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Strawberry Scones

March 5, 2020 (Last Updated: March 30, 2020)

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Fresh strawberries make these strawberry scones extra delicious! These scones are perfect for breakfast, brunch or teatime and  are perfect by themselves or with a bit of jam. Make these delicious scones during strawberry season when the berries are at their peak of flavor. 

Strawberry Scones served on a breakfast table.

Spring is in the air and I’m finding delicious ripe strawberries in the store! I can’t resist those delicious strawberries and find myself buying some every time I’m at the store.  I’m celebrating spring with these strawberry scones!

Baked scones on a baking sheet.

Scones are perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack with tea! I have to be honest though….these never make it past breakfast in my house.

They are gone as soon as they come out of the oven. Maybe if I made them later in the day, they’d last past breakfast!

Do I have to use heavy cream?

No, you do not have to use heavy cream. You can use half and half instead. Heavy cream, or whipping cream makes the scones very tender and soft. They make the scones richer, but I think it makes the scones more indulgent. The cream is also brushed on top of the dough just before baking. It helps the scones turn a lovely golden color and helps the sprinkled sugar stick to the scones. 

How to make scones

  • Combine flour, sugar and baking powder
  • Add butter and mix in with a pastry blender or your fingers until mixture resembles small peas
  • Add fresh strawberries
  • Add heavy cream
  • Knead together a few times, just until dough comes together
  • Form into a circle
  • Slice into wedges
  • Place wedges on a lined baking sheet
  • Brush with cream 
  • Sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake

Strawberry Scones on a baking sheet ready for the oven.

Do I need to grease my baking sheet when baking scones?

I have just started baking on a silicone baking mat and I love it! If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, don’t worry! I have used parchment paper for baking scones for years. If you don’t have either, you will want to grease your baking sheet lightly or the scones will stick.


Scones with fresh strawberries on a small white plate.

I hope you are enjoying spring weather and fresh strawberries right now!

If you are looking for other great scone recipes , try these cranberry sconesraspberry scones and eggnog scones!

While  strawberries are in season you will want to make this Strawberry French Toast, Strawberry Swiss Roll, Strawberry Shortcake or this Strawberry Bread.

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Scones with bits of strawberries baked inside the scone.

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This recipe was originally published in March of 2017.  

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones made with fresh strawberries.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 321 kcal


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Cold Butter (Cut into small pieces)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries (Cut into small pieces)
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Cream

For Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar


  • In large bowl mix flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Add butter and mix in with a pastry blender or your fingers.
  • Add strawberries and mix lightly.
  • Add heavy cream and mix with a fork just until the mixture comes together. 
  • Use your hands to knead just once or twice to further incorporate the ingredients together. Do not overwork dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, pat out into an 8 inch circle.
  • Cut into 8 wedges.
  • Carefully move wedges to a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Place wedges about 1/4" apart.
  • Brush with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool on a baking rack. 


If dough is too dry you can add up to 2 Tablespoons heavy cream.


Serving: 1SliceCalories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 645IUVitamin C: 10.7mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1.6mg
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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 10, 2020 at 4:18 am

    5 stars
    Fresh strawberry season is almost here, and that makes me really happy! These scones sound like an awesome breakfast (or dessert!) idea. I’m all in. I’m so ready for fresh fruit and warmer temperatures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    March 9, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    These sound and look so dreamy. I love the use of fresh berries, and can imagine how delicious a bit of butter would be melting over them right out of the oven. YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

  • Reply
    April 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Wonderful! I have a ton of strawberries to use up and this look like the perfect way to do it. Yum!!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2017 at 5:04 am

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    March 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Aren’t silicone baking mats the BEST? I use mine almost every day for so many things. And these scones!! Like springtime on a plate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    March 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    These look beautiful, absolutely yummers! Worth a try.

    Funmi x

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 24, 2017 at 3:04 am

    I don’t make scones often, but I love them. What a wonderful way to celebrate Spring. They look absolutely delicious.

    • Reply
      March 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Anu! They are super delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    March 23, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Beautiful scones and pictures! That strawberry on the side is a real eye catcher. I’ve never made scones or eaten any (what a shame!), but I would sure like to try these.

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    [email protected]
    March 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Yes! We are having definitely signs of spring here too! And strawberry scones are an excellent way to celebrate! They look wonderful!

    • Reply
      March 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! I am so happy spring is finally here!

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    March 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I think I have only had ONE scone in my life. ONE!!!! I think it was good? It was so so so so so long ago though. But I really just wanna stick my nose in these ones and take a deep breath in!

    • Reply
      March 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      It’s time to break that trend!!! Scone number TWO is coming your way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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