (see notes)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the flour and cold butter to a large mixing bowl. Use your fingertips or a pastry blender to incorporate the butter into the flour until all the butter and flour have been combined and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Use a wooden spoon or a dough whisk to mix the sugar, salt, baking powder, lemon zest, and blueberries into the flour and butter mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, use a whisk to mix the cream, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir together until the dough is slightly sticky and holds together.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out onto it. Using lightly floured hands, form the dough into a ball and then flatten it out to make a disk that is approximately 1-inch thick.
  • Place the disk on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush the top with a little heavy cream.
  • Bake until the top is a light golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice into 8 wedges (or 10 wedges for smaller scones) and drizzle with lemon glaze.
  • To make the glaze, mix the lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Glaze should be opaque and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Notes

Recipe Notes:
  • If the glaze is too thin, add additional powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until desired thickness is achieved.
  • If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw but mix them into the dough while still frozen.
Storage Notes:
  • Pantry Storage: Baked scones may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
  • Freezer Storage: To freeze baked scones, place the scones in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to six months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. To freeze unbaked scones, follow the recipe up to the point of baking. Wrap the disk of dough (or individual wedges) tightly in plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. To bake, allow the frozen dough to thaw and proceed with baking.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 933IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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