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Can you tell I have developed a thing for scones? I am smitten with them and they have quickly become one of my favorite things to bake.

I love experimenting with different flavor combinations, although I have yet to meet a scone I didn’t like. I picked up some dried sour cherries from my favorite specialty store and wanted to use them in fabulous dessert. I initially contemplated cookies, but after a quick twitter survey and some peer pressure, I decided on scones.

I came across a scone recipe on allrecipes that was developed by the amazing, Pam Anderson and knew it would be a hit. I simply made a few tweaks and ended up with one fabulous recipe. Brian did not think they were sweet enough, but I thought they were just perfect. The texture is divine; a slightly crisp exterior with a buttery melt in your mouth interior. These are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee and will definitely become a staple in your baking repertoire if you give them a try!

On a side note for all you photography nerds…I am a BIG pansy (not confident) when it comes to photography. These are the first photos I have ever shot in RAW format, typically I shoot in JPEG and edit in Photoshop. These were edited in Lightroom and the process was totally out of my comfort zone, but I think I am digging the results. Lesson? Step outside of your box…you may just enjoy the journey and learn something new! I am pretty excited to experiment and hope I can improve my photography!

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White Chocolate Cherry Scones

By: Jamie
4.35 from 26 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Servings: 8
White chocolate and cherries combine for a sweet and flaky scone. You'll love them with your morning coffee or afternoon tea!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter frozen
  • ½ cup dried sour cherries chopped
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in dried cherries and white chocolate.
  • In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth; stir in vanilla.
  • Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  • Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • If desired, drizzle with melted white chocolate after the scones have cooled.


1. I added a light egg wash to the top of the scones and a sprinkle of coarse sugar before placing in the oven.
2. I have prepared these in the food processor with fabulous result, simply pulse cold butter into the dry ingredients instead of grating the frozen butter.
3. Add in a variety of ingredients to make your signature scone, think chocolate chips, nuts, espresso powder... endless possibilities!


Calories: 368kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 258mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 741IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. sonaly says:

    superb flavour

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Sonaly!

  2. sonaly says:

    PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE This is pure delight for your taste buds.

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by.


  3. Dhivya says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Your scones look absolutely delish. Though I am not a big fan, I want to make these for my friend who is crazy about scones. I would like to know for how many days these scones will stay fresh.

    I love your website! More than the recipes I love looking at the photographs..:)


    1. Jamie says:

      Hi! I would say that although scones are best served the day they are made, they’ll definitely keep for a couple of days in an airtight container. I hope this helps.

  4. Lisa says:

    I have made these twice! They are easy to make and are delicious!

    1. Jamie says:

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for coming back and telling us your thoughts! Have a great day.

  5. Karyn says:

    I’ve just discovered you fabulous website. Thank you for this recipe and the beautiful photographs. Scones are my weakness and I’ve been looking for a recipe that’s quick and flexible, and of course delicious! The first batch I made was the “original”, then I tried dried cranberries and semi-sweet chocolate chunks. My next foray into the kitchen will be crystallized ginger and currants. That will have to wait until I hit the gym to work off the previous batches though :)

  6. Dawn Stiffler says:

    I just baked these, absolutely delicious! They were quick and easy to make. I used my food processor to cut in the butter with the flour mixture. Definitely recommend! Mmmmmmmmm good!

  7. Maja H. says:

    I ditto the comments above, but I must confess it was the napkin that caught my eye. Where did you get such a beautiful napkin and how long ago? I would love to get a set for my table.

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks for stopping by, even if it is the napkin that lured you in! The napkins are from World Market, I purchased them in store a few weeks ago. Have a great day!