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Cherry Almond Scones

Cherry Almond Scones

Cherry almond scones. That’s what we’re talking about today. Tonight I am attending a birthday tea party. What says tea party more than scones? NOTHING. Maybe it’s the tea. Maybe it is my newfound addiction to Downton Abbey. Maybe it is that they have FLOUR in them and I miss it SO MUCH but scones are my new best friend.

Scones are delicious, for sure. Those delicious sweet biscuits are always a winner with me. I love them on their own, or with tea, milk, or coffee. They’re one of the best sweet teats out there, in my opinion.

But cherry almond scones. Oh, boy. Cherry almond scones are a completely different level. That buttery, sweet biscuit base with plump, sweet and tart cherries and almond flavor combine to create something that your mouth will be begging for more of after you have one.

Delicious Cherry Almond Scones

I love all things cherry and I have found that almond flavor is the perfect accompaniment. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any slivered almonds on hand but I did have almond extract. That worked nicely. These scones use frozen cherries that I keep in the freezer for smoothies so they were a treat that didn’t even require a trip to the store. WIN!

Iced cherry almond scones on parchment paper

These cherry almond scones are perfect for almost any occasion. Brunch with the girls, baby and wedding showers, potlucks, holiday get-togethers – whatever the occasion, these scones are always a welcome addition.

They’re easy to make, and they are so, so good with that cherry and almond flavor throughout. It only takes a few minutes to get these scones ready to bake in the oven, so they’re an easy recipe for any occasion, even a weeknight!

Serving These Scones

These scones are best when they’re nice and warm. Serve them alongside coffee, tea, or even milk. They’re a simple treat that is served simply. Simplicity is what it’s all about with these scones, and that’s a nice change of pace.

Storing Scones

These cherry almond scones will last from one to 2 days at room temperature in an air-tight container. If kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, these scones will last for about a week. For longer storage, you can store scones in the freezer for about a month. To reheat, simply put them in the oven at 300 degrees for five to ten minutes.

Cherry Almond Scones – Your New Favorite

Give these cherry almond scones a try, and I’m sure you’ll find that they’re your new favorite sweet treat. With a buttery and sweet biscuit base, a pop of cherry goodness, and delicious almond flavor throughout, these cherry almond scones are so good everyone will be asking for more.

Almond and Cherry Scones

Cherry Almond Scones

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Perfect for tea time! These almond cherry scone are the perfect treat for company. 

Ingredients

Scones

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut in to cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup butter milk, or 1 1/2 cup milk plus 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and cut in half

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. With two knives or a pastry blender, cut the butter in to the flour mixture until the butter is in small crumbs throughout the mixture.
  5. Add the buttermilk and almond extract to the flour mixture and stir.
  6. Gently fold in the cherries (don't stir too hard or it the batter will turn pink).
  7. Drop onto the prepared cookie sheets. I used a large cookie scoop.
  8. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before you remove them to a wire rack to complete cooling.
  10. While the scones are cooling, in a small bowl mix glaze ingredients together.
  11. Drizzle over cooled scones using a fork.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 41gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

Cherry almond scones on parchment paper

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