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Blueberry Scones Recipe

Blueberry Scones Recipe

Here's my secret for serving guests a warm treat. Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. —Joan Francis, Spring Lake, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 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 large 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.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 220 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 263635
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"This was really good! I have never made scones before and they were everything I had hoped they would be. I am definitely going to make this again and you could really make it your own by adding whatever you want. It was a little too many blueberries when it came to mixing I think next time I would do a cup. We also made a simple glaze for the top though they were perfect on their own!"

Kaygenkathy User ID: 8476757 261520
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

"Messy! I would have used dried blueberries"

melreuser User ID: 8284549 252843
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"I love Starbucks blueberry scones and decided to make my own. I really like this recipe except maybe find a way to make them a tad sweeter. I added raw sugar on the milk wash before putting them in the oven for that added crunch that Bucks has. Either way, super easy recipe and delicious!! Will definitely make again!"

MRSTOH User ID: 8838384 247216
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"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."

Lvessen User ID: 8649642 246913
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"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!"

cjonas User ID: 3629464 236108
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"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."

life2christ27 User ID: 2026598 233117
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"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!"

nbeisy User ID: 4848159 231374
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"Great tasting and easy to make"

mtuttle User ID: 3205485 228995
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"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!"

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 226405
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"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."

thelodgespa User ID: 8259753 225712
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"These are so good! My family absolutely love them--and I love that it makes a good-sized batch."

nicole19957 User ID: 8276212 224088
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015 Edited Apr. 12, 2016

"really good just the blueberries were messy."

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 218188
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Topped with cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 85615
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Tasty and easy to make. I like to pair blueberries with lemon so I added just a splash of lemon juice to the recipe."

Janinmaine User ID: 1887670 129641
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"ExcellentI used cinnamon sugar for the top and mixed frozen berries drained of the juice instead of plain blueberries . Family LOVED them."

gkkk04 User ID: 7696367 112943
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"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."

1KOOLDAWG User ID: 7676143 35505
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"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."

Jaqualynn User ID: 7581835 85613
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"The blueberry scones were great! It is a great breakfast or dessert. They are very simple to make and very tasty! I love scones, and these are the best scones I have ever had! My whole family loved them. I love baking, and this is a really great recipe to use! This is a keeper! Yum!"

Zuzie User ID: 7384589 57812
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"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."

ChristineGrant3 User ID: 7375505 53275
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"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."

smtoro User ID: 4372220 102809
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"Fun to make with kids. Not overly sweet. Worked out perfectly. Will definitely make again."

MarcieNadine User ID: 7304274 53274
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"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."

MarcieNadine User ID: 7304274 111215
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"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."

cholden User ID: 7285813 112942
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"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.."

TasteofSweets User ID: 7197121 42746
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"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!"

heather4india User ID: 6863381 85521
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"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."

heather4india User ID: 6863381 53273
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"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. :)"

sun63 User ID: 6292813 85513
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"first time to make scones and loved it :) Defiantly going to do this again."

kmillo User ID: 2666658 111211
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Very good. I made a lemon sauce to put on them that just made them perfect."

RainCitySunny User ID: 6834813 35501
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"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."

mellz User ID: 6771904 79766
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012


Candon User ID: 6763924 129640
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"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."

*cookinmomma* User ID: 5824145 42733
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"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."

Sumrambrsky User ID: 6486230 129639
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"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."

RIKat User ID: 6127402 57810
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"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!"

mrbaker User ID: 6107684 41467
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"very easy to make and very delicous."

bertalev User ID: 6074733 79762
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"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!"

FaithMaddox User ID: 3160665 87032
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"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."

egucciardo User ID: 5430772 36272
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"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."

annaf27 User ID: 5217952 53272
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"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!"

amandyx User ID: 2968475 79761
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"These scones were really good. Next time I would sprinkle sugar on top for a little sweeter taste and presentation. Definitely making them again!"

chaznchloe User ID: 1906080 102734
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"I loved these and they were very easy to make. I used wild frozen blueberries which were quite excellent in these."

beeflatter User ID: 274838 79759
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"First time I've made scones - they were easy and delicious. If you want a slightly sweeter scone sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon."

NancyGiggy User ID: 3615136 57754
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"Yummy, but worked much better with dried blueberries than it did with frozen."

yotser User ID: 3358187 135033
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009 Edited Apr. 12, 2016

"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!"

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