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Blueberry Scones

Moist and tender blueberry scones with a sweet streusel topping and vanilla glaze! The perfect scone recipe for breakfast or brunch!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keywords blueberry scones, scone recipe
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 532 kcal

Ingredients

For the streusel topping:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

For the blueberry scones:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries

For the vanilla glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. To make the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter. Mix together with your fingers until the butter is incorporated and the mixture resembles large crumbs. Put in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. To make the scones: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the pieces of cold butter to the dry ingredients and lightly toss until all of the pieces are coated. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, quickly cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is pebbly. You want there to still be little chunks of butter, about pea size. Don't over mix.
  6. Pour the cream mixture over the dry ingredients and use a fork to gently stir together. Don't over stir, the mixture will be wet and sticky. Gently stir in the blueberries. Still in the bowl, knead the dough a few times until the dough comes together.
  7. Place the scone dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently pat and shape the dough into a 3/4-1-inch thick circle. Use a sharp knife to cut the scones into 8 even triangles. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the remaining heavy cream. Remove the streusel from the refrigerator and sprinkle the scones generously with streusel topping. Lightly press the topping into the scones. Place the scones on the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes before baking.
  8. Remove the scones from the freezer and place the baking sheet in the oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 17-22 minutes or until the tops and edges are golden brown and the scones are set but still slightly soft in the center. Remove from the oven and let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  9. While the scones are cooling, make the glaze. In medium bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth, if the glaze is too thick, you can add a little more milk.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 266mg11%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.