Delicious blackberry scones are easy to make, using frozen blackberries! The scones are absolutely perfect for a simple breakfast or afternoon snack.Delicious blackberry scones are easy to make year round, using frozen blackberries! The scones are absolutely perfect for a simple breakfast or afternoon snack.
Anyone who knows me well, knows I love a good scone… and I sure do love these yummy Blackberry Scones for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

Blackberries grow wild all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  We have a forest park behind our home and the blackberry vines creep over our back fence (until we madly hack them back each Fall!).  This summer we have a bumper crop of blackberries, free for the taking, and so it is a perfect scenario for making blackberry scones!

I’ve been picking berries every other day, and get about a quart of berries each time.  I’ve already used them to make  a Blackberry Cobbler, a Berry and Orange Spinach Salad, and  Blackberry Pie Bars, so now I’m making blackberry scones, and have saved a bunch more to make jam. Yeehaw!

Blackberries growing in our backyard - perfect for scones!

These scones are very easy to prepare; the method used is similar to my other scone recipes on this blog.  For this particular recipe, it is important to use frozen blackberries, because blackberries are really juicy and if not frozen, they will “leak” juice all over the scones while mixing and baking.  Here’s how to make them (there’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post):

How To Make Blackberry Scones

First, preheat your oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut up COLD butter into small chunks and add to flour mixture.

Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until the butter has been reduced to the size of small peas.  You can also do this in a food processor, if desired.  Add sugar to the bowl, and stir to combine. Set this mixture aside.

Cutting butter into flour to make scone dough

In a separate bowl, add heavy whipping cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk together until blended.  Set aside.

Whipping cream, eggs and vanilla mixed for scone dough

Add frozen blackberries to flour mixture. Toss gently to lightly coat the berries with flour.

Frozen blackberries added to scone dough mixture

Pour the whisked whipping cream/egg mixture into the flour mixture.  Stir gently to mix. Please note that the frozen berries will begin to thaw very quickly, so do this step quickly, but gently.  Your dough will be fairly sticky.

Whipping cream, egg and vanilla added to dry scone mixture

Shape And Cut The Scones

Once mixed, place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough VERY LIGHTLY 3-4 times to ensure the dough comes together in a ball.  Shape dough into an 8 inch circle using your clean hands.

The dough should be about 1½ inches high.  Cut the blackberry scones into 8 wedges with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. I use a pizza cutter- easy, and works like a charm!

Bake The Blackberry Scones

Place the scones onto an ungreased baking sheet in a circle.  I leave a little space between each wedge. If desired, sprinkle tops with sugar (optional).

Bake the scones in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-22 minutes. They are done when the tops are light golden brown in color and they are “set” in the middle.

Scone dough formed, then cut into 8 wedges before baking

Blackberry scone wedges placed on cookie sheet to bake

Blackberry scones, golden brown and fresh from the oven!

Time To Eat Some Blackberry Scones!

When the blackberry scones have finished baking, let them cool on the baking sheet for several minutes. Once cooled, separate them and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.  That’s it!

I hope you enjoy these tasty blackberry scones for breakfast, or for an afternoon treat with some tea, coffee, or a big cold glass of milk! They are delicious!

Blackberry scone on a white plate with a mint garnish.

Close up of a blackberry scone being held up.

Thanks for taking time to look at this recipe!  I am thankful to Roberta Reynolds for this delicious recipe, and hope you give it a try (and give my other scone recipes a look, too!). Have a wonderful day, friends… be kind and encouraging to others out there in the big ol’ world. It can really make a positive difference in someones day!

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You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. All of my scone recipes are in the BREAD category, and I have quite a few, including:

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Recipe Adapted From:  http://birdsnestbites.com/blackberry-scones/

Blackberry Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Delicious blackberry scones are easy to make year round, using frozen blackberries! The scones are absolutely perfect for a simple breakfast or afternoon snack.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories Per Serving: 307 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 Tablespoons COLD butter (almost a whole cube)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups FROZEN blackberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut up COLD butter into small chunks; add to flour mixture. Use a pastry blender and cut the butter into the flour until butter has been reduced to the size of small peas. You can also do this in a food processor if desired. Add sugar; stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, add heavy whipping cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk together until blended. Set aside.
  3. Add frozen blackberries to flour mixture. Toss gently to lightly coat the berries with flour. Pour whipping cream/egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir gently to mix. Please note that frozen berries will begin to thaw very fast, so do this step quickly, but gently. Your dough will be fairly sticky.
  4. Once mixed, place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough VERY LIGHTLY 3-4 times so dough comes together in a ball. Shape dough into an 8 inch circle using your hands. The dough should be about 1½ inches high. Cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  5. Place the scones onto an ungreased baking sheet in a circle, leaving a little space between each wedge. If desired, sprinkle tops with sugar (optional). Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20-22 minutes, or until tops are light golden brown in color and they are "set" in the middle. When finished baking, let scones cool on baking sheet for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve at room temperature... and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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