Red White & Blue Scones Recipe {Super Easy!}

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This red white and blue scones recipe is full of plump blueberries and fresh sweet strawberries topped with cream and white sugar. They make a great patriotic treat for July 4 holiday breakfast or any time you want to enjoy these summer fruits! Each bite of our quick and easy scones will burst with berry flavor like fireworks as you enjoy these soft and fluffy scones with a cup of tea or coffee.

Red white and blue scones with blueberries and strawberries

All of our scone recipes start with our Master Scone recipe as the base. From here, you can add a little bit of any ingredient and make a scone you will be proud to serve your family and friends. Most of our recipes naturally make eggless scones, but we may have a savory treat from time to time that may call for an egg as an ingredient.

Eggless scones

For this recipe, you are free of eggs and can enjoy it with wild abandon. When this batch of simple scones came together, I noticed they looked red, white, and blue and thought they would be perfect for a celebratory July weekend.

Tools to make freshly baked scones

These are the tools used to make these berry scones recipes and all of our homemade scones.

  • Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender or pastry cutter is best.
  • Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing is needed!
  • Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.

Additional tools for fun shapes

Red, white, and blue scones are made in the traditional wedge shape, but I am thinking of using a star cookie cutter next time to really make them festive!

Fresh red white and blue scone recipe ingredients

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • fresh blueberries
  • minced fresh strawberries (about 2 berries)

Related recipes: Master Scone RecipeFresh Strawberry SconesFresh Peach SconesBlueberry Lemon SconesClementine SconesPumpkin Spice Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones.

2 berry scones before baking

Important steps for every scone recipe

Making this homemade scone recipe is easy! In less than 20 minutes, you can have a from-scratch, soft scone that is fluffy and full of sweet summer fruits.

First, let's go over TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS you MUST DO to ensure a perfect flaky scone:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees for at least 20 minutes before baking. A hot oven will help your scones rise tall instead of being flat.
  2. Make sure your butter is COLD. It does not matter if you use cold unsalted butter or salted butter, but it MUST BE COLD. As the butter melts it will allow for air to create flaky scones

How to make a delicious recipe for holiday berry scones

In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients first. You will whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and gently mix until combined. Set aside the dry mixture.

Red white and blue scones with blueberries and strawberries

Working with a sharp knife, cut cold butter into small pieces. Add to the flour mixture and using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the flour mixture begins to look like coarse crumbs. This will give the best texture to your scones.

blue berry strawberry scones on cooling rack

Now it is time to add in your wet ingredients. Add half and half, vanilla extract, blueberries, and minced fresh strawberries and mix gently until a shaggy dough forms. Using your hands, knead scone dough for a little time until it forms a smooth soft ball, about 5-10 times.

baked red white and blue scones with coffee

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently press the dough into an 8-inch round disc, about 1 inch thick. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut the disc into 8 wedges and place them on a prepared baking sheet.

NOTE: If you would like to use a shaped cookie cutter, pat or roll your scone disc gently with a rolling pin. Keep disc 1-inch thick. Cut out as many shapes as you can and place them on a prepared baking sheet and continue to follow the rest of the steps below.

With a pastry brush dipped in half and half, brush the tops of scones and add a small pinch of sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Storing baked scones

Store your homemade scones on a plate covered loosely with plastic wrap. Scones should last up to 3 days on the kitchen counter.

If you would like them to last longer, place them in a Zip-lock freezer bag and place them in the freezer. Scones will last up to 3 months.
Thaw scones at room temperature for at least half-hour before serving.

July 4 holiday tables will be full of festive treats and these red white and blue scones will be a fun addition!

easy scone recipe for holiday breakfast scone
Red white and blue scones with blueberries and strawberries

Red White & Blue Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This red white and blue scones recipe is full of plump blueberries and fresh sweet strawberries topped with cream and white sugar. They make a great patriotic treat for holiday breakfast or any time you want to enjoy these summer fruits!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup minced strawberries (about 2 berries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees for at least 20 minutes before baking.
  2. In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients first. You will whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Working with a sharp knife, cut cold butter into small pieces. Add to the flour mixture and using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the flour mixture begins to look like coarse crumbs. This will give the best texture to your scones.
  4. Now it is time to add in your wet ingredients. Add half and half, vanilla extract, blueberries, and minced strawberries and mix gently until a shaggy dough forms. Using your hands, knead scone dough for a little time until it forms a smooth soft ball, about 5-10 times.
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently push the dough into an 8-inch round disc, about 1 inch thick. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut the disc into 8 wedges and place them on a prepared baking sheet. With a pastry brush dipped in half and half, brush the tops of scones and a small pinch of sugar.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. 
  8. Once the scones are completely cool, enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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