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Easy Lemon Raspberry Scones

Easy Lemon Raspberry Scones

Easy Lemon Raspberry Scones are so easy to make! These Easy Lemon Raspberry Scones are crispy on the outside but tender and moist inside. Great to pair with coffee or tea.

I’ve been curious about making scones for a long time. This is my first attempt and I am very happy with the results. I adapted an old recipe from a vintage cookbook that I have. Yes, I love collecting vintage cookbooks!

These scones are the perfect dessert for busy days. Make them ahead of time and have them ready for breakfast or a quick snack.

The Flavors and Add-Ins

You can make them vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free by simply replacing ingredients. See recipe notes for more details. Also, you can use your favorite add-ins like berries, chips, or nuts to make your scones just follow the base of this recipe. Although I can assure you that lemon and raspberry are the perfect combinations of flavors.

These literally melt in your mouth. I used fresh raspberries and they were a little bit runny but it made my scones more fluffy and moist. Use frozen but not thaw berries of fresh but make sure they are cold. Don’t be scare if they make the dough a little bit sticky and runny, they will bake perfectly if you follow the recipe closely.

Easy Lemon Raspberry Scones

The Ingredients

Let’s talk about the ingredients for making scones. I recommend you to follow this recipe carefully in order to have great results.

It is important to keep scone dough as cold as possible to prevent over-spreading when scones are baking. If they spread they can loose the flaky, moisture and crumbly texture. Using cold ingredients is the key when making scones.

Flourthis recipe calls for 2 cups of all-purpose flour but you will need more to use on your work surface and your hands. Also, you can replace it using a gluten-free flour blend.

Butter – butter is responsible for the flakiness, flavor and crisp edges and the rising part on this recipe. It is important to use frozen grated butter.

Heavy Cream or Buttermilkusing thick liquids for best tasting scones. I made my own buttercream by adding the juice of a lemon to my heavy cream. For vegan scones use a vegan heavy cream, soy milk or coconut milk.

Sugar – feel free to replace the sugar for your favorite sweetener alternative like monk-fruit or splenda. I used 1/2 cup and it was enough for our taste. You can add a few more tablespoons or use less depending on your taste. Using brown sugar works well too. If using brown sugar add it to the wet ingredients and whisk to incorporate.

Baking Powder – I was impress by the amount of baking powder but make sure to add the exact amount. Baking powder adds lift and is another key ingredient.

Egg adds flavor, lift and structure. It can be replace using 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

Flavors you can use the base of this recipe and add your favorite extract or add-ins.


  • I recommend you to refrigerate the dough for a few hours before baking. This will prevent the scones to spread while baking. These scones stay fresh at room temperature for about two days.
  • Freeze the baked and cooled scones inside a ziplock bag or airtight container, before adding the glaze. To thaw simply leave them over the counter for a few hours or overnight.

I hope you give my recipe a try and love it as much as we did! Let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!


Hey there! Welcome to The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m Mariela, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind The Hungry Dragonfly!

I share vegetarian and vegan recipes that are simple to follow and require friendly ingredients that are easy to find. Because life is about having a balance. I create healthy recipes and also some comforting dishes, as well. What else can you find here on my blog? I share seasonal baking recipes and tips, lifestyle ideas, pet friendly road trips and coffee shops.

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  1. Estaban riquísimos!! Quiero más!! 🙂

    1. Gracias 🙏🏼 te preparo pronto!!

  2. Jeremy says:

    They were very delicious and very easy to make!

    1. Muchas gracias 🙏🏼

  3. Xaymara says:

    Se ve espectacular 👌

    1. Muchas gracias 🙏🏼

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