Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones

2 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. lemon zest
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 Tbls. honey
1/2 c. buttermilk or half and half
1 1/2 c. diced strawberries
1/3 c. all-purpose flour

Honey-Lemon Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbls. honey
2 + Tbls. fresh lemon juice (enough to make glaze a favorable consistency)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and zest in a large bowl. Cut in butter and cream cheese with a pastry bender until crumbs are no larger than a pea.

In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, vanilla, and honey. Make a well in the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture in. Stir until just combined.

Toss diced strawberries with last 1/3 c. flour. Gently, stir berries into dough. Turn out on a lightly floured surface, and knead gently, taking care to keep the strawberries intact. Form into an 8 inch round. (DO NOT ROLL!)

Cut round into 8 even sections, as for a pie. Transfer scones to a parchment covered baking sheet, and bake at 400 F for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove scones to a cooling rack.

Combine glaze ingredients, adding lemon juice slowly. Drizzle over cooled scones.


  1. Tracy,

    These look so good that I'm drooling on my keyboard!

    Quick question: Do you think half and half or buttermilk is better?? You are SO good at scones - would LOVE your opinion.

    Sarah :)

  2. For these, Sarah, I'd use half and half. With the cream cheese, there's plenty of good stuff!

  3. WOAH! That recipe looks incredible - and absolutely deliciously homemade. Thanks for sharing. I know what I'm going to be baking next time I need to pull out all the stops. =)

  4. I have never made scones

  5. I made these this past week while at the beach with some girlfriends - they were a HUGE hit. I used buttermilk (because I have powdered in my fridge and it was easier to pack and just add water to).

    YUMMY!!!! Thanks for posting this!


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