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meyer lemon cream scones

Sunny February days and blooming trees have set my sights fully on spring (these are among the perks of California living!). With balmier afternoons in mind, these soft and plush Meyer lemon cream scones conjure up images of lemon cream clouds.

Meyer Lemon Cream Scones

Topped with a sweet and tangy Meyer lemon drizzle, these scones make for a scrumptious treat. If you’re feeling especially indulgent, serve with a side of mascarpone or homemade Meyer lemon curd.

Meyer Lemon Cream Scones

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Meyer Lemon Cream Scones

Meyer Lemon Cream Scones

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones

Description

Topped with a sweet and tangy lemon drizzle, these soft and pillowy Meyer lemon cream scones make a scrumptious breakfast.


Ingredients

Scones

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

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Glaze

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  1. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Combine sugar and Meyer lemon zest in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute. Whisk together Meyer lemon-sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Combine vanilla extract with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated and a shaggy dough forms – 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 425°F.
  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 17 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 glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, salt, Meyer lemon zest and juice, and heavy cream in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones and let set before serving.

Notes

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.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 215
  • Carbohydrates: 38

Keywords: Meyer Lemon, Lemon, Cream Scone, Scones, Breakfast

More Meyer lemon recipes to try:

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Muffins
Meyer Lemon Brown Butter Bars
Meyer Lemon Earl Grey Tea Cake

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17 Comments

  1. This is probably my favorite scone flavor Laura. You’re making me think spring! Counting the days!

  2. I love the fresh, bright flavors going on in these lovely scones – so perfect for spring (and I am so ready, lol)!

  3. These lush scones filled with lemon goodness have my undivided attention! I only wish I could prod my Meyer Lemon tree to grow faster!

  4. Scones are one of my all time favorite treats.. I’ll take it over a cookie any day! These look scrumptious, Laura and with all that lemon packed in there, I know I’ll get a good sour/tangy kick! Delicious!

  5. Lemon is such a universally well loved flavor. Add it to scones and it’s a definitely winner in my book. Love how easy these scones are to make too!

  6. Jealous of your sunny days. There is still snow EVERYWHERE here in Toronto.
    These scones sound amazing!!

  7. These look so delicious!!! I think we’re on the same page with meyer lemon love!! I can’t get enough of them!! xoxo

  8. Thanks for sending a little bit of sunshine to the east coast with this lovely recipe! Looks like a pure bite of sunshine.

  9. If I had to pick one scone to eat forever, this would be it 🙂 Lovely and you had me at lemon!

  10. Oh wow, such gorgeous scones! I have a Meyer lemon tree on my patio, but it’s not bearing fruit quite yet. I’ll need to grab some from the farmer’s market so I can make these!