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Blueberry Lemon Scones

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These blueberry lemon scones are flaky, delicious and so easy to make!  With the perfect combination of sweet and sour, these scones are irresistible.

If you love a breakfast with fresh blueberries, then you should try these Blueberry Pancakes, Blueberry Granola Bars or Blueberry Muffins recipes.

a bowl of Lemon Blueberry Scones

A Bakery-Style Breakfast

There are some food combinations that are just meant to be – peanut butter and chocolate, apples and cinnamon, and (best of all!) lemon and blueberry. These lemon blueberry scones are a delicious combination of flavors, and so light and tender! I absolutely love scones and bake them often, but these are definitely some of the best I’ve made. I love the sweet and flaky scone, the juicy blueberries, and the hint of tartness from the lemon. These scones are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

These lemon blueberry scones are everything you could want in a scone! They’re melt-in-your-mouth tender, bursting with juicy blueberries, and perfectly sweetened. I love that they’re so quick to make, too! They’re the perfect easy treat for a tasty breakfast or no fuss dessert.

How To Make Lemon Blueberry Scones

Prep – Start by preheating the oven to 400F.  You’ll also want to line your baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or some parchment paper.

Dry Ingredients – You’ll start by whisking together your dry ingredients and the lemon zest.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the Crisco® shortening until the pieces are no larger than pea sized.

a mixing bowl filled with flour

Wet Ingredients – Next you’ll add your buttermilk and egg, and mix until everything has just combined. Then you’ll gently fold in some fresh blueberries. Be careful that you don’t crush them. I love how pretty those fresh blueberries are!

Scones batter with fresh blueberries

Spread & Cut – Next, you’ll pat the dough out into a circle that’s about 8 inches across.  Be careful not to overwork the dough.  Next, cut the dough into 8 wedges. I like to use a bench scraper to make things easier, and to help with lifting the scones.

dough with blueberries cut into wedges

Cook – Place the scones on your prepared baking sheet and then bake the blueberry lemon scones at 400 degrees F for about 18-20 minutes. When they’re done they should have a light golden color.

 

a flaky Lemon Blueberry Scone

Recipe Tips

Split Them Up – After you cut the scones into wedges, you can leave everything in the shape of a disc.  If you leave them together, they will take a few extra minutes to cook, so you’ll need to adjust your cooking time accordingly.

Fresh or Frozen – I prefer to use fresh blueberries in this scone recipe.  However, when blueberries aren’t in season, frozen ones will work just fine.

When Are They Done – You’ll know these scones are done when they have risen and are a golden-brown color around the edges.  They’ll also sound light when you tap on the tops of them.

Storage – These lemon & blueberry scones can go stale real fast, so make sure you wrap up any leftovers really quickly.  They will stay fresh for about 3-4 days in the fridge.  To solve these problems, simple eat them all right when they come out of the oven.:)

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Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe

These lemon blueberry scones are perfect blend of sweet and sour!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword sour, summer, sweet
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Scones
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 8 tablespoons Crisco Shortening Stick
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with silicone or parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the Crisco® shortening until the pieces are no larger than pea sized.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the egg and buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until the dough just starts to come together. Gently fold in the blueberries, being careful not to crush them.
  4. Pat the dough out into an 8 inch circle, being careful not to overwork it. Cut the circle into eight wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 64IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

2 Blueberry lemon Scones on a plate

This blueberry lemon scones recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Crisco. All opinions are my own.

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