Soft, tender, and bursting with flavor, these White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are sure to be a hit for breakfast or brunch!
I just love baking with (and eating) fresh raspberries. Raspberry sweet rolls, chocolate chip raspberry banana bread, and raspberry bundt cake are a few more of my favorites!
I am a huge fan of raspberries. I could eat them by the bowl full. We eat them so fast at my house that they don’t often make it into my baked goods. But I had been wanting to try raspberry scones for ages, so this time I came up with a plan.
I whipped up a batch as soon as I got home from the grocery store — before anyone even knew we had raspberries. Sometimes you gotta be sneaky!
We loved the combination of the tartness of the raspberries with the sweetness of the white chocolate. And of course the scones are nice and buttery. I adore the flavor from the almond extract, it is a perfect compliment to the raspberries.
You can of course use vanilla instead, but the flavor won’t be quite the same. Either way though, these scones are just amazing!!
If you’ve never made scones before, don’t be scared. They are seriously so easy to make. As long as you don’t overwork the dough, they turn out great.
Don’t be intimidated by the process of cutting in the butter. A good quality pastry cutter makes it easier, but if you don’t have one, you can just use a grater to grate in the butter. Either method will produce great results!
How to make White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then cut or grate in the butter. Stir in some white chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add to the flour mixture and mix very gently. Carefully fold in the fresh raspberries.
Divide dough in half and pat each portion into a circle. Cut into wedges and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes. Melt a little white chocolate and drizzle over the scones. (I like to place mine in a ziplock bag and snip the corner to drizzle. So much easier!)
Can raspberry scones be made ahead?
Yes, they can! After you cut the dough, you can place the unbaked scones on a single layer and freeze for about 1 1/2 hours. Then remove the frozen dough scones and place in airtight containers. You can bake them frozen, you just need to add more baking time. It may take up to 30 minutes.
You can also bake the scones and freeze them in an airtight container. If you choose this method, I recommend freezing them before you add the melted chocolate. Let them thaw before you drizzle them with glaze. Or you can just omit the glaze, they are plenty tasty without it!
MORE AMAZING HOMEMADE SCONES:
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- Peanut Butter Scones with chocolate chips
- Eggnog Scones
- Pumpkin Scones
- Orange Scones
Recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Tender scones bursting with white chocolate chips and raspberries, drizzled with melted white chocolate.
- 4 cups flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup cold butter
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup milk (or a little more)
- 1/2 cup cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips for drizzle (optional)
- Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or use a grater to grate it in. Stir in the 1 cup of white chips.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, and extracts. Add to the flour mixture and gently stir till barely combined. Carefully fold in the raspberries. If the dough doesn't stick together, you can add a little more milk, but you don't want to add too much.
- Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into a 7-8" circle on a floured counter top. Cut each into 8 wedges.
- Place scones on cookie sheets and bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or till lightly browned. Drizzle with melted white chocolate if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g
Do people butter these before eating?
We don’t butter them at my house, but you certainly could!
Instead of folding in the raspberries, I tried pressing the dough into a rectangle, putting raspberries on top, the folding it together before forming into a circle to cut scones. I think this method was in an early version of the recipe, maybe? My favorite scone recipe.♥️
That’s a great idea, especially if your raspberries are on the juicy side!
They looked awful hah but they still tasted amazing! Will try again 🙂
Sorry they didn’t look great, the raspberries can be tricky, especially if they are frozen. Glad they tasted great though, that’s what really matters!
It was my first time making scones. I used fresh raspberries, as recommended, but they all broke apart and made quite a mess. I am not sure what I did wrong? Maybe over mixed the dough as it was hard to mix the berries in? Not sure. When I cut them up I realized the berries barely got mixed in and they all ended up on the top and bottom, as if they never ended up mixing in the dough. They are still in the oven though so can’t wait to see and taste the end result. But any tips for next time would be appreciated!
Sounds like you just overmixed the dough. I like to use my hands so I can be extra gentle folding them in. Hopefully they still tasted amazing!
Can the almond extract be omitted? Or can I use anything to substitute it?
Yes, you can substitute vanilla extract. 🙂
I had some fresh raspberries in the fridge which is a rarity for this time of year for me…summer? I can pick fresh from my back yard lol. I was in a bit of a hurry which explains my booboo…..I completely forgot to add the almond and vanilla extracts! They still turned out delicious! To make up for the flavor I used a simple icing glaze on top and added the almond to that. I debated making a half recipe – one person sure doesn’t that many but i reconsidered so I could throw most in the freezer for a fast breakfast or coffee treat. Since I have lots of frozen berries in the freezer I may try a combo of raspberry and blueberry etc. Great recipe!
I’m jealous that you have fresh berries in your yard -they are the best! I bet they were amazing with the almond glaze on top, and the combination of berries sounds heavenly. 🙂
Is this dough supposed to be pretty wet and sticky?
No, the dough for drop biscuits is more wet and sticky, but for rolled scones it should be soft, but not sticky. Of course, if you prefer drop biscuits, you can add more milk and just drop them by spoonfuls. They aren’t as pretty, but they should still taste great.
Nice and moist. Tasty even when when cold.
Oh yes, I can eat them any temperature any time of day. haha
Oh my, these are scrumptious!! This is the first time I’ve made scones and I was a little nervous about it, but they turned out fabulous!! My teenage son even said “Mom, these are sooo GOOD!!” I will definitely be making these again! They were so tender and full of flavor! Thank you for this recipe!
It makes me so happy that you had success making scones for the first time! My teenage boys love them to, so I’m glad they were a hit at your house. And thanks for stopping by to leave the kind words. I appreciate it!
Thaw best scone, husband said the best he ever had. I didn’t have cream so used half and half with some melted butter. So good.
Yay, glad he loved them so much! Happy to hear that they worked with half & half and melted butter. 🙂
We really liked these scones! Something I researched and tried and was very impressed with is stir up your scones and cut them. Put wax paper on a cookie sheet and lay the scones on it and don’t let them touch each other. Freeze immediately. Once frozen you can put in ziplock bags. When you are ready to bake them heat your oven and bake them from frozen. It takes a few minutes longer but it’s so handy to have fresh scones in a hurry and also you can just bake a few if you want!
I won’t make these again. Very wet sticky messy. I had smoke pouring out of the oven they spread everywhere. They look like something the cat threw up.
These were absolutely divine. I exchanged almond extract with extra vanilla, used fresh blueberries and raspberries and semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also mixed 1 cup icing sugar/5 tbls milk with 1 tbls vanilla for the glaze. Hands down one of the best things ever. My husband loves these. Yummy!
These were amazing. A little to moist my first try, next try was great. I also made them with blueberries and lemon extract instead of the almond. Wow!
Susan Heidel Lacy
I have mad these twice now. Both times they were delicious but not pretty. They completely lost their shape. The last time I even refrigerated them for 30 mins before baking. Still they spread. The dough was pretty wet, is that normal. I love the flavor, I just wish I could fix the shape problem. Any suggestions?
I haven’t had that happen with these scones, but I’ve had others that have lost their shape. Usually it’s because the dough is too wet, so you could try using a bit less milk or cream. The dough should stick together, but not be sticky. Good luck!
If you have a treenut allergy (like me), replace the almond extract with 1/2 tsp of lemon extract. (1 tsp if you REALLY like lemon flavoring.) It gives a nice hint of sweetness.
I just made these with frozen raspberries, I coated them in a little flour and folded them in at the last minute, just a couple folds. They turned out great! No red dough!
So glad to hear that it worked perfectly for you using frozen berries! Thanks for sharing your tip for my other readers! 🙂
I made these at Easter but with blueberries as my local super market didn’t have fresh raspberries at the time. My family LOVED them. Going to try making more with gluten free flower this time for a friend
I should try them with blueberries, I bet they were delicious!
Kara, this sounds so good! Was wondering if it would work with other types of berries?
I have had other readers try them with other berries with great results!
Should you eat these warm or cold? Ive never made scones before? and if warm can you make them and heat them? Are they as good warmed up, what temperature would you reheat on?
I like them warm, so if we have leftovers I just heat them in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. But my kids will just eat them at room temperature.
This recipe calls for 1/2 cup cream … whipping cream?
I use heavy or whipping cream, but really any type should work.
These are delicious! Light and fluffy and delicious! I love the combination of almond extract with vanilla! I will make them again and again!! Thanks for sharing!!!
I am so happy that you loved them! 🙂
I tried this recipe with frozen raspberries and it was a red mess. What can I do to avoid that next time?
Use fresh raspberries. Frozen berries still taste good, but they do make the batter red.
Can the scones be frozen? Trying to prepare for lots of out of town visitors for Christmas and my boys love scones.
Yes, I freeze scones all the time. You want to make sure and freeze them before adding the white chocolate drizzle. You want to add that just before serving.
Hi my name is Benjiman I am 15 I hope to be a navy chef anf uhhh my family LOVED these even though they were my first try . Soo Thanks !
These are the best. I have made them several times. I did add some chopped almonds because I only had 1/4 cup and wanted to store new ones in the jar. Delish.
Using blackberries this time. This is the best scone recipe!
Oh, I bet blackberries will be fantastic! It really is a good scone recipe, and is easily adapted. So glad you like it!
I used black raspberries as well, they turned out so moist and elegant. Love this recipe!
I bet that was a yummy twist Sharon!
DELICIOUS!!! My kids loved these. thanks for the easy and delicious recipe.
So glad to hear that they were a hit with your family Jennifer! It’s always a win when you find something the kids love. 🙂
All purpose flour or self rising flour?
I made them with diced mangos and they came out fantastic. In the process of brainstorming some other flavor combinations. I agree on being mindful of your liquids especially depending on the fruit used.
I added some sliced almonds…wow, these are fantastic!
I love that idea! I’ll have to try it next time I make them. 🙂
These are wonderful. Even my dogs; Angelina and Joli loved them. And they turn down anything that’s not meat. ???? Now they can join me for High Tea.
YES!, or in a pinch, you can use 1/2 & 1/2; However, it won’t be as good if you used the heavy cream. Too, I use, Ghirardelli Premium Baking Bar-White Chocolate. Then, using a sharp knife, chop-it-up, into chunks: some small, some mid-size, some bigger than mid-size. Be sure to also use the “fines”.
These are the best scones I have ever made! Be careful with your liquids, the raspberries will add some. Scrumptious!
what has happened? I used to print your recipes but this one won’t. Hatd to write it down but I am going to try it tonight with blueberries.
I’m not sure why it wouldn’t print Mary. Maybe it was just a glitch. Let me know if you are still having trouble.
Best scones ever
Does this make a full size or mini scone? Trying to plan for about 30 people for a brunch and mini scones would be ideal.
This makes 16 regular sized scones. You can cut them smaller and they will work just fine. They will bake faster, so just make sure you watch them closely!
Those scones look delicious!! I love anything with white chocolate!!
Same here Kristyn! It’s so yummy in so many things!
Jen@ Yummy Healthy Easy
My boys love scones!! These look incredible and I can’t wait to make them! Pinned!
Hope you love them as much as I do Jen!
Sarah @ Pretty Providence
These look absolutely delicious!
Thanks Sarah! They really are. 🙂
These look so delicious! I’ve never had raspberries in scones before, but now I’ve gotta make some!
I hadn’t ever tried raspberries before either, but I’ll be making them again for sure. Such a yummy flavor combo!