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Lemon-Blueberry Scones

Scones, like biscuits, are most tender when handled minimally. So use a soft touch when mixing and patting the dough. The scones can be made the night before, left unbaked and refrigerated. They can go straight from fridge to oven; just add 5 minutes to the baking time.



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2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
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¼ cup granulated sugar
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2 tsp. baking powder
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½ tsp. salt
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3 Tbs. unsalted butter
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½ cup plus 2 Tbs. low-fat buttermilk
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1 tsp. grated lemon zest
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1 tsp. vanilla extract
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1 large egg
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1 cup dried blueberries


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheet. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Mix buttermilk, zest, vanilla and egg in medium bowl. Stir in dried blueberries. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).
  3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Pat into 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out dough. Form scraps into more scones. Place 1/2 inch apart on baking sheet. (If making ahead, stop here, wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate.) Brush tops with milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
  4.  Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until tops are lightly browned.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
48 g
40 mg
330 mg
3 g
16 g
Makes 16 scones

Comments on this Recipe

I've found dried blueberries by President's Choice in an Independent grocery store, here in Ontario, Canada:) I'm going to try these this morning!

can you use fresh blueberries?

i don`t think i`ve ever seen dried blueberries .. ? will have a look around, though as these sound good.

These are sooo easy and sooo delicious! I can't stop making them! The only change I made to speed up production (for my large family) was to make two discs and then cut them up "pie style" into 16 triangular scones.

I used fresh blueberries and it worked fine.

Hmm, how can this recipe be VEGAN if it uses Buttermilk and eggs...and Oh yes...BUTTER!! and "milk"! wondering! S. Shur


hmmm, who said it was vegan?? vegetarian isn't the same as vegan, vegetarians still eat dairy..

hmmm...cant see where it says vegan, vegetarian isn't the same as vegan. Vegetarians eat dairy, vegans do not.

I found dried blueberries at Trader Joe however they are very expensive. Amazon.com sells many brands of dried blueberries but again the price is high.

Try nuts.com for the blueberries they have very good prices and organic. The recipe does say vegetarian and not vegan.