Blueberry Scones Recipe
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk, divided
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a bowl, whisk eggs and 3/4 cup milk; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead in the blueberries.
- 2. Divide the dough in half. Pat each portion into an 8-in. circle; cut each into eight wedges. Place on greased baking sheets. Brush with remaining milk. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 16 scones.
1 each: 220 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein
Reviews for Blueberry Scones
"I have made this recipe at least a dozen times and always used dried blueberries, cranberries or mini chocolate chips. They turned out perfect every time. With the last batch of dried blueberries I added a little more sugar and grated orange peel. All ages in my family love them; especially the little ones."
"Heavy, dense, tasteless. Like an overworked muffin. Not flakey at all. Took twice as long to cook. Adding eggs should have been the red flag. Used up the last of my butter for this and company, who will be here in 15 minutes. HELP!"
"Despite the many hateful reviews, I made these for breakfast this morning and they were DELICIOUS! A huge hit for everyone, kids and adults alike. I'm no good at kneading, and had a hard time getting the blueberries distributed evenly (I worried I had overworked the dough), but they came out perfect. Light, fluffy, and wondeful! I followed the recipe exactly. Well...I did sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top after brushing them with the the milk, but that didn't really change anything it just made them a bit sparkly! I hope you try these and love them as much as my family did!I did put parchment paper on my pan instead of greasing it (just to avoid having to wash it) and they didn't stick a bit."
"This is a terrible scone recipe! The batter did not hold together at all. Also after I baked the first batch I noticed that I had blueberries all over my pan because they wouldn't stick and had rolled out. The second batch was even worse! I literally was sticking my fingers into the dough before baking and shoving blueberries in and trying to make them stick or cover them a little bit with dough. (I used frozen blueberries) The dough was difficult to work with and I am not a novice in the kitchen or to making scones. The scones themselves once baked were simply okay. The batter was not that flavorful, very dry and crumbly. I know that's generally a rule for scones but they were TOO dry and crumbly. If you had a bite of scone with a blueberry they were okay, without blueberries the dough tasted bland and dry. Keep a drink on hand when eating these bad boys! I much prefer TOH's Cinnamon Chip Scone recipe and will try to substitute blueberries for the cinnamon chips and see how they turn out. I've been making the CCS recipe for YEARS and have never had a bad batch. Good luck!"
"Great tasting and easy to make"
"I had a couple of issues with this recipe. First, I did not find there was enough liquid to make the scones come together. I had to add extra cream to the mixture. Second, the frozen blueberries, which I did NOT thaw, turned the entire batch blue. However, the taste is good!"
"Very yummy! I halved the recipe since there are only three of us, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. We ate them with lemon curd and it was a perfect combination! Thank you for sharing this great scone recipe! As a side note - we live in WA state and LOVE scones with eggs in them. If you don't like scones with eggs in them, please look for other recipes and don't be rude to people who are kindly sharing their recipes."
"These are so good! My family absolutely love them--and I love that it makes a good-sized batch."
"really good just the blueberries were messy."
"Topped with cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking."
"Tasty and easy to make. I like to pair blueberries with lemon so I added just a splash of lemon juice to the recipe."
"ExcellentI used cinnamon sugar for the top and mixed frozen berries drained of the juice instead of plain blueberries . Family LOVED them."
"I found this recipe via google search because I couldn't find the piece of paper (!) my regular recipe is written on. These are pretty good, but not as tasty as my regular recipe. I'll probably be going back to that one."
"These are wonderful! Best I have had in a long time. I have tried baking scones before and never liked the outcome. I did tweak the recipe a bit though. Instead of using all milk I used 1/4c sour cream and 1/2 c milk ...I also added a hint of orange extract and cinnamon to the mix. The blueberries were interesting to fold in and kind of messy. But well worth it. When they came out of the oven I drizzled a powdered sugar/milk mixture on them while they were still hot and WOW. These are going to be great for gatherings."
"Worked very well, except for the folding in blueberries. I used frozen wild Alaskan blueberries, and despite using them straight from the freezer, they made a mess. I wish I had used only half a cup, instead of 1.5 cups."
"I tried two other recipes I found online before I found this one - this one is the best. I used buttermilk and 1/2 cup sugar instead of regular milk and only 6 Tbs. of sugar. Added 1/2 cup of chopped dried cherries along with fresh blueberries. So good the kids preferred these over the choc chip scones I made the same day. Buttermilk wash and sprinkled with extra sugar before baking. Can't wait to try this recipe with other fruit."
"Fun to make with kids. Not overly sweet. Worked out perfectly. Will definitely make again."
"Forgot to mention, I did use Buttermilk instead of regular. Great way to use up leftover buttermilk and using lemon curd as a spread worked well."
"I loved this. I mixed all the dry (with the butter) together and added the fresh blueberries to the dry. I then mixed all the wet together then added it to the dry. I used a wooden spoon and mixed very gently. I had no problem with the blueberries. I actually made them the night before, covered them with plasti and, chilled them overnite. I brushed with milk and sprinkled with raw sugar then baked next morning. They did need a couple of extra minutes in the oven because they were so cold (as was the baking sheet). They were a big hit."
"I exchanged all but one Tab of Sugar with Steva and used buttermilk for reg milk... Then sprinkled sugar on top before cooking so you still got the sweet with out all that sugar. Loved them.."
"Absolutely delicious! Perfect texture, and the "editor's note" about not thawing the blueberries was so helpful. I always tweak recipes, and for this one I added a hint of almond extract, and sprinkled coarse sugar to top before baking. Very quick and easy, and sooo delicious!"
"This recipe was very tasty, and pretty easy to make, other than when it came to adding the blueberries...what a mess with fresh ones! Even though it didn't look very pretty (smooth/uniform), it was very tasty. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top to make it look better."
"This recipe was very tasty, and pretty easy to make, other than when it came to adding the blueberries...what a mess with fresh ones! Even though it didn't look very pretty (smooth/uniform), it was very tasty. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top to make it look better. :)"
"first time to make scones and loved it :) Defiantly going to do this again."
"Very good. I made a lemon sauce to put on them that just made them perfect."
"This is my 2nd time making this and it is a good recipe however it is a bit tricky getting the blueberries in. I add 2T of flax seeds and 2T of rolled oats to fortify it plus a 1/4t of almond extract and a cup of pecans for fun and crunch."
"The recipe was easy and inexpensive. The scones were moist, the right amount of sweet, and looks impressive. I definitely will be using this recipe for now on and can't wait to share it with friends and family."
"These are amazing!!! It was my first time making scones and I can't imagine the need to look for a different recipe in the future. I used fresh blueberries. The only thing I changed was that I used 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 6tbls. And I also sprinkled a little sugar on top. PERFECTION! The total time was right on target too. From the time I started pulling ingredients it was only half an hour before I was pulling them out of the oven and sinking my teeth in one. YUM. The kids love them too! Might make a lemon glaze to drizzle on top next time for an extra special treat."
"This was a super easy recipe. Made this for first time. Used raw sugar on top of scones and they tasted great. The scones came out slightly moist and not dry like most scones. Shared his with coworkers and they all enjoyed them. Will make theses scones again but will add some type of glaze on top."
"Excellent recipe! I am in total agreement with adding sugar to the top for sweetness. I added a little bit of water to the sugar to make it coarse & larger. Delicious!Also, I did use frozen blueberries once and it turned out well. I needed to roll out the dough and put the blueberries on my hand and then fold the dough over on itself. It was alot more work, but did save the dough from getting that moldy color mentioned by previous post.Love this recipe!"
"very easy to make and very delicous."
"I just made it and it was so easy and tasty! A word to other people making it for the first time-don't worry if it turns out a bit too dry as dough and DO add two more spoons of sugar in it. Also, sugar on top turned out great! Thank to others for that suggestion!"
"Taste great (used smaller "Maine" blueberries and took the advise of others and added a little sugar on the top) - my British Neighbors even like them."
"Word to the wise, I would not use frozen blueberries. They ended up looking like mold, the dough was very stick because the blueberries were melting. Also I would put a lot more sugar on top to add more taste, about a tablespoon more per 8in round of dough."
"When I have made these scones for friends or family I am continually told that they are the best scones they've ever had. And that comes from one sister that lived in England!"
"These scones were really good. Next time I would sprinkle sugar on top for a little sweeter taste and presentation. Definitely making them again!"
"I loved these and they were very easy to make. I used wild frozen blueberries which were quite excellent in these."
"First time I've made scones - they were easy and delicious. If you want a slightly sweeter scone sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon."
"Yummy, but worked much better with dried blueberries than it did with frozen."
"I added lemon zest, and used the juice from the lemon for a glaze. I served them at a brunch brunch. They were a hit!"