Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

It all started with a trip to one of the local farm stands a couple of weeks ago.  It was the end of blueberry season, but they still had flats of beautiful, ripe, big blueberries.  As I debated about whether or not to buy some, a woman proclaimed that they were “the best blueberries in the world.”  She had bought some the week before and had come back for more.  How could I not buy some after a ringing endorsement like that?

So, there I was, at home with a flat of blueberries.  And they were good, I’ll give her that, whatever her name was.  I was happy to freeze a good portion of my berry stash, but it seemed a shame to not also find a way to use them fresh, too.  I had been wanting to try adding fruit to our scone recipe, so this seemed like opportunity knocking.

The great thing about all of this is I was able to use the Glazed Lemon Scone recipe with just one small alteration.  I reduced the zest slightly so that the lemon flavor wouldn’t compete with the blueberries.  When I got to the “mix just until the flour is incorporated and the ingredients all come together in a ball” stage, I added about 3/4 cup of the blueberries and then gently worked them into the dough, taking care not to crush the berries or overwork and warm the dough.  Then I shaped, cut and baked the scones like I normally do.

The result was the same great texture with the added flavor (and wonderful blue dots) of the blueberries.  De-lish.  This is a good example of a time when I shouldn’t be blogging when I’m hungry.  I am now craving one of these scones.

If I make these again and use some of the berries I have in the freezer, I think I’ll add them frozen and not let them thaw.  I think thawed berries would be a little too messy.

Zesting the Lemon  Lemon Zest and Sugar

Dough with Blueberries

Scones Ready for Baking

Lemon Blueberry Scones  Lemon Blueberry Scone

We ate two scones immediately and put the rest in a Ziploc bag after they’d cooled.  Jon ate these scones every day until they were gone.  He said that, even after five days, they were still fresh and moist — the best scones he’s ever had.

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Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

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6 responses to “Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones”

  1. Patti Bogdan says:

    Wow! I’ll certainly try these! Love your site Deb!

  2. Tricia says:

    Debbie, these look absolutely delicious and I cannot
    wait to try them. I always make scones for a Christmas
    gathering with friends, so this and/or the lemon ones
    will definately be the recipe I will use. Thanks!

    • Hostess says:

      Tricia, always love your comments. Making the scones for Christmas sounds like a perfect idea. I may have to do the same!

      All the best,


  3. Suz says:

    Since I have the costco jumbo bag of blueberries in the freezer, I’ll have to give these a try. They look fabulous!

    • Hostess says:


      If you make the scones with the frozen blueberries, let me know how they turn out. I, too, have one of those jumbo bags in the freezer and am hoping that some of them can be used for scones.

      All the best,


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