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Easy and Delicious Fresh Strawberry Scones Recipe

These fresh strawberry scones are moist, buttery, tender, and bursting with fresh strawberries. Bring on the sunshine and warmer weather. They are the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, snacking, or dessert.

I first had these delicious scones at work. Whenever we had early morning meetings and training courses for larger groups of people, there would often be some sort of breakfast food. Coffee, juice water, fruit, yogurt, and these scones. I’m telling you; no one is excited to attend a training or early morning meeting. But once we knew these scones would be served, we made sure to get there early so we could enjoy one with our morning coffee. True story. Yes, they are truly that good!

Well, guess what? I was able to snag the recipe since I was the dean of the culinary program at that time.  

Are Scones Hard to Make?

Making scones is easy. There’s really nothing to it. The best part is once you have this basic scone recipe, it can be made many ways. Everything from savory biscuits to sweeter dessert scones.

Easy and Delicious Fresh Strawberry Scones Recipe


Can You Use Frozen Strawberries to Make Scones?

For this scone recipe, I prefer to use fresh strawberries. In most recipes, you can swap frozen berries for fresh berries. However, I have found when making these biscuits that the frozen berries release too much liquid and the result is just not the same. So, I recommend using fresh strawberries for this recipe.

Summer is Strawberry Season

Around here, strawberry season is almost upon us. Our neighbors go strawberry picking every year and always bring us quite a bit. I love making these scones.  Nowadays, you can find fresh strawberries in the grocery store year-round. However, there is just something about freshly picked strawberries. They are extra tasty when strawberries are ripe and juicy!

These homemade scones are perfect for a morning treat or afternoon tea. Enjoy!

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Easy and Delicious Fresh Strawberry Scones Recipe

These fresh strawberry scones are moist, buttery, tender, and bursting with fresh strawberries. Bring on the sunshine and warmer weather. They are the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, snacking, or dessert.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery recipe, bread recipe, copycat, fruit recipe, quick bread, Strawberry recipe
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 371kcal

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For the scones

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk for brushing on the top
  • ½ Tablespoon Coarse Sugar to sprinkle on the top

For the vanilla glaze, optional

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract or lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare Dry Ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Cut in the Butter. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • Mix the Wet Ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
    1/2 Cup Heavy Cream, 1 Large Egg, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract, 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
  • Shape the Scone Dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat it into a 1-inch thick circle. Using a knife or a dough cutter, cut the circle into 8 wedges.
  • Preparing the Scones for Baking. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart. Brush with milk and sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
    1 Tablespoon Milk, ½ Tablespoon Coarse Sugar
  • Bake the Scones. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Pro Tip. All ovens seem to heat a bit differently, so start checking for doneness at 15 minutes. Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack.
  • Prepare the Glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more cream until you reach the desired consistency.
    1 Cup Powdered Sugar, 1-2 Tablespoons Milk, 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Glaze the Scones. Once the scones have cooled slightly, drizzle the glaze over the top.
  • Enjoy your strawberry scones warm or at room temperature.

Your Own Private Notes


Flavor Variations

Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the dough for a bright citrus flavor that pairs well with strawberries.
Mix in a handful of white chocolate chips for an extra indulgent treat.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg

Pro Tips for Making the Best Scones

Use Cold Ingredients

Butter. Keep your butter very cold. You can even freeze it for a few minutes before using it. Cold butter creates flaky layers in the scones.

Cream and Egg. Ensure your cream and egg are also cold to help keep the dough firm and prevent the butter from melting too quickly.

Do Not Overmix the Scone Dough

Mix the dough just until the ingredients come together for tender scones. Overmixing can lead to tough scones. The dough should be slightly crumbly but should hold together when pressed.

Handle the Dough Gently

When folding in the strawberries and shaping the dough, be gentle to avoid crushing the berries and releasing too much juice.

Use Fresh Strawberries

Fresh, ripe strawberries provide the best flavor and texture. Make sure they are dry before adding them to the dough to prevent excess moisture.

Homemade Scones with Berries on Cutting Board

Chill the Dough

After shaping the scones, you can chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before baking. This helps the scones keep their shape and enhances the flaky texture.

Flour Your Surface and Tools

Lightly flour your work surface and any tools (like the knife or dough cutter) to prevent the dough from sticking and to make handling easier.

Uniform Size

Cut scones into uniform sizes to ensure they bake evenly. Use a sharp knife or a dough cutter for clean cuts. Shape into a round disc and cut into 8 triangle shaped portions.

Avoid Overcrowding When Baking

Leave enough space between each scone on the baking sheet to allow for proper air circulation and even baking.

Adjust Baking Time

Keep an eye on the scones as they bake. Ovens can vary, so check a few minutes before the recommended baking time. They are done when golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Fresh Glaze

If you prefer a thicker glaze, use less cream. For a thinner glaze, add a bit more cream. Glaze the scones when they are still slightly warm for the best result.

Flavor Variations

Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the dough for a bright citrus flavor that pairs well with strawberries.

Mix in a handful of white chocolate chips for an extra indulgent treat.

Freshly Baked Strawberry Scones

What is the Best Way to Store Freshly Baked Strawberry Scones?

Store scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. They can also be frozen for up to a month. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

Storage Tips.

Allow the scones to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. This prevents condensation from forming, which can make them soggy.

Place the cooled scones in an airtight container. You can use a plastic container, a resealable plastic bag, or wrap them individually in plastic wrap.

Layer with Parchment Paper. If you need to stack the scones, place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.

Can you Refrigerate Scones?

Yes, they will last in the refrigerator 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out. This helps preserve their moisture and freshness.

Can you Freeze Baked Scones?

Yes, freezing is a great way to store them up to 1 month. I recommend wrapping each one individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This prevents freezer burning and keeps them from sticking together. It’s also easier to grab just one or two without them all sticking together.

After wrapping, place the scones in a large resealable freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing. Label and date the bag with the date to keep track of how long they’ve been stored and what is inside the bag.

How to Reheat Scones?

From Room Temperature or Refrigeration

Oven Method. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the scones on a baking sheet and warm them for about 5-10 minutes.

Microwave Method. Place a scone on a microwave-safe plate and heat on medium power for 20-30 seconds. Be careful not to overheat, as this can make the scone tough.

From Frozen

Thaw and Reheat. Thaw the scones at room temperature for 1-2 hours. Once thawed, reheat using the oven or microwave methods mentioned above.

Reheat Directly from Frozen. If you’re in a hurry, you can reheat scones directly from the freezer. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for about 15 minutes or until warmed through.

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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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