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Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze
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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breads and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Pam


Strawberry Scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, cold & cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing on top
  • cups strawberries, hulled & diced
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean, split & seeds removed
  • 3-4 tbsp heavy cream


Strawberry Scones:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 forks, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together until just mixed; do not over work the dough. Fold the diced strawberries into the dough.
  • Press the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle in half then cut the pieces into half again, giving you 4 squares. Cut the squares in half on a diagonal to give you a triangle shape. 
  • Carefully place the scones on the prepared baking sheet then brush the tops with a bit of heavy cream then sprinkle the top of each scone with a bit of turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow the scones to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack set over parchment paper. 

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • Make the vanilla bean glaze by cutting the vanilla bean pod in half with a knife.
  • Spit one half of the bean lengthwise then using the back of the knife, scrape the inside of the vanilla bean pod to remove the seeds.
  • Combine the powdered sugar with the scraped vanilla bean seeds and heavy cream in a small bowl.
  • Whisk until very creamy and smooth. Add a bit more heavy cream if it's too thick.
  • Drizzle the vanilla bean glaze over the top of each scone and serve. Enjoy.