Lemon Blueberry Scones

Fresh Lemon Blueberry Scones and Homemade Jam

These lemon blueberry scones are the perfect start to the morning, a great break for a refreshing mid-afternoon snack or a tasty after dinner dessert. They have a light, tangy kick and are perfect with a little butter, lemon curd or lavender blueberry jelly. I purchased a wonderful Lavender Blueberry Jelly from Scott County Lavender Farm in Virginia, while it isn’t listed in their online store I’m sure they’d send some if you asked.

  • The drop style and sugar topping give these scones nice, crusty tops. They will last for days, and can be frozen, but are best fresh out of the oven. Reheat in a toaster for the same warm, crispy taste.

    2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (plus 4 Tbsp Raw Sugar for sprinkling tops)
    1 tbsp Baking Powder
    2 Lemons
    1/4 tsp Salt
    1 tsp Culinary Lavender (optional)
    6 tbsp cold Butter, cut into small pieces
    1 1/2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
    1/3 Cup Heavy Cream
    1/3 Cup Buttermilk (plus 2 Tbsp for coating dough before baking)*
    2 Eggs
    1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

    *You can use heavy cream in place of the buttermilk if needed.

    1. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, zest of 2 lemons (retain 1 lemon for juice), finely ground lavender and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter (or form or 2 knives) until mixture is fine.
    3. In a small bowl whisk together fresh squeezed juice from 1 lemon, eggs, cream, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly stir into dry ingredients until a moist dough forms. Gently fold in fresh blueberries.
    4. Spoon dough onto parchment. Shape into rough triangles. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    5. Brush dough with remaining buttermilk, and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until scones are golden. Serve warm. Enjoy!


    1. L. Walker says:

      Where do you find the lavender? Looked for it when making the brownies and had no luck

      • Jes says:

        Hi Lauren, I have found it at Whole Foods and New Seasons on occasion. I often buy it in bulk when I’m lucky enough to visit a lavender farm during my travels. This past week I purchased some online through a vendor on Etsy, Realist Mermaid – http://www.etsy.com/listing/69594176/organic-french-lavender-perfect-for. I also ordered some of her homemade marshmallows – Yum!

        • L. Walker says:

          These are really good!! I’ll have to track down the lavender next time

          • Jes says:

            I’m glad you like them! By the way, if you ever make the lavender brownies be sure to use the recipe on this site. I just realized the one I sent out for the family cookbook says “1 cup of Lavender” – that is a major typo! Way too much lavender!

            • L Walker says:

              I’ve made the brownies a few times, to raving reviews from friends, but was not able to find the lavender (fortunately!). I’m noting my family book!

    2. Tim says:

      Yikes! How is it that I gain 5lbs just visiting your site everyday????

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