Dried Cherry Scones with Lemon-Mascarpone Glaze

Monday, September 19, 2011



Dried Cherry Scones with Lemon-Mascarpone Glaze

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1 large egg
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt until well combined. Using fingertips, knead in butter and mascarpone cheese until well incroporated. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Gently stir egg mixture and cherries into flour mixture, until JUST combined. Dough should be very crumbly and dry. Pat dough into two discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Place dough discs on floured counter; slice into 8 equal triangles. Transfer triangles to cookie sheet. Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer scones to a wire rack to cool.

To make the glaze, in a medium bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, mascarpone, honey, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Spread glaze evenly on top of scones.

Makes 8 scones

21 comments on "Dried Cherry Scones with Lemon-Mascarpone Glaze"
  1. Love everything about these scones-especially the glaze!

  2. If you've never tried Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice coffee, I HIGHLY recommend it!!!

  3. Lovely! These scones sounds really delicious - especially that lemon-mascarpone glaze, yum!! :)

  4. I cannot wait for all of your pumpkin recipes...I love pumpkin too!

  5. These are gorgeous! I love the combination, too, can't wait to test these little babies out!

  6. I hate cleaning also. I'd much rather sit at your kitchen table with you and a batch of these scones!

  7. I would clean these up just like you cleaned your house(cross my fingers)! What an amazing fall recipe!

  8. These look gorgeous! Are dried cherries the same as glace ones? All gooey and syrupy-soaked?

  9. Mmmmm, these look super good. I need to give them a try this weekend. Thanks!

  10. Wow. This looks gorgeous. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  11. Thank you for giving me these delicious looking scones with mascarpone *swoon* before assaulting me with the eebil pumpkin. I must go stick my head in the sand for the next two months to hide from everyone's pumpkin recipes. I will fight back with chocolate! :-D

    Just think how good you will feel when the housecleaningis done. I find after a good housecleaning I feel the way I do after a good workout - accomplished.

  12. They look so sweet! That would be perfect for my breakfast, with some tea!

  13. I have an addiction to pumpkin too! These scones look yummy.

    PS - love your photos!

  14. The scones sound delicious (and in keeping with your mascarpone kick)! A question, though, how do you define well-combined in this recipe? I like to see pieces of butter in my scone dough, but did you mix until it was more uniform?

    Totally with you on cleaning the house. If I didn't have visitors and guests it might never happen.

  15. I LOVE the sound of cherry & lemon together. Scones are the bees knees too. Glaze never hurts. Yum.

  16. Thanks everyone!

    Lindsay, mmm I will!

    Coco, nope. Just dried cherries.

    Tom, me too. Lots of butter chunks! Maybe I need to re-phrase that.

    Hahaha. I judge when I need to clean by how full the trash basket is in the bathroom.

  17. i need to make scones. they've never been something i gravitate towards, but i like the sounds of these :)

  18. Yumyumyum. I love anything cherry. And I have yet to make scones. Next on the list!

  19. Wow these look amazing--lemon mascarpone glaze?! Yum! =)


  20. I have never had a scone in my entire life ... I think I am missing out on something special.