Irish Fruit Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Light moist and so easy to make.This recipe was given to me by Irish chef. These are truly best scones I ever had. Great with butter, jam or creme-fresh. They also freeze well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl measure flour, sugar, baking powder.
  4. Add butter and work with your fingertips until mixture resembles small peas.
  5. Mix in dry fruit.
  6. In small bowl mix buttermilk and eggs add to dry mixture.
  7. Using your hands, form dough into large ball and place on floured surface.
  8. Knead lightly only few times until comes together.
  9. Roll out into 1 1/2 inch thickness.
  10. Cut into 3 inch rounds place on a prepared baking sheet.
  11. Brush with milk to glaze.
  12. Bake scones for 20-25 minutes.


Most Helpful

Finally a recipe close to the scones my DH and I had in Ireland this past summer! I must note that one should pay particular attention to step 8 for best rising. I kneaded just a tad too much on my first batch. One really wants the dough to JUST come together and roll very lightly. Thank you SO much for posting this receipe. It's a keeper.

MrsDoty December 07, 2007

I will leave only a comment and not star rating, because I obviously made errors in converting some of the key ingredients. There were too many raisins, and the dough was quite dry and fell apart in our hands. I obviously didn't use enough butter, but had too many raisins. I'll try again though, as I think it'll be a great recipe if I can get the conversions correct. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Hanka.

NorthwestGal February 26, 2014

These scones are the nicest I have ever , tasted, I have given them to family and friends, they couldn't get enough. A true winner!

liz m. February 08, 2014

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