Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones Recipe
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Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones Recipe

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I enjoy serving these fruity scones for baby and bridal showers. They're a bit lower in fat than other scone recipes, so you can indulge with little guilt. —Jacqueline Hendershot, Orange, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 158 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, egg and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm scones. Yield: 14 scones.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Originally published as Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones in Best of Country Breads 2000, p99

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nana.lemmons User ID: 3673442 258989
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"Fantastic!!! I make these almost every weekend. I do alter the resipe a bit, I omit the baking soda and sometimes the sugar, I do double the lemon zest in both the batter and the glaze. I also use a lemon essential oil that adds so much more flavor, then instead of baking them I use my waffle iron."

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 255792
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"I made these this morning and they were gone in a matter of minutes. Very easy to make. Good flavor although I did add a little bit of lemon juice to the batter!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6956004 245709
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"These are FABULOUS! So easy to make. I made a trial batch today for Easter breakfast. I prefer not too sweet in a scone and these fit the bill. I used fresh blueberries, and Greek lemon yogurt. I also made them smaller, making 28 scones out of one batch. Baked for 13 minutes for that size."

Lakesidepam User ID: 7842599 220294
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"These are the best!! I add a little more sugar to the batter as I like them just a tad sweeter. I get complements every time I make them."

havenj87 User ID: 8120217 220265
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015 Edited Feb. 26, 2015

"These are really good. I have never had nor made scones before but these are delicious and I'm not a fan a blueberries. I do agree with other reviewers that they need more lemon flavor. Next time I will add lemon juice in the mix and double the zest....Also double the glaze.

I just made these again because I had leftover blueberries, but after I mixed the first 6 ingredients I realized I had no lemon yogurt so I used sour cream instead, still delicious! I also added more lemon zest and more lemon juice to enhance the flavor. I say this second batch is better but I liked the texture more of the first batch, but my mom likes the texture of the second batch so either way you can't really go wrong!"

saraprescott User ID: 7018334 220167
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"These are really good. For those of you who want more of a lemon taste. I fresh squeezed a whole lemon after zesting it. Used enough juice for the glaze and then dumped the rest in the batter. I also did the same with the zest. I think it was close to double the amount of zest and a couple of tablespoons of juice. Very lemony and very good :)"

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 80406
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Will not make again!"

nitsrika User ID: 2086722 30984
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"Simple to make and a great texture. I did think it needed more lemon flavor. I'm adding more zest and some lemon extract next time to see if that helps."

like2read User ID: 4785798 73493
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"I've tried several scone recipes and this makes a surprisingly light scone. Easy to make and delicious even without the glaze. My new favorite!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 88013
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"These are absolutely delicious! EASY too, since they are really "drop" biscuits, not like traditional scones that have to be shaped into a circle. Definitely a favorite!"

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