Raspberry Cream Scones

Soft and tender raspberry cream scones make the perfect breakfast! Sprinkled with sugar and baked until golden, you’ll love this easy raspberry scone recipe. Recipe makes 14 scones.

Raspberry Cream Scones

Julia Child famously once said, “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” She’s right, of course, which is why I switched from butter to heavy cream for my go-to scone recipe. Using heavy cream means ultra-flaky, perfectly soft scones every time, and these raspberry cream scones are no exception!

Dotted with the prettiest raspberries and perfumed with almond extract, there’s nothing quite so fine as summer berries baked into tender cream scones. Serve warm with your morning coffee and enjoy!

Raspberry Cream Scones

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Raspberry Cream Scones

Raspberry Cream Scones

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Soft and tender raspberry cream scones make the perfect breakfast! Sprinkled with sugar and baked until golden, you’ll love this easy raspberry scone recipe. Recipe makes 14 scones.



  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream


  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange raspberries 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, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine almond extract with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated. Add raspberries 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 cut each circle into 7 wedges. Chill baking sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes while preheating oven to 425°F.
  4. Pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them. Brush scones with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. 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 sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool.


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: Raspberry, Scones, Cream Scones, Breakfast

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  1. Laura, I’m not afraid of butter or cream! But I’m definitely going to try your go to scone base. The texture of these is amazing. And I LOVE raspberries! Lovely photos as always! 🙂

  2. I’ve never had a cream scone before! What a delicious idea, Laura!! Will have to try these beauties soon!!

  3. Love raspberries in anything, and these scones sound delicious! I love how you add almond extract to your summer recipes! Well said 🙂

  4. On this brisk, foggy morning nothing looks better than one of these berry scones and a steaming hot cup of tea!

  5. Seriously these are so amazing. Loving the combo and I cannot wait to make it sometime, pinned for later. So good.

  6. A wise woman. Cream, yes, but a favorite combination of mine too is butter AND cream! These look absolutely divine. Scones make me weak in the knees!

  7. Scones with fruit are one of my favourite sweet treats in the Summer. Will be trying these 🙂

  8. I’ll definitely need to try these no butter scones Laura. Love the raspberries and I love the addition of the almond extract. Bet these are delicious!