Cherry Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

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I was craving scones one day and had to use up my fresh cherries, and came up with this wonderful recipe! The shortening gives it the incredibly moist texture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
16 scones


  • 8 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening

  • 4 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries, cut into thirds

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 8 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place butter-flavored shortening and regular shortening into a freezer until very cold, at least 2 hours before use. Place cherries into the freezer until very cold, at least 15 minutes before use.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter-flavored shortening and regular shortening until flour mixture is combined.

  4. Whisk heavy cream and eggs together in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture until combined. Fold cold cherries into dough.

  5. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a rectangle, about 1 1/2-inches thick. Cut in 1/2 lengthwise; cut out triangles from each 1/2. Place on the prepared baking sheet and place into the freezer to get cold, about 10 minutes.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden on edges, about 15 minutes.

  7. Remove scones from the oven and let cool about 5 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and cinnamon in a bowl. Lightly drizzle glaze over cooled scones.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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