Cream Cheese Cherry Almond Scones

Cream Cheese Cherry Almond Scones

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee!  Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist, tender, and completely delicious!

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist and tender, and completely delicious!

I absolutely love baking with fresh fruit!  As soon as the fresh cherries hit the stores and farmers market, I’m loading up my basket to bake up some goodies.  Much like my Cherry Almond Crumble Tart and my Cherry Crisp Cups, these scones are amazing fresh out of the oven!  Loaded with sweet chunks of fresh cherries, lots of sliced almonds, and a delicious almond-cream cheese glaze, these scones are amazing for breakfast!

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist and tender, and completely delicious!

This scone recipe is super-simple to mix up and bake.  Scones are wonderful in the fact that you simply mix your dough, shape into a disk, cut into wedges with a knife and bake.  I had my 8-year-old help make these, and for the most part, he did the majority of it himself!

The one task that will take the most time is pitting the cherries – however, even this task will only take about 10 minutes.  If you don’t have fresh cherries available where you are, or they are out of season, grab a bag of cherries from the freezer case in the grocery store.  These will already be pitted.  Simply rinse and cut into quarters.

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist and tender, and completely delicious!

In addition to the butter in this recipe, I also added cream cheese.  Not only does it keep the scone flaky, it also provides some additional moisture.  I also added cream cheese to the glaze, which makes for an amazing frosting for this breakfast pastry.

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist and tender, and completely delicious!

Sliced almonds are baked into the scone and added to the top after baking.  The almonds adds a great crunch to every bite, and the topping looks pretty as well.

Yields 8 scones

Cream Cheese Cherry Almond Scones

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist, tender, and completely delicious!

20 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

42 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. cold butter
  • 4 Tbsp. cold cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3c. fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 c. sliced almonds + 2 Tbsp. for topping
  • Glaze:
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. To the dry ingredients, add the cold butter and cream cheese. Cut in with a pastry cutter or forks until mixture becomes gravel-like.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the cream, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix together with a fork or whisk, and pour into the flour mixture. Gentily mix together until all ingredients are moistened. Add in the cherries and almonds and mix until just combined. Try not to over-work the dough.
  4. Transfer the dough onto the lined baking sheet. (Flour your hands and surface to help keep dough from sticking.) Shape into a ball, and then press into a disk that is about 1" thick. Cut the disk into 8 slices, and separate slightly for even baking.
  5. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Mix together the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, cream cheese, cream and extract. Mix until thick, but smooth. Add a few additional splashes of cream if necessary. Drizzle over the warm scones. Top with the additional almond slices. Enjoy

Notes

Scones are best when enjoyed the same day they are made. Wrap and freeze any leftovers.

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Enjoy!  ~Erin

Stuffed with fresh cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, these flaky scones are fantastic with your morning coffee! Perfect for breakfast, this super-easy scone recipe uses butter, along with cream cheese to keep the dough wonderfully moist and tender, and completely delicious!

Comments

  1. I can't resist a good scone! I'd love one of these with my coffee in the morning!
  2. Oh my goodness. These look so good. I've not made scones in forever. I may have to make some tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Great idea for tea time! Thanks for sharing :)
  4. Can you put more things I love in this recipe? I don't think so! Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I always love to see what you share with us.
  5. Oh, my! These look mouth-watering good! Great recipe! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!
  6. The scones look delicious. Interesting touch - mixing in the cream cheese with the butter. #ThrowbackThursday
  7. I agree, these have so many things I love in one scone! They look delicious.
  8. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Pinned & shared.
  9. Oh my gosh, there goes my diet!!
  10. I love making scones, and this recipe sounds delicious! Found you at #throwbackThursday!

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