Cherry-Lime Scones

Cherry-Lime Scones

I was lucky enough to have quite a few fresh cherries and what better treat for a Sunday morning than hot out of the oven scones.  I did have a flash back to my first baking experience with fresh cherries.  I was about 18 and just learning to cook and I guess the only cherries I had ever eaten had been the kind in the jar, so I didn’t realize cherries needed to be pitted.  Well you can guess how that turned out.  It would have been okay if I hadn’t proudly showed up to Sunday dinner with it.  Well no pits in these delightful scones and with a hint of lime they are perfect.

Cherry-Lime Scones


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup chilled butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup cherries, pitted and chopped into small pieces

1 tablespoon lime zest

1 cup sour cream

1 egg

3 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 cup cherries, pitted and chopped into small pieces

2 tablespoons sugar

Cooking Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  In a mixing  bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and  lime zest.  Cut in butter with a fork.  In a separate bowl, beat egg, sour cream, and  lime juice together; stir in cherries and gently fold into flour mixture, just until it starts to combine.  Pour onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead together.  Roll out until about 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass.  Place on a greased or lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with remaining sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.



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