Ricotta Cheese Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

My husband likes ricotta cheese a lot, so I came up with this recipe .. You won't believe how light these scones are .. Next time I will sub lemon juice for the milk, and grated lemon rind for the cinnamon ..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees, and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, milk and cinnamon.
  3. Mix well with a fork until well combined and not very lumpy.
  4. (Do not mix until all lumps disappear).
  5. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  7. Stir in cheese mixture lightly, then combine quickly.
  8. Be careful not to overmix, knead no more than 10 times.
  9. You may need to add another tablespoon of milk depending on your flour, dough should be slightly sticky and shiny.
  10. Place on the baking sheet, and pat into 3/4 inch thickness.
  11. Cut round into 6 wedge-shaped pieces.
  12. Move scones so they are not touching, and dust with sugar and cinnamon.
  13. Back 15-20 minutes, or until browned.
Most Helpful

too much flour, consistency is not right, cup and a half of flour at most is probably a better bet.

jsh145 October 04, 2008

WOW....these are delicious scones. I was reluctant to use shortening. I love to bake with butter, just because I love the flavor it adds. But, I decided to give the shortening a try and they came out PERFECT! Light and tender. I did refrigerate the shortening before cutting it in and only used 1 1/2 cups of flour. I did bake mine about 1/2 an hour. I think my oven temp is off. I know I'll make these again. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview September 28, 2012

I ha dnever made scones, but had some ricotta cheese to use up and didn't want to make yet another Italian dish. These are very tasty!

jane49423 September 12, 2010