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Lemon Scones with Lemon Curd Glaze

Make these Lemon Scones and serve them with Lemon Curd Glaze!  A delicious and very lemony treat!

So before we get to the lemon scones, can we just talk about this turquoise baking sheet for a second? Seriously, LOOK at it.  Have you ever seen a more gorgeous pan?  I saw it at Winners and had to have it, I mean how could I not?

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I envisioned all kinds of baking that I could make on it, and how pretty it would look in pictures…a food blogger is always thinking about food pictures and props, all the dang time.  I no longer just see dishes when I’m shopping, I see them as food props, and imagine them in blog and Instagram posts!  It’s a sickness I tell you.  😉

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I decided to christen this pan with a delicious batch of lemon scones…the yellow with the turquoise?!  Oh heck yes.  But most importantly these scones are so scrumptious.  I love all kinds of scones, strawberry white chocolate, hot cross scones, eggnog scones, pumpkin, vanilla white chocolate…you name it.  But the best of them all?  These lemon scones.  With the lemon curd glaze.  You have to make the glaze to go with them, and not just any glaze, but this lemon curd glaze.  I tried a couple different variations of glazes for these scones, but none were lemony enough for my liking.  I wanted the glaze to taste like a lemon meringue pie filling, so I decided to make a lemon curd glaze.  This glaze has less eggs than a traditional curd, giving it a more glossy look.  That, and this glaze is thicker, making it perfect for drizzling.

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The scones are light and flaky and perfectly lemony, the glaze is tart and full of lemon flavour, making them a match made in heaven!  I hope you try them and love em!



Lemon Scones with Lemon Curd Glaze

Make these Lemon Scones and serve them with Lemon Curd Glaze!  A delicious and very lemony treat!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Cuisine: Bread



Lemon Scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter (cut into small chunks)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (half & half works too)
  • zest from 1 lemon

Lemon Curd Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • juice from 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • zest from 1 lemon


Lemon Scones:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until the butter is pea sized.
  4. Stir in the cream until the dough is moistened, but be careful not to over mix it or the biscuits will be tough.
  5. Stir in the lemon zest.
  6. Lay a sheet of wax or parchment paper onto your counter.
  7. Press the dough into a ball and transfer it on to the paper and press it down into a circular disk. Then using a rolling pin (or your hands), roll and flatten the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  8. Using knife cut the dough into triangles.
  9. Spread the biscuits out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and bake for ~10-15 minutes. The scones are done when the bottom edges are slightly brown.
  10. When they are done baking, transfer the scones to a cooling rack.

Lemon Curd Glaze:

  1. In a saucepan whisk together the sugar and the egg until smooth.
  2. Stir in the melted butter, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest, and cook on low-medium heat, whisking often.
  3. Whisk and cook until the lemon curd glaze thickens, about 15 – 20 minutes.

Putting them together:

  1. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle them with the lemon curd glaze, and serve the extra glaze on the side!


Please note, the glaze will thicken as it cools.

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  1. I have a jar of lemon curd in the pantry, that is waiting to be used. I don’t think I can go wrong with your scone recipe!

    And BTW, I came across a stack of business cards I had and checked out a few blogs, one that happened to be your mom’s. She helped me figure out those cards were from Blissdom Canada 2013. Let’s just say I hung onto those cards for a reason and I’m so happy that I’ve rediscovered your blog!

  2. Just made these. And then I was making the lemon curd glaze and the pot slipped. Was able to save half so I could try some of the scones right away. Sooo good. I am a sucker for anything lemon/lime and will be making these again. ( and more lemon curd tomorrow). Thank you for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! This was my 1st attempt to make scones, and they’re delicious! Thank you!

  4. Could I form them into circles instead? Would they be smaller and make more? I am definitely going to try this recipe once I have answers!

    1. Hi Bella! Absolutely you can. If you use a smaller circular cutter there will be more scones. Also, just as a precaution, if you make the scones smaller they will likely need less time in the oven…start with 8 – 10 minutes.