The BEST Fresh Cherry Scones


– 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


Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

 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.

Pro Tip: Shred Butter & Cream Cheese

 To achieve super-tender, flaky scones, make sure your butter & cream cheese are extra-cold. Shred with a grater to help easily work into the dry ingredients.

Step 2

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. Gently 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.

Step 3: Cut & shape dough

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.

Step 4: Bake

Bake for 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: Glaze

Mix together the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, cream cheese, cream and extract. Drizzle over the warm scones. Enjoy!

Check out a couple of our other scone recipes here:

Cream Cheese Lemon Blueberry Scones

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones