Black Cherry Scones

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Summer is a wonderful season, not only because of the abundant sunshine, beach trips, excuse to buy sundresses and endless days of donning flip-flops – but also because of all the wonderful produce that is in season. Cherries are undoubtedly one of my very favorite fruits, so I always have a bag of them lying around from my first sighting until the very end of the season. Mostly I just like to eat them, but every once in a while I like to put them into some sort of baked good, like the Chocolate Cherry Country Cake I made a few weeks ago (and have since made again), and also like these cherry scones, which were the solution to an early-morning sweet fix.
I used to make scones all the time – my go-to recipe used to be a Classic Cream Scones recipe from Fine Cooking, which I loved because it yielded a moist and tender scone that was flaky and not crumbly, and really rich in flavor. It was extremely versatile, but I don’t recall a time ever adding fresh fruit to it, so I went in pursuit of a recipe that did call for fresh fruit.

(Scones and homemade lattes = perfection)


This recipe (inspired by Une-Deux Senses, adapted from Pink Parsley) ended up working out really well. The sour cream kept the scones extremely moist, and the cherries added a wonderful fresh flavor. We devoured most of them in one sitting, and while they didn’t look extremely pretty, they tasted amazing. I think this recipe could easily be adapted to accommodate other fresh fruits, anything from berries to stone fruit. I covered mine with a simple lemon glaze (lemon juice and confectioners sugar), which was was a great, zesty addition.

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    Clover says

    My daughter and I just made a double batch of these with fresh pick cherries. I wish the scone itself had more flavor, it’s kind of bland and floury tasting. The texture is fantastic! Very light and a little crumbly. Overall, not bad. I think I might mess with the recipe a bit to make it more to my personal liking. I’ll try a light lemon glaze on them and see if that improves the flavor for me. If it does I might add some lemon zest to the scone dough itself. Or maybe a hint of vanilla.


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