citrus honeycomb scones

If you could bottle up the spring season into a single recipe, I’m certain you’d find yourself with a fresh batch of citrus honeycomb scones. Raw honeycomb melts into the golden cream scones, giving each heavenly bite a lovely floral flavor. A touch of citrus zest (I used tangerine zest; orange or Meyer lemon would work equally well) adds nice brightness.

Citrus Honeycomb Scones

Topped with a sweet white chocolate drizzle, these tender scones taste like the best spring afternoon and are utterly blissful down to the last crumb. Find raw honeycomb at your nearest specialty food store, farmers’ market, or online.

Citrus Honeycomb Scones

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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp tangerine or orange zest
  • 3 oz raw honeycomb, chopped (use raw honeycomb not packed in honey)


  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped


  1. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Combine vanilla extract with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream and citrus zest; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated. Add chopped honeycomb and gently fold in just until a shaggy dough forms โ€“ if needed, add 2 more tablespoons cream.
  2. 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 cut each circle into 7 wedges. Chill baking sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes while preheating oven to 425ยฐF.
  3. Pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them, and brush lightly with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 16 to 18 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.
  4. For the topping, place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat chocolate in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth (about 1 1/2 minutes). Transfer to a small piping bag and drizzle over scones; let set before serving.


Make ahead: Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream, sprinkle with sugar, 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.

Recipe inspired by Orange Blossom Honeycomb Scones from the March/April 2018 issue of Bake From Scratch.

Keywords: Citrus, Honeycomb, Scone, Cream Scone, White Chocolate

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  1. What a perfect scone to welcome spring Laura! Bet they’re just delicious! Love the added tangerine zest!

  2. Such a fabulous way to enjoy honeycomb! These lush scones would brighten any spring day.

  3. Oh, my gosh, just look at these perfect scones! We were gifted some honeycomb and I had no idea what to do with it. Pinning this to bake and share with my girlfriends!

  4. How gorgeous are these scones! I thought at first they were the sweet confectionary honeycomb but I prefer this kind ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Absolutely delicious! I’ve made them twice this week and people keep finding excuses to come visit. ๐Ÿ˜ A+ recipe!

  6. What are your thoughts on butter/cream scones vs. just cream? I’m leery of leaving out the butter but know that’s how lots of traditional recipes are written. Anyone have opinions on taste difference?

    1. Hi Emily, I’ve always found cream scones to be very flaky and tender (and I haven’t missed the butter ๐Ÿ™‚). I’d love to hear if you give them a try!