Chocolate Covered Cherry Scones

Chocolate Covered Cherry Scones


Golden brown, loaded with juicy cherries, and drizzled with dark chocolate, these Chocolate Covered Cherry Scones are a total showstopper!
  • 3 cups (390 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • ½ cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter very cold, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg cold
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) heavy cream cold
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries roughly chopped
  • For the Egg Wash:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • ¼ cup sparkling sugar optional
  • For the Chocolate Glaze
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven temperature to 400 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet wit parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together both flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (if using), and sugar.
  3. Add the cold butter cubes, and using a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the egg, heavy cream, vanilla, and almond extract (if using).
  5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the cream/egg mixture all into the center, then add in the cherries. Using a rubber spatula, fold the mixture together a few times.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough together and press it out into a large circle about 2 inches thick.
  7. Cut dough into 8 wedges, then carefully place scones onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Brush with beaten egg wash, then sprinkle with sparkling sugar, is using.
  9. Bake for 26 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool.
  10. For the Egg Wash:
  11. In a small bowl add the egg and water. Whisk until well combined. Set aside until needed.
  12. For chocolate Glaze:
  13. Place chopped chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl.
  14. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, on the lowest setting, in 15 second increments, stirring after each increment, until chocolate is completely melted. Whisk smooth.
  15. Using a small spoon, drizzle the scones with the melted chocolate before serving.

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