Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon

Breakfast and Brunch, Scones | 45 comments

I could hardly resist the big, beautiful strawberries on display for Valentine’s Day in the grocery store last week. I walked past them three times. Thought that I’d avoided them before I turned around and bee-lined it right back to the display. SIGH.

recipe for strawberry and meyer lemons

And then I walked past a bag of Meyer Lemons. With those added to my cart along side the rouge berries, these Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon were practically begging to be made.

how to make strawberry scones

I am itching for Spring to be here. It’s been on the warmer side of the thermometer this week too and that always does a number on me. You can’t help but feel that Spring is on it’s way with weather in the 60′s. But knowing the weather this time of year in New Mexico, Mother Nature is just being a tease.

I am ready for light and bright tasting foods. Colorful fruits and vegetables. I want to see things sprouting in the garden again. Hear the kids laughing and playing outside. Oh and let’s not forget how nice it is to actually have LIGHT after 5:00 pm. In a nutshell: I am so over winter.

strawberry and lemon scone

As over winter as I am, I’ll be in the exact opposite predicament 7 or so months from now. I’ll be tired of summer and reader for cool air (though I am never, ever ready for it to be dark at 5 pm). I’ll be done with garden fresh summer tomatoes and ready for fall an winter comfort food.

In the meantime, please, bring on the Spring!

Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon

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For the scones:
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
Zest of 3 meyer lemons
1 cup cold butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup meyer lemon juice - about 3 lemons
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon meyer lemon juice
1 teaspoon milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Zest the lemons and combine with the sugar in a small bowl. Using your fingers, rub the sugar and zest together to combine. This will help release the oils and aroma of the meyer lemons.

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar (combined with zest), and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, lemon juice, buttermilk, and vanilla together.

Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until the dough is moist, but do not over mix. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a couple of times until the texture is more uniform and the dry bits have been incorporated.

Roll the dough out into a large circle (or approximate) that is half an inch thick. Sprinkle the chopped strawberries on top, then roll the circle up. Fold the rolled tube into thirds. Then, roll out again into a half inch thick round.

Using a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out scones that are about 2-3 inches in diameter. Place cut scones on the prepared baking sheets. Continue cutting, re-rolling scraps as needed, until all the dough has been used.

Alternatively, you may divide dough into two equal balls. Pat each ball into an 8 inch circle. Place each ball onto a parchment paper lined or greased cookie sheet. Score each circle with a knife into 6 wedges.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 (for cut scones) or 30-40 minutes (for the 8 inch circle), or until done and lightly golden. Allow the scones to cool completely.

Meanwhile, stir powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice together. Drizzle over cooled scones.

Scones may be frozen for up to a month (un-glazed) in a ziploc freezer bag.


Next Wednesday I have the opportunity to co-host a virtual cooking school class as part of Cooking Connections over on TheMotherhood. I would love for all of you to join me!


Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. ET


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The “Healthier Meal Makeovers” class will be hosted by Rachel Matthews (A Southern Fairytale), Renee Ross (Cutie Booty Cakes) and Vanessa Druckman (Chefdruck Musings).

During the class, we will provide our suggestions for making family friendly meals that are nutritious AND delicious. Come join the conversation as we exchange recipes, share suggestions, ask questions, and learn a few simple tips and tricks for making meals healthier!

My other fabulous co-hosts are:

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  • Julie, Dinner with Julie, http://dinnerwithjulie.com

The class is sponsored by ConAgra and hosted by TheMotherhood.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Kaitlin - February 18, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    So beautiful! I’m ready for spring, too.


  • 2
    Liz @ Blog is the New Black - February 18, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    Wow, these sound delicious and they are SO pretty!


  • 3
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles - February 18, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I wish I had a couple of these beauties right now! I am so ready for spring, too…


  • 4
    brandi@BranAppetit - February 18, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I’ve seen so many recipes lately for meyer lemons and am super jealous! I can’t get them here.


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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert - February 18, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    I think I’ll put this on my weekend grocery list. Beautiful and the photos are wonderful – as always! I am completely over winter here in Virginia. For some reason it has been a long one. Have a great weekend – thanks for sharing!


  • 6
    Amanda - February 18, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Looks delish!


  • 7
    EatLiveRun - February 18, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    beautiful! I could use one of these right now!


  • 8
    Kristen - February 18, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    We have had a day this week in the 70′s… such a nice teaser. Makes me anxious for the beautiful spring weather and food to get here!


  • 9
    Nicole - February 18, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    Katie- I have been following your blog for a while and I just wanted to say that things are looking really good. Your site looks very professional and your photography has really come a long way.
    I was wondering if you have been taking classes or are you self taught?


  • 10
    Sues - February 18, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    I love strawberry scones, but have never included meyer lemon in mine. Sounds like a dream combination :)


  • 11
    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - February 18, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    These look incredible, Katie! The photos are so fresh, clean, and absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to make these! xo


  • 12
    Tracy - February 18, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    These look absolutely fabulous! I am with you – I am SO ready for spring.


  • 13
    CM - February 18, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Your scones look really really good, thanks so much for sharing your recipe and lots of pictures.


  • 14
    Lauren from Lauren's Latest - February 18, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    I love the combination of strawberry and lemon!


  • 15
    Wenderly - February 18, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Please pass the spring indeed! And this looks like the perfect cure…

    …spring on a plate! Yum!


  • 16
    Cookbook Queen - February 18, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    SO pretty!! Perfect cure for the winter blues.


  • 17
    Shaina - February 18, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Delicious! Perfect breakfast.


  • 18
    Lisa {Smart Food & Fit} - February 18, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Perfect for a Sunday brunch! We usually have my in-laws over for an Easter Brunch or Mother’s Day brunch, I’ll have to add this to my menu!


  • 19
    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) - February 18, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    Delicious, and the perfect way to urge spring to gently come here. :)


  • 20
    Dee - February 18, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Whoa that looks delicious! That would make an amazing breakfast!


  • 21
    Aimee @ Simple Bites - February 18, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    With your scones and Kristen’s biscuits, I’m set for weekend brunch. Thanks!


  • 22
    Nancy-The Sensitive Pantry - February 18, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    I’ve got the meyer lemons for these babies in the fridge. A gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free version might just be tomorrow’s breakfast.


  • 23
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - February 18, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Meyer lemons always scream sunshine to me! Bring on the the sunshine and springtime weather!


  • 24
    Kristina - February 19, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    I want to dive into your photos so badly and… I don’t even know what. The scones look amazing and they’re right up my alley but I don’t think I want to eat them—they’re too pretty. I just want to, like, smell them and hold them for a while. The scones and I can sit in the sun together and talk about what a beautiful day is and maybe about baking some more scones at some point, but mostly we’ll just sit around. I think I would like that.


  • 25
    Jane - February 19, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    I know just what you mean. I’m tired of winter, too, and these lovely strawberry scones just shout springtime. And, I adore Meyer lemons. They’re so much tastier than regular lemons, and so pretty to boot. Beautiful post!


  • 26
    HappyWhenNotHungry - February 19, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    These scones look amazing! They are so pretty too. Yum!


  • 27
    Katrina (gluten free gidget) - February 19, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    So elegant!


  • 28
    Sharlene - February 19, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Oh we had a tease of 60+ weather here yesterday and today it’s back to winter cold. These scones definitely remind me of warmer weather and I’m so hopeful it will be here soon!


  • 29
    Lauren at KeepItSweet - February 19, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I am also VERY over winter! These scones would be a welcome summer flavor.


  • 30
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - February 19, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    I love a good scone and these definitely look like a good scone. I too am ready for spring!


  • 31
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) - February 19, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    These look like the perfect way to bring Spring into my kitchen!


  • 32
    sonia - February 19, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Awesome strawberry scones,my mouth is watering and craving to have this yummy dessert right now.


  • 33
    Letizia Golosa - February 19, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    Stunning photography and styling. They are so pretty and delicuous looking. PERFECTION!


  • 34
    Jaime {sophistimom} - February 19, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    These look so delicious, but I have to say, I am quite jealous of anyone who can find Meyer lemons. I still don’t have any luck.


  • 35
    Pat - February 19, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    Perfect combo ~ I can’t wait to try these! Your blog is beautiful and the photography/styling is stunning. Can you please come and help me? :-)


  • 36
    gigi - February 20, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    made these this morning & they were DELICIOUS!!! i didn’t have meyer lemons so just used regular old lemons & they were still delish. thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!


  • 37
    megan @ whatmegansmaking - February 20, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    Your scones look amazing, and your pictures (as always) are beautiful :) I have to ask, did they get soggy at all from the strawberries? i seem to have a hard time baking with strawberries. thanks!


    • Katie Goodman

      Katie replied: — February 20th, 2011 @ 4:08 PM

      I did not find them soggy. We froze half of them and ate the other half pretty quickly so that probably helped.

  • 38
    Jonesta @ FiveCourse - February 20, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Hi. The scones look totally decadent. I love fresh strawberries.


  • 39
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - February 22, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    These look delicious! I just made some lemon curd yesterday, and I am imagining how amazing it would be on one of these scones.


  • 40
    TheGourmetCoffeeGuy - February 22, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    Strawberries…cream…and scones: what a fabulous combination. The perfect dessert for a party and a special “family treat.” Great recipe and post.


  • 41
    Amelia from Z Tasty Life - March 03, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    gorgeous. I adore your festive, happy, sunshiny spring styling!!!


  • 42
    Katie - January 19, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    I just made these scones and they are fantastic! I had a bit of an issue with the amount of egg mixture with the buttermilk, vanilla and lemon juice not being enough to bring the dough together. I just used a bit more buttermilk and that did the trick. Very very delicious though, especially with the glaze!


  • 43
    Janet Sheffer - February 13, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    I had gotten some Meyer lemons and wanted to make something with them. These were absolutely delicious. I’m not a great baker, so I had a hard time making the cut-out scones – my dough was too moist – so I made the two large rounds cut into wedges. They didn’t look quite as pretty, but they are still wonderful!


  • 44
    Ashley B - August 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing amazing recipes with the world :) . I made these for a family breakfast, and they were such a hit! Making them again this weekend.


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