Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

29 Jul 2015

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

A delicious and easy recipe for scones bursting with fresh cherries and with a hint of lemon. They also contain no butter or eggs!

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

There aren't enough recipes involving fresh cherries on my blog.

Maybe one of the reasons for this is because I am not usually really excited about standing over the counter for up to 30 minutes trying to pit all of these cherries! But whenever I see cherries for sale, I am a sucker and buy a huge bag. Every time.

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

And there is only so many cherries I can eat at one time! What am I supposed to do if not bake with them?

And since I haven't made scones in FOREVER (the last time I made scones was over 1 year ago), I decided that this would truly be the best use of my cherries.

And because I was not in the mood for something too complicated. I mean, Wednesdays. Am I right?

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

I actually made these scones last week, but never got around to posting them. Probably because I was too busy eating them for breakfast, lunch and as a nice snack.

And since I made this in the last week before I left for holiday, I was out of eggs, butter and milk. I can't believe I found a recipe to use up pretty much everything in my fridge without compromising the taste.

I think I am winning at my no-waste promise I made to myself earlier this year.

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones

Fresh Cherry and Lemon Scones
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • Coarse sugar (for sprinkling on top)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with a silcone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the lemon zest.
  3. Create a well in the centre, and pour the whipping cream and vanilla into it. Slowly mix it into the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Fold in the cherries.
  5. Place the dough on a well floured surface. Cut the dough in two. Press each section of dough down to create circles. Cut these circles into 4. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top of the scones. Bake in the preheated oven for 13 minutes, or until golden brown.

Adapted from Delightful Repast

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  1. Love the fresh fruit and the unique lemon/cherry combination!

  2. Cherries and lemon are delicious together, but stuffed into a scone? Heck yes! Love these! And they contain no butter or eggs? Crazy and totally #Winning! ♡ Cheers, girl!
    <3 Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

  3. Love these scones Cathleen! Look absolutely delicious:))

  4. Yay for scones! I'm thinking these are the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

  5. Surprisingly, I never have enough fruits leftover at home to bake with, we always finish them too fast! Wish I can have some of those scones, look so lovely!

  6. Awh man! These looks delicious :D I love how you can just mix it all together without a single thought and ta-dah! Scones :D Pitting cherries though, been there done that... But I am sure it was worth the extra effort, they look so nice :) I haven't made scones in the longest times... Gotta change this :)
    I hope you have a great evening! x

  7. I love scones for breakfast!

  8. I love the flavour! It's breakfast time here and I wish I could have a couple of them with my tea :-))

  9. Scones look divine! Loved the Loved the lemon/cherry, sounds like an awesome combo!

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  10. I love cherries!! And with lemon?! YUM!

  11. These sound great! I loove scones

  12. I love scones and fresh cherries. Sadly, it's the middle of February in Northern Ontario... but I'm pretty sure I could use frozen. Hope it works!


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