Cherry Cream Scones Recipe
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Cherry Cream Scones Recipe

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Serve these for breakfast or a brunch. They're also a great after-school snack. They freeze well besides—simply thaw, warm and serve when you need them. We live in a cherry-producing region—and every guest expects to find some on our table! My husband and I have three children...20,11 and 9.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Soak cherries in water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk, sour cream, cream and extract. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently six to eight times. Knead in cherries.
  3. Divide dough in half and shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 6-in. circle. Cut into six wedges. Repeat with remaining ball. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Beat the egg white until foamy; brush tops of scones and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 12 scones.
Originally published as Cherry Cream Scones in Country Woman March/April 1992, p29

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yungb User ID: 1801620 12711
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"They are nice and soft and tender on the inside with a light and flaky crust."

jillandrews User ID: 4706131 12134
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"These are the best - my mom has used this recipe for years. Now I make them & they are always a big hit. The hardest part is not eating too many!!!"

GeezLouize User ID: 5709919 27032
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"This is a fantastic recipe. I've made it as instructed in the directions and also with whole grain wheat and oat flour and they still turn out great."

jillandrews User ID: 4706131 9202
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I have made these scones many times over the years - they are always good. I've even modified when I was out of sour cream or half & half - they still turn out delicious. Like another review said - they are alway moist and delicious!"

mlrollin User ID: 2197693 5357
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"Made these for a church breakfast/brunch and everyone said these were the best scones they had ever tasted, moist and delicious. I have made them many times over now and everyone still comments on how good they are."

NancyGiggy User ID: 3615136 26858
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"I made several varieties of scones for a tea I was helping cater. These were the best!"

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