Delicious Cherry Scones Recipe


Indulge in the delightful flavors of cherries with these scrumptious cherry scones. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, these scones are bursting with the sweet and tangy taste of fresh cherries. With a tender and flaky texture, these scones are sure to become a favorite treat for any occasion.


  • 2 ½ Cups (313 grams) All-Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ Cup (67 grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Cup (125 ml) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 ½ Cups Bing Cherries, pitted and cut into quarters


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, orange zest, and salt.
  3. Add the cold unsalted butter to the dry ingredients and cut it in until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill the butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, egg, and egg yolk.
  5. Remove the dry ingredients from the refrigerator and create a well in the center. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and gently stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Gently fold in the quartered bing cherries, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a circle or rectangle, about 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut the dough into wedges or squares, depending on your preference.
  9. Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each scone.
  10. Brush the tops of the scones with heavy whipping cream and sprinkle with sparkling sugar for an added touch of sweetness.
  11. Bake the scones in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top.
  12. Remove the scones from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack before serving.


These cherry scones are a delightful treat that will impress your family and friends. The combination of the sweet cherries and the buttery, flaky scone is simply irresistible. Enjoy them warm with a cup of tea or coffee, or pack them up for a picnic or brunch. With their vibrant flavor and beautiful appearance, these cherry scones are sure to become a favorite in your baking repertoire.