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overhead shot of lemon blueberry scones on wire cooling rack with blueberries around, lemon slices, and flowers

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Traci
Sweet, lemon-y, and bursting with blueberries! These super simple Lemon Blueberry Scones are the best treat to start your day.

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 10 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 4 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries

Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • sparkling sugar

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375° F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream and egg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.
  • Cut in shortening with a pastry blender to the size of small peas.
  • Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients.
  • Stir just until combined.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Roll out into 9"x12" rectangle.
  • Cut into 12 squares.
  • Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Brush tops with cream.
  • Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use frozen blueberries for this recipe.
  • Instead of sparkling sugar, you can drizzle these scones with a vanilla icing after baking!
 
Expert Tips:
  • 10 Tablespoons of vegetable shortening is equal to 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons.
  • If you don't have a pastry blender, you can use a fork to cut in the vegetable shortening!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the dough.
  • Remember to dry your blueberries! If you add them while they're still wet, it will make the dough very sticky and hard to work with.
  • Do not place more than 6 scones per pan! They tend to spread.
  • Brushing with milk and topping with sparkling sugar is optional, but highly recommended!
  • Every oven bakes differently. Keep an eye on the scones!

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg