Lemon Blackberry Scones

It’s been feeling like spring around here lately, so I decided to make some Lemon Blackberry Scones.  I wanted to use some ingredients that reminded me of warm weather, i.e. lemon and blackberry.  You could also use raspberries or blueberries in place of the blackberries or whatever fruit that you like.  I made a lemon glaze and drizzled it over the tops.  These scones were scrumptious and perfect with a cup of tea or as an after-dinner treat.  Enjoy!


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk and lemon zest until blended and set aside.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter pieces to the bowl with the dry ingredients and cut the butter into the flour using two forks or a pastry cutter, until the largest butter pieces are the size of small peas.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently fold together with a spatula until a sticky dough has formed.  Gently fold in the blackberries.
  5. Transfer the dough to a well floured work surface and pat into a disc about 8″ in diameter (dough will be stick).  Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar and slice the disc into 8 wedges.
  6. Place the scones on the baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on top, about 18-20 minutes.  Let cool completely before frosting.
  7. Meanwhile, mix the confectioner’s sugar with the lemon zest.  Add 1 tbsp of milk and stir to combine.  If frosting is too dry, add another tbsp of milk (1 at a time) until desired consistency is reached.  Drizzle over cooled scones.


Filed under Baked Goods, Breakfast, Desserts

14 responses to “Lemon Blackberry Scones

  1. lemon and blackberry is a favorite combination of mine – so lovely to put them in scones – delish!
    Mary x

  2. Ooh.. these scones would be perfect for breakfast.

  3. I absolutely love scones more than pancakes, waffles, muffins, anything else! Lemon and berries (any berries) is always my pick. Your photos totally made me drool. I need to learn making scones soon!

  4. I loooovvvee scones! Yours look incredible and I wish I had one or two right now. Love the lemon and blackberry combination. YUM! 🙂

  5. These look so, so good! Like everyone else I am too, am a huge fan of the lemon/blueberry combo 🙂


  6. Lemon and blackberry, what are you, some kind of evil genius or something? LOVE it!

  7. These look delish. I just love scones, must try this one. TFS

  8. I’m in love with scones. I’ve only just started mixing flavors together (I was very vanilla, making the main ingredient of a muffin, cake, etc. just one flavor) so this recipe is intriguing to me. It sounds lovely.

  9. YUM! Love lemons and blackberries together. And, happen to have a few meyer lemons and a fresh pint of blackberries at home…..it must be fate!

  10. Beth

    Love both of these main ingredients!!! I have blackberry bushes and always looking for recipes to use them in. I have soooooooo many of them!!!!!! Pics look yummy, can’t wait to try.

  11. Carol jaeblon

    I really want to try these but I do not see the ingredients the yogurt amount. I do see it mentioned in the 1st step of the directions.

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