Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

What is slightly crispy on the outside, yet light, moist and buttery on the inside? A freshly baked scone! I enjoy making many types of scones, always with an easy basic scone recipe as my starting point. For some reason, white chocolate raspberry scones stuck a chord with me the other day. I went home, checked the pantry, and discovered a bag of white chocolate chips. Looking in the freezer, I found a bag of dried raspberries. I was in business! The result was a lovely, buttery creation which I call easy white chocolate raspberry scones. Here’s the recipe, with some ideas for variations.

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The History

I found this basic scone recipe years ago in the FoodDay section of The Oregonian newspaper. The problem was it called for buttermilk, which I never buy. I made a few tweaks, then added some mix-ins. The basic scone recipe which I adapted is fine by itself, without any added goodies. I just like to have variety. Also, I’m trying to use up the leftover odds and ends from last summer’s fruit-drying sessions. This was a perfect way to do that. If you would like to read about drying fruit for recipes such as this, check out my food dehydrator tips.

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Ingredients for Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

1 cup milk or buttermilk (if you have buttermilk, omit the lemon juice)

1 tablespoon lemon juice (bottled is fine)

3 cups flour

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup firm butter (1 and 1/2 sticks, cut into chunks)

3/4 cup dried raspberries (fresh or frozen may be used as well, but will be more messy)

1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions for Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Mix the lemon juice and the milk together to make faux buttermilk and set aside.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones with faux buttermilk

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until blended. Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is about the size of small peas.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones with pastry blender

Stir in the raspberries and white chocolate chips.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones ingredients

Make a well in the center of the butter-flour mixture and add your faux buttermilk all at once. You may stir the mixture with a fork until the dough pulls away from the side of a bowl, if you wish. Since there are so many chunks of fruit and white chocolate chips in the mixture, I prefer to use my hands. This is when I am very glad to be using dried fruit. (Although, as I note below, frozen berries may be used.) After initially stirring the mixture with a fork, once the liquid has been absorbed, I turn and press the dough down into the bowl a few times. This gathers up all of the loose butter-flour mixture.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones rounds

While the dough is still in the bowl, I divide it into four parts. I shape each part into a ball and place on a lightly floured board. I use an old bread board. Lightly pat each ball into a circle. Cut each circle into four parts and place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet. Yes, I know my baking sheet has been well-used.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones on baking sheet

Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm. I like to top mine with homemade raspberry blueberry jam.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones cooling

Optional White Chocolate Drizzle

Since I had one more cup of white chocolate chips left from the bag I had opened, I decided to melt the chips in the microwave.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones white chocolate chips

My goal was to drizzle the white chocolate over the scones to make them look fancy. One sad fact about me is that when I try to make something look fancy, I usually run into problems.

First, I put the white chocolate chips in the microwave for too long. I should have stopped after two forty-five second sessions. The white chocolate turned into a solid mass instead of melting further.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones melted white chocolate

If this happens to you, just drizzle in some vegetable oil and stir. It works, I promise. I finally got the white chocolate back to a smooth consistency.

My next mistake was using a sandwich bag which was too flimsy to hold up to the melted white chocolate. I placed the melted white chocolate in a cheap fold-over sandwich bag and snipped off a corner. After drizzling the white chocolate onto just a few scones, the bag split. I squirted the rest of the white chocolate into a sturdier storage-type quart freezer bag, snipped off a corner, and had much more success. Here are the results of my attempt at fancy scone decoration. Yours will probably turn out much better if you try this.

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones single scone

Variations

Of course, you may choose to just make the easy scone recipe without adding any extra ingredients. Other goodies I have added include dried blueberries or strawberries. I’ve also mixed in semi-sweet chocolate chips. You might discover other favorite combinations, like these decadent chocolate orange scones.

What About Using Frozen Berries?

Certainly, frozen berries may be used. I’m always trying to find ways to use frozen berries. Just bear in mind that frozen berries, especially frozen raspberries, are a bit messy to work with at times. Frozen berries would be a delicious addition to this recipe, though.

A Brief Note About the Pastry Blender

Years ago, in a second-hand store,  I happened upon a sturdy vintage pastry blender with a faded red wooden handle. The words “Androck Made in the U.S.A.” were engraved on the metal sides. I had never had a pastry blender before, so I eagerly put it to use. It was a wonder, and I even used it to chop hard boiled eggs, as noted in my kitchen shortcuts post. I was a little embarrassed by it’s worn appearance ( it was from the 1950s), so I purchased another, brand-new pastry blender. It broke after just a few uses. I returned to using my trusty little vintage pastry blender, and have never looked back. If you ever see a vintage Androck pastry blender, as long as the handle is fastened on securely, I encourage you to snap it up.

Where and When to Serve Scones

Scones are so versatile, they can be eaten at any time of the day. They are a delicious breakfast treat, and may be served as part of a breakfast buffet. These easy white chocolate raspberry scones may be served as part of a tea party menu. They look great on one of those tiered tea party trays. Have a scone for an afternoon or evening snack, along with a cup of your favorite hot beverage. There are many possibilities!

Are You Now Craving Freshly Baked Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones?

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22 thoughts on “Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones”

  1. I need to give these a try. They look amazing!

    Reply
    • Shana,

      They are! I hope you get to try them. I think I need to make some more. 🙂

      Lisa

      Reply
  2. This came just in time. It’ll be my new and improved recipe for scones

    Reply
    • Ayo,

      I hope you have great success with it. Enjoy and have fun baking!

      Lisa

      Reply
  3. The colors remind me of guava patties famous among Caribbean people! The scones sound absolutely delicious. I haven’t had breakfast yet and they would have been perfect!

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    • Sandra,

      Mmmm…guava patties sound good too! I hope you get to try these scones sometime. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

      Reply
  4. Nice recipe, looks delicious! I would definitely try this out!

    Reply
    • Life Mag,

      I’m glad you like the looks of it and I hope you get to try it!

      Lisa

      Reply
  5. I love making scones! These sound delicious so delicious.

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    • Heidi,

      These are wonderful, and if I can make them, anyone can!

      Lisa

      Reply
  6. This looks soooo delicious !!

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    • Katlyn,

      It really is. Hope you get to try it!

      Lisa

      Reply
  7. Omg! Those scones look so delicious. Makes me wanna make and eat it.

    Reply
    • Fadima,

      Then my strategy worked! Glad they look good enough to make and eat. I hope you get to try them.

      Lisa

      Reply
  8. Awesome! This sounds and looks incredibly yummy! Happy that all worked out well in the end with the melted chocolate.

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    • Jean-Marie,

      Yes, it’s a lot of trial and error with me in the kitchen sometimes. If you make them and decide to add the melted chocolate on top, yours will probably be much prettier! Thanks so much for commenting.

      Lisa

      Reply
  9. Oh my goodness these look delicious!! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and now all I want is a scone and coffee – lol. This recipe looks easy to follow, I’ll have to give it a try. I have a mild wheat allergy so I’ll have to substitute the flour for a gluten free alternative, but that shouldn’t be a problem. Rice flour tends to work well, or a nice blend. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Tiffany,

      If you make a substitution, I’d be thrilled to know how they turn out. I could add that into the article as a variation, and give you a backlink for suggesting the idea! Appreciate your comment!

      Lisa

      Reply
  10. Yes, I am now craving a scone! They look so easy to make. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of baking them at home. I love orange & cranberry but these white chocolate ones are very tempting. I’ve pinned the recipe. Thank you 🙂

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    • Ana,

      Orange and cranberry is a great combination as well! I hope you get to fulfill your scone craving somehow, and thanks for your positive words.

      Lisa

      Reply
  11. my family LOVES scones and anything with white chocolate is a win for me. Will definitely have to try these.

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    • Crystal,

      I hope these scones turn out well for you. I’m so glad I found a recipe easy enough for me to make. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

      Reply

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