Devour Delicious Fruit-Filled Scones for a Delectable Treat

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I’m thrilled to share with you my recipe for Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones. These scones are a delightful treat that you can enjoy any time of day – morning, afternoon, or evening.

The Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones are made traditionally with raisins or sultanas and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, which brings out the flavors of the fruits inside. This simple recipe is perfect for those who love to bake and crave an easy, yet delicious dessert that they can always rely on.

Scone-making is an art, and this Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones recipe ensures that you’ll reach the closest thing to perfection in terms of taste and texture. The scones are crumbly outside with a tender interior, making each bite an absolute pleasure. Whether you are planning a tea time gathering or just want something to wake up your taste buds in the morning, these fruit-filled scones will surely do the trick.

So let’s grab our aprons and get started on baking these wonderful treats! With this recipe, we’ll show you how to make fruit-filled scones as good as the ones served on castle grounds – promise!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones
Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones

Allow me to introduce you to the mouth-watering Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones recipe that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, this recipe holds a special place in my heart, and I am confident that it will become one of your favorite recipes too.

The Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones are not your average scones. They are baked with raisins, sultanas, and mixed fruit, which create a perfect blend of sweetness and tartness. The vanilla extract and cinnamon give it an exotic aroma complementing the buttery goodness.

Not only do these scones smell divine, but they also taste incredible! The granulated sugar enhances their sweetness level while the buttery flavor melts in your mouth. The texture is soft and crumbly due to the all-purpose flour and baking powder salt used.

This recipe can be enjoyed during tea-time or as a quick snack when you desire something sweet yet filling. Your friends and family will love these scrumptious fruit-filled scones, making them a delectable addition to any occasion.

Whether you are an accomplished baker or new to the world of baking, this recipe easily caters to both due to its straightforward instructions. You will soon find yourself making these fruit-filled scones over and over again, perfecting them with each try.

Try this recipe today for a taste of British culinary heritage that has stood the test of time. With every succulent bite, you’ll love these Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones even more!

Ingredient List

 Soft and flaky scones filled with sweet fruit
Soft and flaky scones filled with sweet fruit

Get Ready with Your Ingredients

Here is the list of ingredients you’ll need to make Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones Recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raisins and/or sultanas

Note: You may use oats flour instead of a regular all-purpose flour for added nutrition.

Make sure you have all these ingredients as it will be easier to make the recipe quickly.

The Recipe How-To

 A bite of Scotland in every scone
A bite of Scotland in every scone

Now that we have gathered our ingredients, let’s dive into the recipe! Here are the step-by-step instructions for making the perfect Scottish fruit-filled scones.

Step 1: Preheat and Prep

First and foremost, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit [425°F] and lightly dust a baking sheet with flour.

Step 2: Mix Your Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

Step 3: Incorporate the Butter

Cut 50g or one-fourth (1/4) stick of cold butter into small chunks and add it to your dry ingredients. Use your fingertips to rub in the butter until you get a fine crumbly texture.

Step 4: Add Fruit

Stir in three-fourths (3/4) cup of mixed dried fruit such as raisins or sultanas into your bowl.

Step 5: Combine Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together one large egg, one-half (1/2) cup of milk,and one-half (1/2) teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 6: Combine Mixtures

Add your wet mixture to your dry mixture until combined; do not over mix.

Step 7: Knead the Dough

Flour a clean surface and gently pat dough into about an inch thickness with floured hands .

Step 8: Cut Scone Shapes

Use a cookie cutter or upside-down drinking glass to cut out shapes. Place each scone about two inches apart on prepared baking sheet.

Step 9: Brush on Egg Wash Mixture

Whisk one egg in a bowl and brush a small amount evenly onto the scones.

Step 10: Bake

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a scone comes out clean.

Enjoy these warm treats, perfect for any occasion and for bringing people together!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect breakfast or tea-time treat
The perfect breakfast or tea-time treat

Are you in the mood for something different? Here are some substitutions and variations to make each batch of Scottish fruit-filled scones unique.

Instead of raisins and sultanas, try using mixed berries or currants for a fresh and slightly tart flavor. Add some chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, or walnuts for an extra crunch. You can also experiment with different spices; swap cinnamon with nutmeg, cloves, or allspice for a unique twist.

If you’re looking to make a healthier version, try replacing the all-purpose flour with oats flour or almond flour and replace white sugar with honey. For vegan scones, substitute dairy milk with soy milk or almond milk and use vegan butter instead of regular butter.

To add more richness to your scones, try adding a tablespoon of cream cheese to your dough. This will give your scones a creamier texture and add a subtle tanginess.

For those who prefer savory flavors, you might like to try making treacle scones that have a hint of sweetness and molasses flavor. Or try drop scones (often known as Queen Elizabeth II drop scones or Mary Berry Scones) which are small bite-sized pancakes that are delightful at tea time.

The possibilities are endless when making fruit-filled scones. Just be creative and trust your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy
Fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy

The Scottish fruit-filled scones are a classic example of British cuisine, rich in flavour and texture. These delectable treats are a perfect accompaniment to your favourite cup of tea or coffee, whether served warm or cold.

For a traditional Scottish experience, have these scones for breakfast, afternoon tea or even as a dessert. Serve them with some clotted cream and jam, which will complement their fruity sweetness perfectly. If you prefer something less sweet, then try them with butter and a dusting of powdered sugar.

In addition to the classic pairing options, you can also try mixing things up with some unique flavour combinations. Pair them with cream cheese and fresh raspberries, or bake them with oats flour instead of all-purpose flour for a nuttier taste that complements the fruit filling.

These Scottish fruit-filled scones are versatile enough to be enjoyed in different ways by experimenting with various flavours and toppings. Be creative and make them your own!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Golden brown tops and a crumbly texture
Golden brown tops and a crumbly texture

If you’re planning to serve your Scottish fruit filled scones on a busy day, there are a few make-ahead and storage tips you can follow for maximum convenience. Firstly, you can prepare the dough in advance and freeze it for up to three weeks before baking. Just wrap the dough tightly in cling wrap or aluminum foil before freezing. On the day of serving, let it defrost first before rolling and cutting out your scones.

If you have leftover baked scones, they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two days. However, if you need to keep them for longer or in warmer weather, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can also freeze baked scones for later consumption – just wrap each scone tightly in plastic wrap and put them all together in a resealable freezer bag.

Reheating the scones is also easy – if stored at room temperature or refrigerated, heat them up by microwaving each one for 10-15 seconds until warm. Alternatively, you can warm them up in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes.

Remember that freshly baked Scottish fruit filled scones are always best enjoyed when still warm from the oven with some creamy butter or clotted cream and a dollop of your favorite jam or compote. So don’t hesitate to whip up a batch of these gorgeous scones just before tea time and share with your friends and family!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A delicious combination of berries and citrus
A delicious combination of berries and citrus

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have prepared my fair share of Scottish fruit-filled scones over the years. Here are some of my top tips for perfecting this classic recipe:

1. Keep your ingredients cold.

It’s important to keep your butter, milk and any other ingredients as cold as possible before you begin preparing your scone dough. You want the butter to remain solid until it hits the hot oven, causing it to quickly melt and create little pockets of air that give the scones their signature flakiness.

2. Don’t overwork the dough.

Over-mixing the dough can result in tough and chewy scones. Be sure to handle the dough gently and only mix until everything is just combined. It’s okay if there are still some lumps of butter in the dough.

3. Use a sharp cutter.

When cutting out your scones, use a sharp-edged cutter rather than twisting the cutter back and forth. Twisting can seal off the edges of the scone, preventing it from rising properly in the oven.

4. Add flavorings carefully.

While raisins and sultanas provide a classic and delicious filling for fruit-filled scones, be careful when adding other flavorings like cinnamon or vanilla extract. A little goes a long way, and too much can overpower the delicate taste of the scone itself.

5. Watch your baking time.

Every oven is different, so keep an eye on your scones as they bake. You want them to be golden brown on top and fully cooked through, but not over-baked or burned on the bottom.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to mastering Scottish fruit-filled scones that would make Queen Elizabeth II herself proud!


As you prepare to make these scrumptious Scottish fruit-filled scones, you may have some lingering questions on your mind. No worries, dear reader! I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you along each step of the way. Read on to discover helpful tips and tricks from a chef who specializes in British cuisine.

What is the secret to making good scones?

As a chef who specializes in British cuisine, I would like to give some tips to enhance your scone-making game. Using cold or frozen butter can be beneficial in achieving the perfect rise for your scones. Over-mixing the dough will make it dense, so mix it until you get a cohesive mixture. Pastry flour will give your scones a lighter texture. Once you have shaped your scones, it’s better to chill them before baking, as chilling helps them hold their shape while baking.

How do the Scottish eat their scones?

While scones are primarily a teatime favorite among the English, they are enjoyed throughout the day by the Scots. Whether paired with a midmorning coffee, served with soup and salad for lunch, or accompanied by a glass of wine at the cocktail hour, scones are a beloved staple in Scottish cuisine.

Are scones Irish or Scottish?

The origins of scones can be traced back to Scotland and their traditional baked goods known as ‘bannocks’. These bannocks were essentially flat cakes made using a mix of oats and wheat flour.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Scottish fruit-filled scones are perfect for any tea time or breakfast. They are tasty, easy to make, and filled with delicious raisins and sultanas that add a touch of sweetness to every bite. With the right ingredients and following the recipe instructions carefully, you can easily make these British treats at home.

Whether you’re a fan of British or Irish scones, cream cheese or clotted cream, oat or almond scones, mixed berry or currant scones, there is no denying the beauty of a well-baked scone. These fruit-filled scones are just one example of the many ways you can enjoy a classic British pastry. So why not channel your inner Mary Berry or Queen Elizabeth II and treat yourself to a batch of homemade scones today?

In summary, this recipe offers an exceptional taste that will tantalize your taste buds in just a few minutes. So pull up your sleeves and put on your apron, get ready to bake some Scottish glory that everyone will love. Your friends and family will thank you as you serve them these delectable delights!

Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones

Scottish Fruit-Filled Scones Recipe

Scones of a higher degree - bet you can't eat just one!
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine Scottish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Easy, European, Fruit, Grains, Inexpensive, Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Oven, Potluck, Quick Breads, Scones, Scottish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 addictive scones
Calories 809.6kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 16 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins or 1 1/2 cups sultanas
  • 1 jar fruit preserves


  • Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl; stir to mix well.
  • Add butter and cut in with a pastry cutter until mixture looks like fine granules.
  • Add sugar, raisins and mix.
  • Add milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir with a fork until soft dough forms.
  • Form dough into a ball, put on a lightly floured board, and give 10 to 12 kneads.
  • Roll out dough to a flat shape between ¼“and ½“ thick.
  • Using a floured doughnut cutter, cut out 12 solid disks and 6 with a hole in the center.
  • Place a solid disk on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Place a disk with a hole on top and fill the hole with fruit.
  • Cover with another solid disk and pinch edges to seal.
  • Re-roll and cut scraps and repeat cutting until all dough is used.
  • Bake for 12 – 14 minutes or until medium brown on top.
  • Put on a wire rack and cool before serving.
  • ***Warning***the fruit filling is very hot fresh from the oven, always allow the scones to cool a few minutes before eating.


Serving: 240g | Calories: 809.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 118.7g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 33.7g | Saturated Fat: 20.8g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 807.3mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 44.1g

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