Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

I’ve been a little obsessed with scones, lately. I wanted to find the definitive scone. The scone to best all scones. The one scone to rule them all. What I discovered is that I just seem to like all scones, and most of all the one I’m eating! This week it’s my Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones are tender and moist and just a bit crumbly. Very scone-like. They’re loaded with blueberries and the slight lemony flavor is intensified by the glaze. It’s those blueberries that steal the show. though. There’s just something about dried blueberries. They’re like soft, squishy little flavor bombs.

About Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones:

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones are not as cake-like as my Chocolate Cherry Scones (I miss you guys!!) or as creamy and soft as my Mardi Gras Scones. (There is cream cheese in those.) Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones lean a little more toward the traditional side of scones than either of those.

I do have a bit of a secret when I make scones. Or scones other than the Mardi Gras Scones with the cream cheese. I like to use cream or at the very least 1/2 and 1/2.  I just think it makes them taste rich without going overboard on the butter.

The other secrets shouldn’t be secret at all; they’re just common knowledge. Keep the butter cold, handle the scones as little as possible, and preferably mix by hand. I recently got a scone pan and I love that it helps make beautiful (or as beautiful as a scone can be, lol) bakery style scones, but it isn’t necessary.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Vary the Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones:

This particular recipe can be varied in so many ways. Use just about any fruit or berry, dried or fresh. Use the lemon zest if it compliments the fruit. If not, use an extract instead of the zest. Vanilla if you’d like or another if you have it on hand.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Saving money on Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones:

It seems as if my standard advice for saving on any baking items is to stock up during the holiday sales or pick up at Aldi. Cream and butter are really the priciest of baking items and are often up to half off during the holidays. Freeze the butter and be aware that cream keeps for weeks, unopened, past the “buy by” date.

Lemons are often at a great price at Aldi, and sometimes I’ll see dried fruit there. I do like Costco for the dried berries; they’re dirt cheap in heavy, resealable bags.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

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Dried Blueberry & Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry & Lemon Scones

A quick, easy basic scone recipe with the winning flavors of blueberry and lemon.

  • Author: mollie kirby
  • Total Time: under 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones

Ingredients

Glaze:

Instructions

To make the scones:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add half the lemon zest and mix through. Using hands, 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs with some larger pieces. You’ll know its right when you can squeeze a portion of it in your hand and it sticks together.

Add blueberries, then make a well in the center and pour in the cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough. You may need a little less or more cream to make the scones come together.

Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches high. Cut in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut each square in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape.

Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet (or into a scone pan, pressing lightly to fill pan). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until light golden brown. Let the scones cool before applying the glaze.

To make the glaze:

Melt butter in a medium-sized bowl. Add the rest of the lemon zest, then whisk in the confectioner’s sugar until dissolved. Drizzle over scones and let sit for several minutes to let the glaze dry.

Notes

I often zest lemons when a recipe doesn’t call for the zest and keep it in the freezer. When I make these scones I like to pull some out and use a full tablespoon of zest in the batter and another tablespoon in the glaze.

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I’ll be bringing Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones to Fiesta Friday #222, hosted this week by Antonia @ Zoale.com

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34 thoughts on “Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

  1. I’m a huge scone fan too Mollie. And these are so so pretty! Putting them on my “to make” list! I always gather so many recipes reading through your posts. And– wondering how you are doing. What are you up to besides baking, cooking and blogging?? take care. xox

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Oh my gosh…taking a look at my yard and being very grateful it’s too wet to work and we just got back DNA for my Dad for our “little” family history project and walking with the deplorable (as I call him) Chance which is always a work out!! Mostly blogging, though!! Or thinking about it! This new look is causing me no end of issues!

      • ha ha ha! Deplorable sounds like secret code for adorable! Was the DNA any surprise?? My brother and his wife did it– funny that her DNA ancestry was different than her sisters. And I know you’v the blogging Mollie!! You are amazing with how much varied content you have! Well, hope your week looks good ahead… hugs hugs!

  2. Hi, Mollie. You changed the look of your blog, yeah? It looks amazing and the scones look mouthwatering! Now, gimme some! 😀

    • FrugalHausfrau

      lol, Jhuls, and thanks for noticing! I’ve been making behind the scenes changes, but I’m still not sure about this. I think it’s slow. And I’m stilll tinkering. We’ll; see!!

  3. I love the combination of blueberries and lemons. Your scones look absolutely delicious Mollie! Thank you for bringing them to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      lol!! Thanks Angie! My Stepmom used to grab baked stuff from Costco! I hated it because they were so large and it impeded MY baking, lol! But even food snob that I am, most of it was surprisingly good. I remember I really had to talk her out of buying this giant pumpkin pie – I mean it was at least a foot and a half across, maybe even closer to two!! And there were three of us, haha!!

  4. These look delicious Mollie–I had no idea dried fruit was inexpensive at Costco, I’ll have to look into getting some 🙂

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Compared to any place else, it’s a steal. Now that I think about it, I don’t know where else I’ve seen dried blueberries lately except Costco or online!

  5. Ah, scones! Some people like doughnuts or bagels in the morning-but I am a scone girl all the way! Pining this one for sure, thanks!

  6. Love me some scones. I tried my hand at cranberry scones last year and they came out very nice. I’ve always wanted to try making lemon curd and clotted cream from scratch to go along, too. Your lemony ones look delish! Excellent breakfast.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Thanks! I have clotted cream on my list of things to make and I keep buying cream for clotted cream and using it for something else!! One day, soon!

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