Recipe – Cherry Filled Scones

Recipe - Cherry Filled Scones

Cherry-filled scones are a nice family-friendly dessert during the summer months when cherries are abundant.  One of these and a nice glass of ice tea or cold milk on a restful weekend or evening, what more can you ask for?

Cooke Note

  • To make this a year round recipe or to short the jam making ingredients and process replace the cherry commercial or homemade cherry pie filling, Jams, jellies, marmalade, or  preserves.
  • For variety, this approach can be used with other fruits and berries, like strawberries, blackberries, currants, raspberries, texas persimmons…etc.

Cherry Filled Scones Ingredients

Scone Ingredients

  • Flour – 220 gr (7 oz)
  • 1 large or Jumbo Egg
  • Sugar – 60 gr (2 oz)
  • Baking powder – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Kefir – 100 ml (3 fl. oz) or 3/4 cup of plain yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk
  • Butter or shortening – 50 gr (1.5 oz)

Cherry Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 118 ml (1/2 cup) cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or Cherry Liqueur liquors

Cherry Filled Scones Directions

Make the Scones

  • Preheat oven to 210C425F5 gas mark
  • Take a very cold butter and flour.
  • Mix the butter and flour to make a little crumbs. (I used a food processor, if you do this with your hands, then do it quickly so that the butter does not melt)
  • In a bowl, combine kefir, egg, and sugar and mix until Smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the flour and butter and knead the dough.
  • Roll out dough until 2 centimeters thick and cut the circles (the shape of the scones can be any, but traditionally round)
  • Bake at 210C425F5 gas mark until lightly brown and cook though, about 15 min

Make Cherry Filling

  • To prepare the jam, put cherries, sugar, and starch in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil it until thickened
  • Remove from heat and let cool

Make Whipped Cream

  • Chill mixer bowl and whisk in freezer for at least 15 minutes to chill.
  • Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and flavoring into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.

How to Serve Cherry Filled Scones

  • Slice in half horizontally (about 90% of the way) to make a clam shell
  • Fill evenly cherry jam and whipped cream
  • Bon appetite


  • Makes 8 servings

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