Easy Blueberry Scones (Frozen or Fresh Blueberries)


There’s nothing quite like a hot freshly baked scone straight from the oven. Perfect with afternoon tea or hot morning coffee, these Easy Blueberry Scones come together easily. They’re buttery, light and airy and the hint of blueberry is just divine. There’s no doubt that after making these scones you’ll have wished you’d doubled the recipe because they’ll disappear quicker than the blink of an eye. And while you can, of course, use fresh blueberries, frozen berries work just as well. 

If you’ve tried making scones in the past but haven’t had much success there are a few tricks that will have you a scone making whiz in no time. 

Here Are Some Scone Making Tips

Use A Cheese Grater: Instead of chopping the butter into small pieces, I like to use a cheese grater instead. This will give you little ribbons of butter that will easily incorporate into the flour and will give you an ultra-light crumb. On a box grater, use the side with the coarsest teeth (these will be the widest).

Chill Your Butter Really Well:  Place the butter in the freezer for at least 5-10 minutes before making your scones. It should be hard to the touch before you take it out. This makes it easier to grate the butter on the cheese grater and also makes for a flakier scone. 

Leave Berries In The Freezer Until Ready To Use: Frozen or fresh berries work wonderfully in this recipe. And raspberries, cherries or blackberries would also be wonderful. If you’re going with frozen, measure them out and then leave them in the freezer until you’re ready to mix them into the dough. The reason being that frozen berries will begin to release their juices once they begin to thaw. Leaving them frozen will make it easier to mix them in without staining the dough blue. 

Sift the Flour For Super Airy Scones: For this recipe, we included all-purpose flour in the ingredients because most people already have that in their pantry. But you can also substitute pastry flour for an even lighter scone. Self-rising flour is commonly used in English style scones and produces a scone with a nice height. If you’d like to try using self-rising flour, which already has baking powder and salt included just be sure to eliminate those from the ingredient list. Whichever you decide to use be sure to sift at least once to keep your scones super light.

blueberry scones with frozen blueberries

Chill The Scones Before Baking: I know there’s a lot of chilling going on but believe me when I say it will give you the best results. Just pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes right before you bake. This will harden up the butter in the dough again and keep them from spreading. You can also make these ahead of time and leave them in the refrigerator overnight to bake up in the morning. 

Scone Freezer Tip: Once you cut your scones into wedges, leave your scones in the freezer and you can bake then up anytime you’re in the mood or have unexpected company. 

Don’t Overwork The Dough: The key to a great scone is to not overwork the dough and to handle it as little as possible. Even the heat from your hands can soften butter and affect the outcome. If you feel like your butter got a little too warm just pop it back in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Form the dough into a disc once the ingredients just come together and cut.

An awesome tool to use for this is a Danish Dough Whisk. It’s a funny-looking whisk that can work wonders and bring any dough together with minimal effort without overworking. Here’s a link to the Original Danish Dough Whisk on Amazon.

Danish Dough Whisk Perfect for sconesHow To Serve Your Scones

Scones are lovely, served with a little powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter or drizzled with vanilla or lemon glaze. Jams, jellies, and lemon curd are also scrumptious.

Sweet Tip: One of my favorite things to do before baking the scones is to brush the tops with a little egg wash or cream and a sprinkle of raw or coarse sugar. It gives you a sweet little crunch and of bit sparkle. For true coarse bakery style sugar, you can find it linked here.

Traditionally on British afternoon tea tables, scones are also often served with clotted cream, also known as Devonshire Cream or Devon Cream. It’s a slightly sweet thick cream that is the consistency of softened cream cheese. Search for recipes to make your own or you can find them in your local grocery store if there is a British foods section.  


blueberries scones on a parchment line tray


blueberries scones on a parchment line tray

Easy Blueberry Scones (Frozen or Fresh Berries)

Heather LaCorte

These Easy Blueberry Scones can be quickly whipped up for a delicious baked treat that’s light and airy. Try substituting blackberries, raspberries or cherries too!