Lemon Dill Feta Scones

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A scrumptious, savory scone recipe perfect for everything from brunch to supper, these Lemon Dill Scones are super easy to make and utterly decadent.

Lemon Feta Dill Scones are buttery and rich, with that perfect crumbly exterior and light, fluffy interior. The use of lemon and dill helps to lighten them up while the feta cheese adds a welcome hint of salty flavor, making these scones irresistible.

Lemon Dill Scones Recipe

Scones are one of the easiest biscuit-type bread items to make at home. Even if you don’t have a lot of bread-making experience, I guarantee if you follow this lemon dill feta scone recipe step-by-step it will result in the best savory scones you have ever tasted!

While these scones are buttery and rich, with that perfect crumbly exterior and light, fluffy interior, the use of lemon and dill helps to lighten them up while the feta cheese adds a welcome hint of salty flavor, making these scones irresistible.

These lemon dill scones are delicious on their own or with a smear of butter, but I personally love adding other savoury toppings, like cream cheese and smoked salmon or tomatoes and bacon.

They work equally well for a fancy brunch as they do as a homey side to a hearty bowl of soup.

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What is the difference between a biscuit and a scone? Scones and biscuits are very similar in that they are both quick breads with crusty, crumbly exteriors and light fluffy interiors, however they differ in a couple ways. Scones are made with eggs and/or cream while biscuits are made with butter and milk, which results in scones being a bit more study and crumbly, while biscuits are generally more light and flaky.

Can I freeze these lemon dill scones? Yes, these scones can be prepared ahead of time and frozen before baking. To freeze, prepare the scones right up until the point that you need to brush them with heavy cream. Simply cut into wedges and freeze on a baking sheet. Then remove from the freezer and place the individual wedges in an airtight ziptop freezer bag or your favorite freezer container. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

When ready to bake, remove from the freezer and place on a baking sheet until thawed. Brush with butter or cream before baking as directed. (You may need to bake a bit longer if they are not fully thawed.)

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Ingredients for Lemon Dill Scones

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: I really love how tender heavy cream makes these scones, but you can use milk or half and half cream, if desired.

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How to Make Lemon Dill Feta Scones

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, white sugar and salt.

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Place butter in the dry mixture and use a large fork or pastry cutter to combine with the dry mixture until it resembles coarse sand.

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Add the feta, dill and lemon zest. Stir well.

Add egg, lemon juice and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and stir together to form a cohesive dough.

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Place the dough on a floured work surface and shape into a large circle, about 1″ to 1 1/2″ thick.

Cut the circle into 8 equal portions using a pizza slicer.

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Place the scones on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Brush the tops of each scone with heavy whipping cream and garnish with additional dill and lemon zest.

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Bake for 18-22 minutes, until lightly golden.

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A scrumptious, savory scone recipe perfect for everything from brunch to supper, these Lemon Dill Scones are super easy to make and utterly decadent.

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Yield: 8 scones

Lemon Dill Feta Scones

Lemon Dill Feta Scones
A scrumptious, savory scone recipe perfect for everything from brunch to supper, these Lemon Dill Scones are super easy to make and utterly decadent.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup Crumbled Feta
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, 35%, plus 2 Tablespoons

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, white sugar and salt.
  3. Place butter in the dry mixture and use a large fork or pastry cutter to combine with the dry mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
  4. Add the feta, dill and lemon zest. Stir well.
  5. Add egg, lemon juice and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and stir together to form a cohesive dough.
  6. Place the dough on a floured work surface and shape into a large circle, about 1" to 1 1/2" thick.
  7. Cut the circle into 8 equal portions using a pizza slicer.
  8. Place the scones on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  9. Brush the tops of each scone with heavy whipping cream and garnish with additional dill and lemon zest.
  10. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until lightly golden.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve never had savoury scones before and was skeptical but I love lemon and dill so I gave them a try. I think these are the best scones or biscuits I have ever tried!

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