This blackberry scone recipe comes with an unexpected yet utterly delightful twist: fresh lime! Unsure of the combination? Try it for yourself in the form of these flaky, buttery treats. Drizzle with a delightful homemade glaze, and all you need is a pot of hot tea and a group of friends. Serve to a breakfast crowd, for a light brunch or as a grab-and-go, anytime treat.
Blackberry Lime Scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 246 kcal
- 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 stick unsalted butter cut into 1/4-inch cubes, frozen
- 1/2 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 tsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
Add frozen butter cubes to dry ingredient mixture, and use hands or a pastry cutter to work butter into flour until you have pea-sized clumps of butter coated in flour.
In liquid measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, egg, lime juice and lime zest. Pour mixture into bowl with butter and flour.
Add blackberries and gently stir with wooden spoon or hands until dough just comes together. (Note: Avoid overmixing to prevent tough scones.)
Transfer dough to lightly floured work surface and shape into a disc about 8 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. (Note: Dough should be slightly sticky. If dough is dry, add buttermilk 1 Tbsp. at a time. If dough is too wet, add flour. Use floured hands to work with dough.)
Use bench scraper or sharp knife to divide disc into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges on parchment-lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Remove scones from fridge and brush with buttermilk. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on bottom and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool fully before adding glaze.
To make glaze, in small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. For thicker icing, add more sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time. For thinner icing with drizzle consistency, add more milk 1 Tbsp. at a time.
When scones are cool, drizzle with glaze and serve.
Blackberry Lime Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 83IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.