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Black Rasberry Scones

Black Raspberry Scones are made with black raspberry and a hint of lime and topped with powdered sugar that also has a hint of lime in it. These make a great grab-and-go breakfast or a quick snack any time of the day.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black raspberry scones, raspberry scones, scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 15 scones
Calories: 257kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cup black raspberries (frozen for 2+ hours)

Icing

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 to 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lime zest together. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or a fork until well combined with pea-size
  • In a medium bowl combine the eggs, cream, and lime juice.
  • Add the wet ingredients and the black raspberries to the dry ingredients. Gently mix until the dry ingredients are moistened. The black raspberries will break up some even when frozen, which is okay.
  • Drop by 1/4 cupfuls on the prepared baking sheet
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
  • Remove from the oven and place the scones on a cooling rack, cool completely.
  • While the scones are cooling mix the icing. Add the powdered sugar and lime zest to a medium bowl, gradually add enough of the lime juice for the right consistency. Drizzle over the cooled scones.

Notes

  1. Use cold ingredients for these scones. The scones will be lighter and have a better texture.
  2. Freeze the berries for 2 hours + before adding them to the batter.
  3. Don't worry if the berries bleed some, it won't hurt the flavor of the scones.
  4. These scones are best when fresh, but if you like you can freeze them. 
 
 
 
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with the brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.6g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 19.3g | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg