Strawberry Scones with Strawberry Glaze recipe

Strawberry Scones, featuring fresh strawberries, burst with strawberry flavor, thanks to a secret strawberry ingredient! These buttery scones are topped with a strawberry glaze recipe and are the perfect centerpiece to any homemade weekend brunch. Makes 12-16 scones.

Love baked goods for brunch at home? Don’t miss these Coffee Cake Muffins and Fresh Cherry Bread!

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This scone recipe was originally shared on September 9, 2015. It was updated and republished in February 2021.

Strawberry season is coming up, and I’m still adoring the fruit. I eat it in salads daily (hi there, Strawberry Romaine Salad), like it in my drinks (ahem, Strawberry Margarita) and love it at brunch (hey, Strawberry Dark Chocolate Pancakes).

It should come as no surprise that I’ve got yet another strawberry recipe for y’all today.

Why I love this recipe:

This Fresh Strawberry Scone recipe took a lot of tries to get it perfect. I wanted my scones to be singing with strawberry flavors without having to add strawberry extract to the mix.

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    These scones are super strawberry-y, and it’s not just because of the fresh strawberries used or the rich strawberry glaze recipe that tops them. I learned through my experimentations over the years that too many fresh strawberries can be a bad thing… and your scones could turn out gloopy because of the moisture the strawberries add in if you’re not careful.

    My secret ingredient that makes these beauts sing is freeze-dried strawberries. We blitz them in the food processor to turn them into a powder so they mix in beautifully to the rest of the ingredients. And they add tons of strawberry flavor without the added liquid.

    Other strawberry brunch recipes: Strawberry Melon Salad | Strawberry Lemonade Muffins | Strawberry Cinnamon Breakfast Buns | Strawberry Waffles | Strawberry Champagne

    Need breakfast or brunch inspiration? Head on over to my Brunch Recipe Index for food ideas!

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    What you need to make Strawberry Scones

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

    Here’s what you need to make these scones:

    • All-purpose flour
    • Freeze-dried strawberries — unsweetened, please and thank you.
    • Granulated sugar
    • Baking powder
    • Kosher salt
    • Unsalted butter, cut into ¼” squares, cold
    • Fresh strawberries
    • Eggs
    • Banilla extract
    • Milk—we keep whole milk at our house pretty exclusively, but you can make this with a lower fat milk, too
    • Turbinado sugar
    • Powdered sugar
    A collage of six images showing how to mix the batter and make strawberry scones from scratch

    How do you make strawberry scones from scratch?

    First and foremost, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

    Also, pulverize a bag of freeze-dried strawberries in the food processor. Set them aside for later.

    Make the dough for the strawberry scones recipe

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, pulverized freeze-dried strawberries, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use a dough blender to cut the cold, sliced butter into the flour mixture. The dough will be coarse crumbles and look like wet sand. Next, gently fold the berries into the dough.

    In a smaller bowl, combine the beaten egg, vanilla and milk, then mix well.

    Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined using a rubber spatula. The dough will be crumbly, so don’t fret about that!

    Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently sculpt it into a ball, being careful not to smush the berries. Next, press the dough into a rectangle that’s about 1″ thick, and use a dough scraper or a sharp knife to cut the rectangle into 12-16 triangles.

    Transfer the wedges to a prepared baking sheet, and brush the tops with egg wash. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar on top of them, and transfer to the freezer for 15 minutes. This will ensure your strawberry scones keep their shape as they bake.

    While the scones chill, preheat the oven, then when the chill is over, bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

    Remove and let cool completely before icing with the strawberry glaze recipe.

    A collage of two images showing scones before baking and after, with a strawberry glaze

    Bake the scones and make the strawberry glaze

    While the scones cool, prepare the glaze in a small bowl or the food processor where you pulverized the freeze-dried strawberries.

    To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Set aside.

    When the scones are cooled, drizzle with the strawberry glaze, and enjoy immediately.

    A collage of four images showing how to make a strawberry glaze in a food processor and then the glaze being added to a scone

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the secret to making good scones?

    Extra cold butter and cold ingredients make a huge difference in these scones!

    What is the difference between British and American scones?

    American scones are more dense than British scones and also use more butter. Generally, American scones are triangular-shaped while British scones are round.

    How many days do scones last?

    2 days max. These don’t store well because they’ll lose the crispiness of their exterior the longer they sit out. And even if you refrigerate them, they won’t have the same crunch.

    More scone recipes to try:

    Who wouldn’t love a scone for breakfast? Cherry Scones and Cranberry Orange Scones would both be delightful for any gathering!

    If you’re serving friends who cannot eat gluten, these Gluten Free Blackberry Scones sound amazing, too!

    Interested in making this goodness? Scroll down to learn how easy these scones are to whip up for a crowd… or yourself… this weekend!

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    Fresh Strawberry Scones

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Strawberry Scones burst with strawberry flavor, thanks to a secret strawberry ingredient! These scones, which are the perfect centerpiece to any homemade weekend brunch, will disappear in no time.
    4.50 from 2 votes
    Servings 12 scones
    Calories 256 kcal
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Freeze Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes

    Ingredients
      

    Scones

    • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup pulverized unsweetened freeze-dried strawberries
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into ¼” squares, cold
    • 1 ¼ cups sliced strawberries fresh
    • 1 egg beaten
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 1 egg for egg wash
    • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar for sprinkling

    Strawberry Glaze

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    Instructions
     

    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
    • Make the scone dough
    • Pulverize a 1.2 oz. bag of freeze dried strawberries in the food processor. Set aside.
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, pulverized freeze-dried strawberries, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    • With a dough blender, cut the cold, sliced butter into the flour mixture. Once this is complete, the mix will be coarse crumbles and look a little like wet sand.
    • Gently fold the berries into the dough.
    • In a smaller bowl, combine the beaten egg, vanilla and milk, then mix well.
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined using a rubber spatula. It will be crumbly.
    • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently knead the dough into a ball, being careful of the berries.
    • Press the dough into a 13" x 4 ½" rectangle that is about 1" thick.
    • Using a dough scraper or a sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 12-16 triangles.
    • Transfer the wedges to a prepared baking sheet.
    • Brush the tops with the egg wash, then sprinkle the raw sugar on top of them.
    • Pop the baking sheet into the freezer for 15 minutes.
    • Bake the scones and make the glaze
    • While the scones chill, preheat the oven to 425°F.
    • When the scones are cold, transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the scones are a golden brown.
    • While the scones bake, prepare the glaze in a small bowl or the food processor where you pulverized the freeze-dried strawberries.
    • To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Set aside.
    • When the scones are baked and have cooled, drizzle with the glaze, and enjoy immediately.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1sconeCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 150mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21g
    Keyword baking recipe, Breakfast, Brunch, scones, strawberry
    Course Breakfast & Brunch
    Cuisine American
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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    10 Comments

    1. My hat’s off to you for continuing your hot pursuit of the perfect strawberry scone! I know it can be frustrating to make a recipe over and over in different ways and still have it not come out perfectly. BUT deeeeez scones do look perfecto! And the freeze-dried strawberries idea?!! Genius!! Also, I want to slurp down that strawberry glaze 😀

      1. Thanks, lady! I’m kind of stubborn — OK, a LOT stubborn — and I wanted these scones to be perfect! My husband kept telling me that they were fine… but they weren’t pretty enough, or the texture wasn’t right where I wanted it to be, etc., so I just kept going. And isn’t the freeze-dried strawberry idea awesome? It adds such an awesome strawberry punch! And ditto on the glaze — it’s so good!

    2. Hey, Erin. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging. These look so yummy! Could just eat one now. We were chatting about Link ups earlier at the Twitter cha and I reckon these would go down a storm at the link ups I mentioned (Funtastic Friday and Too Cute Tuesday.

      Have a great weekend 🙂

      Kate (@mrsdiggerhound)

      1. Hey Kate! It was nice chatting with you at #SITSBlogging last weekend! And thank you — these scones are some of my faves. I’m absolutely checking out those link-ups this week. Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you’re having a great weekend, too!

    3. I am just like you in terms of making sure a recipe is 100% before I post it on my blog. I think it’s a perfectionist trait 😉 I’m posting some peach recipes on my blog this week….before all the pumpkin recipes take over…which will probably be soon! LOL. LOVE strawberries and these scones look good! Never heard of freeze dried strawberries. I’m going to have to check em out 😉

      1. I’m glad I’m not the only blogger who is a perfectionist with things like this! And I’m glad that you’re soaking in the last days of peach season before shifting to pumpkin stuff. I’ve basically resolved not to do any pumpkin recipes until October because it’s still too darn warm in Texas for me to make fall recipes. :/ Thank you! Those freeze dried strawberries add such a lovely strawberry flavor without adding the moisture — perfect for scones and cookies and all other baked goods!

    4. I love your secret strawberry ingredient! How clever! We are in full strawberry swing here – they are super cheap at every shop and I can’t get enough. I think I’ll have to make these to celebrate before the season ends!

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