Coconut Cherry Scones With Citrus Butter

Coconut Cherry Scones With Citrus Butter

Tender, warm scones along with delightful citrus butter are a special treat for breakfast or anytime.

20 min. prep time
8 scones
252 Ratings



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cherries or sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon coarse grain or decorator sugar


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine all butter ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Combine cherries, half & half, coconut, egg and lemon zest in small bowl. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until flour mixture is moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly 8 to 10 times. Pat dough into 7-inch circle. Place onto greased baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges. (Do not separate.) Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Cut wedges apart; remove from baking sheet. Serve warm scones with citrus butter.

Recipe Tip

Scotland takes the credit for developing scones, although the British have made them popular all over the world. This biscuit-like quick bread derived its name from the Stone of Destiny (or Scone) where Scottish kings were once crowned.

Nutrition Facts (1 scone, 1 tablespoon butter)

Calories: 420

Fat: 26g

Cholesterol: 95mg

Sodium: 410mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #12704©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made these for our anniversary brunch and they were snatched up before even I got one!! Everyone raved about them, even the guys. Serving them warm from the oven with the smell wafting through the room didn't hurt either.
Easy to make and absolutely delicious. My son requests these tasty treats once a week!

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