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blueberries scones on a parchment line tray

Easy Blueberry Scones (Frozen or Fresh Berries)

These Easy Blueberry Scones can be quickly whipped up for a delicious baked treat that's light and airy. Try substituting blackberries, raspberries or cherries too!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Tea-Time
Cuisine English
Keyword blueberry, easy, frozen, scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freezer Chill Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Heather LaCorte

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (may substitute pastry flour for a lighter crumb)
  • 10 tbsp butter, chilled really well and grated
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt (cut in half if using salted butter)
  • ½ cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Sift 1 to 2 times.

  2. In a small bowl mix eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla together. Set aside.

  3. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Sift 1 to 2 times. Then add the cold grated butter. With a pastry cutter or fork, work the butter into the flour until small crumbs are formed. The flour should have a crumbly consistency.

  4. If Using Fresh Berries: toss them in with the flour mixture. Then make a well in the middle of the butter/flour mixture and pour in the wet mixture.

    If Using Frozen Berries: First make a well in the middle of the butter/flour mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Begin to mix a fork. Once it looks about halfway mixed, sprinkle the frozen berries over the dough mixture.

  5. With a fork or danish dough whisk, mix gently until all the ingredients are incorporated. Form into a disk about 2 inches tall. and cut into 8 wedges. You can also form into a rectangle, cut in half into two squares and then cut those two squares in half diagonally and then again to give you 8 wedges.

  6. Place the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet about a 1/2 inch apart. Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes or chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the scones are hard to the touch.

  7. Bake in 400° F preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown. Just before baking, brush the scones with a little cream and a sprinkle of raw, turbinado sugar or coarse sugar if you like. It adds sparkle and a sweet little crunch.

    You can also drizzle these scones with a glaze. Mix a little lemon juice with some powdered sugar and mix until there are no lumps left. Drizzle over the scones after they have cooled for at least 5 minutes. They can be warm but not hot or the glaze will melt off the scone. Enjoy!