Peach Scones

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Peach Scones- fluffy, buttery scones dotted with fresh peaches and finished with a sweet honey vanilla glaze. These homemade scones are going to become your new favorite breakfast treat. 

Peach scones with vanilla glaze

Millions of peaches, peaches for me! I feel like we have millions of peaches, thanks to our trees. We’ve picked SO many peaches. I have been eating at least one every day, sometimes two. I made a batch of peach salsa, peach butter, baked peach oatmeal, but that still didn’t make a dent in our peach supply.

To use up a few more peaches, I baked up a batch of Peach Scones. I really, really love a good scone! If you’ve tried my strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry scones you know my scones are perfection and these peach scones are right up there with the rest. 

I love making these scones when peaches are in season. You can’t beat a ripe, juicy peach, especially when you add them to buttery scone dough. Yum, a delightful summer treat! 

The scones are sweet, tender, soft, and the honey vanilla glaze is the perfect finishing touch. 

Peach scone recipe

How to Make Peach Scones

It might seem like a fancy thing to bake, but scones are actually pretty easy! Here are a few tips to help you make perfect scones every time!

  • Make sure you use COLD butter to make scones. I leave my butter in the fridge right until it’s time to use it. You can also put the butter in the freezer for a bit if your butter is too warm.
  • Using your hands or a pastry blender, work quickly to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients. Go as fast as you can–you don’t want the butter to start melting! Mix until you’ve got a coarse meal. A few larger lumps of butter are just fine!
  • In a separate small bowl whisk 1 cup of heavy cream and the vanilla, then pour it over the flour/butter mixture. Stir it with a spatula, but only until a dough begins to form.
  • Gently fold in the peaches. They will be juicy so don’t over mix or the dough will get soggy.
  • Sprinkle a bit of flour onto a clean counter top and move the dough there. Knead it by hand until it forms a ball, but no longer! Just like with the mixing, we don’t want to overwork the dough.
  • Pat the ball of dough into a circle about 1-inch tall. Use a sharp knife to cut it into 8 triangles, just like you’d cut a pizza!
  • Put the scones on the prepared baking sheet and put them in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes so the butter can get cold before baking. This will prevent the scones from spreading while baking.
  • Brush the scones them with a bit of heavy cream.
  • Bake in your preheated 400 degree F oven for 18-23 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.
  • They’ll look a little bit golden brown on the bottoms and edges. Leave them on the baking sheet to cool for 5 minutes before scooting them over to a wire cooling rack.
  • The finishing touch? A delicious honey vanilla glaze! While the scones cool, whisk confectioner’s sugar, honey, vanilla, and milk until it’s smooth, then drizzle it over the cooled scones. It’s heaven on a plate!
Peach scones with honey vanilla glaze

What to Serve with Peach Scones

Breakfast is about to get INCREDIBLE. Try one of these delicious breakfast recipes to go with your warm, fresh scones!

How to Store

These scones are best the day they are made, but you can keep them in an airtight container for up to 2 days on the counter. If you live in a humid climate, you can loosely cover them so they don’t get too moist in the container. 

You can also freeze scones. You can freeze the scone dough, after they have been cut into triangles. Store in a freezer container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. You can also freeze baked scones. Let the scones cool completely and freeze in a freezer container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. 

These scones make the perfect afternoon snack. Sit down and enjoy a special sweet treat. Serve with tea, grab a good book, or just ponder the good things in life. These peach scones are guaranteed to make any day a little more “peachy.” ENJOY!

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Peach Scones with Honey Vanilla Glaze

Fluffy, buttery scones dotted with fresh peaches and finished with a sweet honey vanilla glaze. These homemade scones are going to become your new favorite breakfast treat. 

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Total Time
48 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
8

Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing the scones
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced fresh peeled peaches

For the honey vanilla glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or your hands, quickly cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few larger butter lumps.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid ingredients over the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until dough begins to form. Don’t over mix. Gently fold in the peaches.
  5. Transfer dough to a floured countertop and gently knead dough by hand just until it forms a ball. Don’t overwork the dough. Form scones by patting the dough into a 1-inch thick circle. Use a sharp knife to cut the scones into 8 triangles.
  6. Place scones on prepared baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  7. Remove the scones from the freezer. Using a pastry brush, brush scones lightly with the additional heavy cream. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes, or until scones are golden brown on the bottom and around the edges. Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

  8. While the scones are cooling, make the honey vanilla glaze. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar, honey, vanilla, and milk together until smooth.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones. Serve.

Recipe Notes

The scones are best the day they are made, but you can keep them in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.

This recipe was updated in 2020. 

Nutrition Facts
Peach Scones with Honey Vanilla Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 762IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photos by Molly, Yes to Yolks.

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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These sound delicious. I love the cinnamon and almond you’ve added. Peach time is just wonderful! I’m headed down to Payson on Saturday and can’t wait to pick some up 🙂

  2. Wow, these look amazing! Dessert without the guilt. Although, come to think of it, they would be excellent in a bowl with a few more peaches on top, warmed up, and a scoop of ice cream. Mmmmmmm….

  3. We barely ever have peaches in our house, so when we got some, I knew I wanted to make peach scones with a cinnamon sugar flavor, and I came across your site. These turned out great and very moist! One of the only changes I made was to use 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup melted butter (cooled) in replace of the heavy cream. I used 3/4 cup of this mixture in the scones and brushed the rest on top. I also used 1/2 tsp cinnamon in the scones, because I love cinnamon in baked goods. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Made them this morning…the batter was super moist and very messy to work with. I had to add 1 cup extra flour to be able to knead the dough and roll out. I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1 tsp vanilla for extra flavor. Didn’t use glaze bc we don’t like extra sugar. Good flavor but doughy

  5. Made this today but used half buttermilk and cream and nectarines instead of peaches. Still delicious! Once they cool I may try some of that glaze but I was too hungry to wait this Sunday morning. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Maria! I made these as a thank you gift for our neighbors who looked after our house on a recent trip out of town, and they COULD NOT stop raving about them! She begged for the recipe and is making a batch for her family who is visiting this weekend. Thanks so much for making us the hit of the neighborhood with this great recipe!

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