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 dried blueberries and the slight lemony flavor of the scone is intensified by the lemon in 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 love and miss you guys! I promise I’ll make you again soon!!) or as creamy and soft as my Mardi Gras Scones. (There is a surprise, 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 to use any special equipment.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

How to 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 and it will be lovely. Use the lemon zest in the scone and in the glaze if it complements the fruit. If not, use an extract instead of the zest. Vanilla if you’d like or another if you have it on hand and think it will work well.

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 if you have one nearby. Buyer’s clubs have great pricing, too, but you’ll generally need to buy a larger quantity and they can’t touch Aldi’s low cream price. Cream and butter are really the priciest of baking items and are often up to half off during the holidays. Stock up on butter and freeze and be aware that cream keeps for weeks, unopened, past the “buy by” date.

Lemons are often at a great price at Aldi, but you’ll usually need to buy by the bag. Sometimes I’ll see dried fruit there. I do like Costco for the dried berries; they’re dirt cheap in heavy, resealable bags.

When shopping for lemons, don’t pay too much attention to variations in color (as long as it isn’t dried browning) but pick up several to get an idea of the weight. Choose the heaviest; it will likely be the one with the most juice.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

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
  • Category: Breakfast or Brunch
  • Cuisine: American




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.


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.

Keywords: Breakfast or Brunch Dish, dried blueberries, Dried Fruit, glaze, Lemon, scones

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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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42 thoughts on “Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

  1. autumnfourkiller


    I made these scones a few days ago and they are SO GOOD! Thank you. I have a quick q though: can I use frozen fruit in this recipe or do I need to thaw first? I have some frozen peaches that I think would go great inside a scone but wasn’t sure about the process. Thanks again.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Thanks much, I love these but I have never tried them with frozen fruit. My instinct is to let them thaw just enough to allow you to dice the fruit and add still frozen. At least that’s what has been successful for me with other recipes in the past. If you try it and like it maybe you’ll report back? Thanks!


  2. Pat G Morris

    Good morning! First of all —your scones look and sound amazing! Secondly, I have been cooking and baking for years and years; but have never attempted to make scones. My sweet sister, recently broke her back and is healing—LOVES scones; especially blueberry. She lives in California (I live in Georgia). I would love to make her some scones; but I am afraid that she may have a box of rocks or molded scones by the time I make, mail them and she gets them. So…I was thinking that maybe I can make the mix (dry ingredients) and have her add the wet ingredients. She tells me about buying a particular blueberry scones mix. I thought that these look so good and she might like “a mix” from her sister? I am making some jam for her too.

    My thoughts: Mix all ingredients (including the dried blueberries) except the butter, lemon juice (could I include the zest?) and cream. Then package the dry ingredients up and give her instructions on how to mix and bake the scones. In your opinion; should this work? Or should I just pray that she or I can make the trip in the future and I make them in person for her?

    Thank you so much for your yummy looking recipe (which I will be making soon—and hopefully sending the makings to Barbara in California for her to enjoy too).


    • FrugalHausfrau

      Hi Pat how strange I just moved to Georgia at the beginning of September and broke my back after I was here a week. Tell your sister I feel for her. I think a mix would be such a sweet gesture to go with the jam. The zest is very easily dried just spread out on a plate on a paper towel Or better yet on a smooth napkin if you have one, If I make a larger amount of zest dry in the microwave but this is just a small bit and shouldn’t take long to dry in the open air.

      If your sister doesn’t have a scone pan, they’re really fun to have! It sounds like your sister is lucky to have you! I don’t know what I would do without my sis, we talk almost every day~ 🙂


      • Pat G Morris

        Thank you so much, Mollie! My sister and I talk everyday, also! I can’t wait to make your scones for her; and hear back from her how much she loves them. Thank you so much for your reply and your great site of yummy sounding recipes!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

      • Marina

        If you have a Winco in your area try the bulk food section. Very good prices on all kinds of dried fruits.

        • FrugalHausfrau

          Hi Marina unfortunately I don’t but that might help others who do have one nearby. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Mollie

  7. 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!

  8. 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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