blueberry lemon cream scones

The most summery breakfast must be a platter of pillowy blueberry lemon cream scones, golden and still warm from the oven. Scented with lemon and filled with pockets of bursting blueberries, these are scones for beach picnics and mornings at the lake and wherever your travels take you.

Blueberry Lemon Cream Scones

Finished with a sweet drizzle of lemon butter glaze, these beauties are an irresistible breakfast treat!

Blueberry Lemon Cream Scones

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Blueberry Lemon Cream Scones

Blueberry Lemon Cream Scones

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Scented with lemon and filled with pockets of bursting blueberries, these tender blueberry lemon cream scones make the perfect breakfast!



  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream


  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange blueberries in a single layer; freeze for 1 hour. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine vanilla with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated. Add blueberries and gently fold in just until a shaggy dough forms – if needed, add 2 more tablespoons cream.
  3. Divide dough in half and turn out on a lightly floured board. Use lightly floured hands to pat each half into a 6-inch circle. Place the two circles of dough on prepared baking sheets and chill baking sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes while preheating oven to 425°F.
  4. Cut each circle into 7 wedges and pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them. Brush scones with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 25 to 26 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until tops are set, edges are beginning to turn golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool scones for 5 minutes on baking sheets before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together melted butter, salt, Meyer lemon zest and juice, and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones and let set before serving.


Baking powder: Use an aluminum-free baking powder to keep your scones from turning blue.

Make ahead: Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream and bake directly from the freezer, adding 1-2 minutes to baking time. For longer storage, transfer frozen scones to a freezer bag until ready to use.

Keywords: Blueberry, Lemon, Glaze

Blueberry Lemon Cream Scones

More blueberry recipes to try:

Classic Blueberry Galette
Blueberry Streusel Bread
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

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  1. These look amazing! My husband and I are obsessed with english high tea, but I’m always afraid I’m going have a baking fail if make homemade scones. I think I will have to try this recipe though!

    1. Thanks Jill, hope you love them! Cream scones are my absolute go-to, and they are so simple! 🙂

  2. Blueberry and lemon is one of my favourite flavour combos! Interestingly, we don’t get it much in Australia but I saw it in America a lot and that’s when I started making it . Lovely looking scones Laura!

  3. It’s local blueberry season! This fab recipe is a perfect way to celebrate the season!

  4. Beautiful blueberry scones! I adore cream scones – especially with a slightly buttery citrus sugar glaze – when it comes to blueberries and other berries in scones. Such a great breakfast or brunch treat. Thanks for sharing, Laura!

  5. Cream scones are my absolute favourite! Loving this lemon blueberry combination 🙂

    1. Hi Lisa, I like to flash freeze my fruit for an hour before mixing in because the dough is somewhat sticky – it’s much easier to pat the dough out into circles without the berries splitting and juicing out. Hope that helps! 🙂

  6. You know my love for scones Laura! These will most definitely be added to my baking list!

  7. I love this combination and your scones look so perfect! Scones will forever remind me of our time baking together 🙂