Fruit Scones

Welcome to a timeless recipe for Classic Fruit Scones. These scones are perfect for afternoon tea, breakfast, or a sweet snack. They are light, fluffy, and filled with your favorite dried fruits. Follow this detailed guide to create delicious fruit scones that everyone will love.


Before we start, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients for the fruit scones.

For the Scones:

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) whole milk or heavy cream, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (150g) mixed dried fruits (raisins, currants, sultanas, or dried cranberries)
  • Zest of one lemon or orange (optional, for added flavor)


Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in the Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add Dried Fruits and Zest: Stir in the mixed dried fruits and lemon or orange zest (if using) until evenly distributed.
  5. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk (or heavy cream), egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. The dough should be slightly sticky but not overly wet.

Step 2: Shaping the Scones

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