Meyer Lemon Scones

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Delicate, buttery scones studded with Meyer lemon zest and brightened with fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice for the ultimate afternoon treat or breakfast when served with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

A large Meyer Lemon Scone on top of a white plate with a slice of lemon on top of it with two forks on the plate on a yellow and white background.
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Finding a Meyer Lemon in the grocery store is like finding gold in the winter.   Whenever I see a bag of them I grab them up because they are hard to find. I like Meyer Lemons because they are sweeter then traditional lemon.

So when I found a bag of Meyer Lemons at Aldi for just two dollars I grabbed a few bags.  Once I got home I started looking for recipes to make with them.  I found muffins and cakes and even a chicken recipe but that wasn’t what I was craving. 

I finally came across a recipe for Meyer Lemon Scones.  They sounded like the perfect way to showcase the Meyer Lemon because I love that sweet and tart combination when I’m enjoying a cup of coffee midday. 

Pin Image: A large Meyer Lemon Scone on a white plate with a slice of lemon on a yellow and white background, text overlay, a cutting board topped with a conatiner of sour cream, a cup of flour, a bag of lemons, an egg, and a stick of butter.

Ingredients:

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • sugar
  • egg
  • sour cream
  • Meyer lemon zest
  • Meyer Lemon juice
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar

One of the most important things to remember about making scones is to have cold butter.   You can either take it right out of the refrigerator and chop it into little pieces or you can freeze it and then grate it.  Do this before you start making the dough.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  Add in the butter and mix it into the flour with your fingers until it resembles wet sand. 

Then in a separate bowl combine the sugar, egg, sour cream, lemon zest, juice, and vanilla.   Mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a dough.

Next I pat the dough into a circle and used a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 scones.   At this point I chose to sprinkle the scones with sanding sugar but you don’t have too.  I just like the crunch of sugar and the sparkling aspect of it on the scones.

A large Meyer Lemon Scone on a white plate with a slice of lemon on a yellow and white background.

Once the scones come out and have cooled you can put a Meyer lemon glaze on them or just leave them as they are.   I used a very light glaze and just drizzled it over the top.

These scones and firm but have a soft interior.  They are perfect with a hot beverage in the morning for breakfast or as an afternoon pick me up.  They are sweet, buttery, and just a little bit tart.

Pro Tips and Substitutions:

  • Substitute in regular lemons and limes for the Meyer lemons for a fun citrus twist.
  • Instead of sour cream substitute in plain or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt.
  • Add in few handfuls of blueberries for a fun berry twist!

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A large Meyer Lemon Scone on a white plate with a slice of lemon and a fork on the plate.

Meyer Lemon Scones

Yield: 8 scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicate, buttery scones studded with Meyer lemon zest and brightened with fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice for the ultimate afternoon treat when served with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. Meyer Lemon juice
  • coarse sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.
  3. Either cut cold butter into small pieces or grate frozen butter and add to the flour mixture. Use your hands and combine the butter with the flour mixture until pea sized dough balls form.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the sugar, egg, sour cream, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Add the sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  6. Turn the dough onto a floured cutting board and shape into a circle that is about 3/4 inch thick.
  7. Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into 8 pieces.
  8. Place the scones on a greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  9. If desired sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
  10. Bake for 20-22 mintues or until the bottoms have browned.
  11. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Notes

Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Magpie

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g
A large Meyer Lemon Scone on a white plate with a slice of lemon and a fork on the plate.

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11 Comments

  1. I was thrilled when a found a bag of 4 Meyer Lemons at my grocery store today. Now, I’m not near as happy when I found out you were able to buy them for $2 a bag. Oh well, I will still be able to make those great sounding scones of yours. 😊😊

  2. It’s been too long since I have made scones. And these sound absolutely fabulous. Luckily I have all of the ingredients.

  3. We have a meyer lemon tree in our yard! This is the first thing I’m making when we have some ripe lemons!

  4. I always feel so fancy when I make and serve scones. Meyer lemon scones put the fancy over the top. LOVE that pop of citrus.

  5. Yum! I’m a sucker for lemon anything, but ESPECIALLY if it’s a Meyer lemon!

  6. How wonderful that you have some meyer lemons to use. These scones look amazing. Perfectly flaky and tender.

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