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homemade raspberry lemon scone with cream

Raspberry Lemon Scones

Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 16 scones
Calories 184


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest from one large lemon)
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (cold, cut into 1" cubes)
  • 1 whole egg
  • buttermilk (about a cup, see instructions)
  • 2 cups raspberries (I used frozen and then smashed them into tiny pieces)
  • large sparkly sugar crystals for the top


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare your baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest to a food processor with the dough attachment in place. Pulse a few times to combine the ingredients.
  • Add cold butter cubes and pulse until the mixture has little pea sized dough balls.
  • Using a glass (or see through) measuring cup, add the egg and lightly beat. Then, add enough buttermilk such that the combined volume of the egg and the buttermilk is 9 ounces. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly add the buttermilk egg mixture to the dry ingredients while pulsing after each pour just to combine. Be very careful not to over mix. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Not all of my dough was combined and I worked it together once on the counter. Divide the dough into two parts and pat the dough so that it is about 1" thick. Add the raspberry pieces to the top of half of the dough and then fold the dough over. You can incorporate the raspberries any way you choose, just be careful not to overwork the dough. Slice across or cut into biscuits (I made two rounds and then sliced each one into 8 scones).
  • Sprinkle the scones with the sparkly sugar and bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve with whipped cream, butter, or creme fraiche as well as fruit preserves.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg