Easy Fig Scones

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Looking for a big fresh fig flavor? Fig Scones are buttery baked goods with a firm crumb that are studded with sweet, fresh figs and cinnamon baking spice.

A plate with scones on it and whipped cream in the middle.

It’s no secret that I love a good scone.   Most of the scones I make are the ones that are mixed together, shaped into a circle, and then cut into eight wedges.

My absolute favorite scone is a Strawberry Jam Filled Scone.  In the winter my Orange Spice Scones can’t be beat.    When I want a bright, fresh flavor I go for the Meyer Lemon Scones with a sweet and tart glaze.

While I love making traditional wedge scones sometimes it’s nice to be able to just make a drop scone.  I don’t make them often but when I do these Easy Cherry Scones are delicious. 

what are scones?

Scones are a type of baked good that originated in the United Kingdom. They are commonly enjoyed as a part of traditional afternoon tea or as an afternoon snack. Scones have a texture that falls somewhere between bread and cake, and they are often served with fruit jams, clotted cream, and occasionally butter.

I recently received a package with the juiciest looking fresh figs from Melissa’s Produce.  I couldn’t wait to get baking with them and first up on my list was a Fresh Fig Scone recipe.

What are figs?

Figs are a type of fruit that grow on the Ficus tree. They are native to the Middle East and western Asia but are now grown in the Mediterranean region, California, and parts of South America. Figs have a unique sweet taste and a chewy texture due to their many small seeds. They can be eaten fresh or dried and are commonly used in cooking, baking, and making jams and preserves.

I knew I wanted to add a bit of spice to the figs but I didn’t just want cinnamon.  I recently found Cinnasational Spice Blend from Selefina Spices.  It combines cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves which makes a delicious baking spice.

Normally I would just add vanilla to my scones but I thought almond would round out the spices and figs.   I used Taylor & Colledge almond extract paste because I can use less of it and it has a better flavor than regular almond extract which can be a little strong.

Ingredients for making fig scones.


  • butter (I use salted but you can use unsalted)
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • almond extract paste (you can also use almond extract)
  • milk (I use whole milk but you can use a lower fat milk)
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • Cinnasational Spice Blend (or you can substitute just cinnamon but the blend is awesome)
  • fresh figs (do not substitute dried figs as you need the water content that is in the fig)

To make the scones preheat the oven to 375 degrees.   Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar.  Add in the eggs and almond extract paste and mix well.

Add the milk and stir until well combined.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and Cinnasational spice blend. 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.   Fold in the chopped figs. 

A baking sheet with scones on it.

Drop large dollops onto a cookie sheet.  I ended up using a large cookie scoop to do this so that the scones were the same size.   Bake for 15-17 minutes or until they are golden brown. 

can i freeze the scones?

Once the scones have cooled completely wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a freezer bag.   Scones can be frozen for up to 3 months.   When ready to defrost either take one out and sit it on the counter for an hour or place in the refrigerator overnight.

These scones were super tasty.  While the crumb is not as tender as traditional scones they still pack a delicious flavor.   The cinnasational spice adds hints of different spices while the fresh figs add big fruit flavor to the scones. 

A hand holding a scone cut in half.

You can enjoy these alone or serve them with sweetened whipped cream.   Salted butter is also a tasty spread if you choose to heat your scone before eating.  Fruit jams are also a popular choice of spread on scones.

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A scone on a plate with cream on it.

A plate with scones on it and whipped cream in the middle.

Fresh Fig Scones

Tender scones studded with fresh figs and spiced with a cinnamon blend.
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 18 scones
Author: Hezzi-D


  • ¼ c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract paste
  • 2 ¼ c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnasational spice blend
  • 1 c. fresh figs chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and almond extract paste and mix until combined.
  • Add the milk to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnasational spice blend.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Gently fold in the figs.
  • Using a cookie scoop or large spoon drop large dollops onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
Pin Image: Text title, a plate of scones with a bowl of cream in the middle.

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