Cinnamon-Raisin Cream Scones

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 11 mins

Very nice, lightly sweet scone. Lovely eaten warm from the oven!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Topping: Mix cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Scones: Have all ingredients at room temperature. Sift flour, then measure out 2 cups into mixing bowl. Add baking powder, salt, and sugar and sift again.
  4. Add shortening, cutting it in until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. In a seperate bowl, beat eggs, add cream. Add to flour mixture, (reserving 2 tablespoons to brush on top of scones). Add raisins and stir just until mixed.
  6. Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead sticky dough for 1/2 minute. Shape dough into ball, place on greased baking sheet. Pat down into circle of dough about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut into 8 wedges and move wedges apart on sheet so they are evenly spaced.
  7. Brush each wedge with reserved egg/cream mixture, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping generously over each.
  8. Bake in 400 degree oven for 11-14 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  9. Serve warm with butter & jam.
Most Helpful

These will be great with jam in the morning.

NoraMarie October 03, 2009

SOOOO YUMMY! These scones were very easy to make and came out perfectly-soft and fluffy on the inside and with a nice sugary crunch on the outside. I reduced the sugar in the batter to 1/8 cup and used the raisin option, which gave them a wonderful fruity sweetness. I ended up not needing the full 1/2 cup of cream, so Id advise anyone who is making these to add the liquid little by little in order not to get a too sticky dough. I got 10 wedges out of the full recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe, which I will surely be making often again! Made and reviewed for one of my "babies" in Spring PAC 2009.

Lalaloula March 23, 2009