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Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds

These Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds are filled with fresh strawberries and finished with a lemon and poppy seed glaze. Homemade scones are buttery, flaky, delicious and simple to make! An easy brunch recipe to share on Easter, Mother’s Day or anytime during the Spring season!

easy strawberry scones with lemon and poppy seed glaze

Hi hi! How was your weekend? 

I’m usually not one to ‘live for the weekend’ because I pretty much love workdays as much as weekend days, but the weekends have been exceptionally wonderful lately! I have these really weird feelings every Sunday night of being thrilled to get back to the blog world but also leave my little weekend world behind. It’s weird but, #goodproblems ya know?!

I was catching up on emails and realized we are days out from Easter!! What are you guys making?! These carrot cake cinnamon rolls will certainly be making an appearance and I’m thinking maybe a fun strawberry champagne sangria

To cover your Easter morning, I wanted to make these easy Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds for you! I love these scones because they come together really easily and are oozing with spring flavors. A simple scone or muffin in the morning on a special holiday is my favorite.

I love to sit outside with a cup of coffee and have an extra-long morning before all the holiday chaos gets started. These strawberry lemon poppy seed scones are perfect for that!

flour in glass bowl, lemon glass in white bowl with whisk and fresh strawberries

Ingredients

This scone batter is pretty simple! You can swap out any other berry if you’d like, I just think strawberries are perf for spring.

To make this easy scone recipe, you will need all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, lemon zest, heavy cream, eggs and vanilla extract.

The lemon poppy seed glaze comes together super fast with powdered sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla extract and lemon juice!

  • Unsalted Butter. Just keep in mind to use super cold butter (and all other dairy ingredients) for a really tender scone! I like to shred mine into the batter with a cheese grater!

two hands pouring diced strawberries into glass bowl with dry ingredients

 

stirring scone dry ingredients and strawberries with white spatula

How To Make Strawberry Scones From Scratch

These tender and flaky scones with strawberries are so easy to make!

  1. Mix dry ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Grate the butter and add strawberries and lemon! Make sure your butter is super cold (I pop it in the freezer for a few minutes), then grate into the flour mixture with the medium-size holes of a box grater and combine with your fingertips. Gently fold in the strawberries and lemon.
  3. Mix wet ingredients. Whisk together the cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Pour into the strawberry-flour mixture, mix a few times, then transfer to a floured, cold surface to bring together into a 1-inch high disk.
  4. Cut and Bake! Cut into 6-8 triangles, place on the baking sheet, brush with heavy cream and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown!
  5. Glaze. Whisk the powdered sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla extract and lemon juice to make the glaze. Once the strawberry scones are cool enough to handle, drizzle with glaze and enjoy!

strawberry scone dough cut into eight wedges

Can I Use Milk Instead of Cream In Scones?

So upon researching this recipe, I learn there is such a thing as butter scones vs cream scones.

  • Butter scones are flaky, craggly and layered with crisp edges.
  • Cream scones are lighter, fluffier and cake-like in texture.

I wanted the best of both worlds for these homemade strawberry scones, so I included both butter and cream! Since the cream is pretty minimal, you can replace the cream here with whole milk and get just about the same results. Note that scones made with milk will not be as rich.

baked scones with strawberries and lemon on parchment lined baking sheet

A Fun & Festive Brunch

I love to serve these strawberry lemon scones for Easter and Mother’s Day brunch! Strawberries are in peak season during the spring months and they’re just beautiful to look at! My friends and I love to enjoy them with an uber spread of pancakes, quiche, breakfast potatoes and more!

strawberry lemon scones with poppy seed glaze

Recipe Tips:

  • Be gentle when you fold in the strawberries. If you are too rough with them, the color will bleed and you’ll end up with pink scones – maybe not such a bad thing! 😉
  • The less ‘handling’ you have with your scone batter, the better and more tender they will be!
  • My favorite step (that you cannot skip!) is brushing your strawberry lemon poppy seed scones with heavy cream right before baking! This will ensure an super shiny top that will make your scones look like they just came from a bakery!
  • Add the lemon juice to the glaze a little at a time. Just until you reach your desired consistency. I like mine when it pours in a steady stream off the spoon.

More Strawberry Recipes You’ll Love:

If you make this Strawberry Scone with Lemon & Poppy Seeds recipe, I’d love to know how it goes! Please share with all your friends in the comments below!

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Originally published in April 2019, updated March 2020 with updated info and recipe card.

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easy strawberry scones with lemon and poppy seed glaze

Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 scones 1x
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds are filled with fresh strawberries and finished with a lemon and poppy seed glaze for Easter or Mother’s Day!


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Ingredients

Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons ice cold unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 lemon, juiced


Instructions

For Strawberry Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Using a box cheese grater, grate ice cold butter into flour mixture. With a pastry blender or with your hands, blend flour mixture and butter together until a course, pea like texture is formed. Very gently fold in strawberries and lemon zest.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Gently stir the milk mixture with your flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Transfer scone dough to a well floured, cold surface and bring the dough together. Bring the dough together into a disk about 1 inch thick.
  5. Cut the disk into 6-8 triangles. Arrange triangles evenly onto parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with a light layer of heavy whipping cream.
  6. Bake scones for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are just golden brown.

For Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Add in lemon juice a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle over strawberry scones!

Notes

Recipe Tips:

  • Be gentle when you fold in the strawberries. If you are too rough with them, the color will bleed and you’ll end up with pink scones – maybe not such a bad thing! 😉
  • The less ‘handling’ you have with your scone batter, the better and more tender they will be!
  • My favorite step (that you cannot skip!) is brushing your strawberry lemon poppy seed scones with heavy cream right before baking! This will ensure an super shiny top that will make your scones look like they just came from a bakery!
  • Add the lemon juice to the glaze a little at a time. Just until you reach your desired consistency. I like mine when it pours in a steady stream off the spoon.

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