The BEST Scone Recipe: Lemon, Blueberry, Strawberry with Poppyseed Glaze

I’m excited to start a new week with a new recipe. Scones are delicious and perfect for every (and any) occasion.

These scones are similar something called Blueberry Buckle that I used to eat when I was in college—stay tuned, I’m working on that recipe for you too— and once I created these little beauties I knew they were too good not to share.

They’re quick and easy to make, and the kids love them! These scones are:

  • Moist & soft inside
  • Sweet and tangy
  • Flaky & buttery
  • Delicious

The Best Scone Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of cold salted butter, grated on a box grater
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 6 strawberries sliced into quarters
  • zest of 1 lemon

For The Lemon Poppyseed Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Juice from half of a fresh lemon (set the zest aside)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add the grated butter and stir until just combined. Add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Last of all fold in the zest and berries

Step 2:

Place the dough on the counter and pat into a 1 inch thick rectangle. cut into 6-8 squares or triangles.

Step 3:

Place pieces about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Brush each piece with buttermilk. Bake until golden brown 13-17 minutes. If your oven bakes unevenly you can rotate and switch the sheets around halfway through. Drizzle glaze after the scones have cooled for ten minutes.

Step 4:

To make the glaze melt the butter, add powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and water. Add a little more sugar if you desire a thicker glaze. Stir in the zest and poppyseeds. Drizzle over (or dip in!) the scones.

Serve warm and enjoy! This is definitely a delicious lemon and berry scone recipe, sure to become a favorite with your family.

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