Dried Cherry Scones

Delicious dried cherries stud these flaky scones.

Serves: 18 Save

Ingredients (10)

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounce cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • Coarse (turdinado) sugar


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture is the consistency of coarse meal. Add sour cream. Pulse. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until dough comes together. Remove from processor; divide dough in half and cover each piece with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Place one piece of dough on a floured surface. Shape into a 12-inch log. Roll until dough is a 12 x 5-inch rectangle. Place cherries on dough, pressing them gently into the dough. Fold dough in half lengthwise. Cut dough into triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Sprinkle tops of scones with coarse sugar. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.