Blackberry Lime Scones

/// April 23rd, 2014

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

Well, hello gorgeous. Seriously, how fun and fruity and… slightly psychedelic do these scones look?! Hard to believe, but they taste 1,000,000 times better than they appear.

I had a few of my girlfriends up for the weekend (packed 8 people into my tiny lil’ 2 bedroom… ha!) and we made an epic brunch Sunday before everyone departed. There was fresh squeezed orange juice, blueberry waffles (recipe coming soon!), crispy breakfast potatoes, and my favorite smoked salmon frittata, but the real star of the show ended up being these blackberry lime scones! I made 2 batches just to be safe, and in the end, found myself wishing I had made a third! Suffice to say, my girl squad knows how to do some serious damage when it comes to scones ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

This recipe is very simple, but as always, should be followed exactly as written and read over in entirety at least once. This ensures you know exactly what you need and exactly what you need to do. Plus, it will give you time to ask me any questions you may have before you begin baking.

There are three simple parts to this recipe: the black lime scones, the egg wash, and the fresh lime glaze. Ingredient wise you’re going to need flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, lime juice and zest, unsalted butter, eggs, milk, blackberries, and confectioners’ sugar.

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

  • Fresh or frozen blackberries may be used; if using frozen, do not thaw before using. Also, don’t worry if the berries break up a little when you fold them into the batter. This is normal and gives the scones a gorgeous purple hue.
  • Your butter should extremely cold. I like to pop my stick in the freezer for 5 minutes or so before adding it the dough; this extra step ensures it doesn’t melt too early. Cold butter = flaky scones.
  • If you find your dough is warm and/or sticky, pop it back into the fridge or freezer for a few minutes and let it chill, then get back to work.
  • Scones are very forgiving treats, so don’t fret if yours come out of the oven a little rustic looking ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing a little glaze can’t fix!

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

I love that these scones can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to two months (minus the lime glaze, of course). Super convenient – especially on busy mornings!ย  Pretty, delicious, and so much better than the bakery – these blackberry lime scones are a WIN all around.

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below and donโ€™t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on Instagram! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day. โ™ฅ

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!

Blackberry Lime Scones

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8 scones

Serving Size: 1 scone

Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!


  • 2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 granulated cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY cold and cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen (If using frozen, do not thaw first)
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon milk or water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • For glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐ(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lime zest; whisk well to combine. Quickly cut the butter into small cubes then work them into the mixture (using your fingers, two forks, or a pastry cutter) until lit resembles a coarse meal. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk, then add to flour mixture. Use the fork to stir everything together until just moistened.
  4. Add blackberries and gently stir into dough. Donโ€™t worry if some of the berries break up a bit.
  5. Empty the loose dough out onto a clean, floured work surface, then shape the dough into an 8-inch circle.
  6. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and carefully transfer to the prepared sheet.
  7. Lightly brush each scones with the egg wash, then sprinkle the top of each scone with sugar.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  9. Allow scones to cool on the baking sheet while you make the glaze.
  10. For the glaze:
  11. In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice and confectioners sugar. Drizzle over warm scones and serve at once.


Fresh or frozen blackberries may be used, if using frozen, don't thaw first. If scone dough feels wet or warm, place it in the fridge for a few minutes.

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Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie

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23 thoughts on “Blackberry Lime Scones

  1. Chantal

    Hi Ashley,
    I’am Chant from Travelling Papilles a global food blog.
    I like your nice blog and you recipe is amazing.
    Those scones look so yummy!

  2. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    Today is one of those days. I am wanting to run home to the fetal position because nothing has worked out. At all. I am glad these scones are making me drool right now. Seriously. I love the flavor combination and they are the best thing to have happened today ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Caroline

    Ah, I totally feel ya girl. I had one of those days last week…hope you’re feeling better today! I agree with Kathryn–wine is usually the answer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ anyways, these scones sound amazing. Definitely bookmarking.

  4. megan

    Just made these this morning. I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour, and they turned out great! Wonderful flavor and texture.

  5. Pam

    I made these today, but substituted lemon for the lime (didn’t have lime), Truvia baking for the sugar (trying to lose weight) and skim milk for the whole (never have whole on hand). Turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Julie Wells

    I made these delicious scones today with a little help from my granddaughters. They were absolutely delicious. Everyone loved them, including my husband. We just left the icing off his! Btw: This was the first time I had ever made scones and I have a feeling it’s not the last.

  7. Marianna

    Hi Ashley! These were the first scones I ever attempted and man did they turn out good! I inhaled two one after the other and could not believe how bakery-ish they were! And my Mom in law appreciated them too. Thank you for the wonderful recipe, I’ll be making every single scone recipe you’ve posted on this blog :) Have a great day!


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