14 Scone Recipes To Bake All Year Round

Bacon Cheddar Scones
Photo: Joy Howard

A buttery-rich scone is nothing more than a glorified biscuit made even more delicious with our sweet and savory Southern twists. These fluffy treats pair exceptionally well with a cup of joe or tea. Famously known for their crumbly exterior and soft interior, these baked goods are oh-so-irresistible. 

We like our scones served with butter—or better yet, Mama's homemade jam. Scones are one of the most versatile baked goods that can be carried through the seasons, from fresh Peach Scones in the summer to Sweet Potato Ginger Scones in the winter. Although scones seem intimidating, they're not all that tricky to make. Besides, Southerners are always up for a good challenge. Impress your guests by serving these sophisticated treats at your next brunchbaby shower, or even as an after-school snack. No matter where or when you serve them, one thing is certain: These sought-after treats will disappear in seconds.

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Peach Scones

Peach Scones
Micah A. Leal

Everything is just peachy with these fluffy peach-filled scones. Sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar, which adds some sweetness and helps these scones look beautiful. Make these scones with canned or fresh peaches.

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Buttermilk Breakfast Scones

Buttermilk Breakfast Scones
Southern Living

Serve this timeless, flaky treat day or night. The sugar-crusted tops are perfect when served alongside your favorite jam or with a cup of tea or coffee. These scones transition seamlessly from breakfast to a late-night treat.

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Sweet Potato Ginger Scones

Sweet Potato Ginger Scones
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Tender and sweet, these Sweet Potato Ginger Scones are simply the best. Crystallized ginger, ground cardamom, and whole nutmeg add a unique autumnal flavoring to a traditional scone. Using mashed sweet potatoes adds to the fluffy, soft, and decadent qualities that make these scones delicious.

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Spinach-Feta Scones

Spinach-Feta Scones
Photo: Alison Miksch

Day-old scones are firm enough to slice open without crumbling. Tuck in a few paper-thin slices of country ham for an unforgettable ham "biscuit." Feta cheese and spinach add to the savory, cheesy mixture.

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Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Nothing beats this loaded treat that's bursting with savory flavors. Chopped bacon, cheese, and chives are great topped on a baked potato and baked into a scone. Pair these with dinner or enjoy them on their own.

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Brown Sugar-Pecan Scones

Best-Ever Scones
Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Our best-kept secret for sweeter and fluffier scones: substitute brown sugar for granulated sugar. Chopped pecans add an extra crunchy texture. Bake for about 15 minutes until the scones are golden and the smells fill your kitchen.

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Ham-and-Cheese Scones

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Make these scones for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. Serve these warm with spicy mustard. Use your favorite cheese or follow the recipe and use shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

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Cranberry-Pistachio Scones

Best-Ever Scones
Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Ring in the holiday season with these festive Cranberry-Pistachio Scones. Nothing quite says holiday cheer like cranberries and chopped pistachios. These scones, sprinkled with green and red, are lovely for holiday morning breakfasts.

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Pimiento Cheese Scones

Pimiento Cheese Scones
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Serve these Pimiento Cheese Scones as a savory appetizer. Pimiento cheese can make any dish more Southern, so adding it to scones is a winning combination. Light, fluffy, and buttery, these scones are perfect as a side dish or snack.

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Apricot-Ginger Scones

Best-Ever Scones
Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Drizzle these sweet treats with a Vanilla Glaze after baking. The crystallized ginger pairs perfectly with the dried apricot for a refreshing combination. The vanilla glaze is easy-to-make, with just three ingredients.

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones
Blueberry Scones. Diana Rattray

Blueberry scones are classic for a reason—everyone loves them. These scones are not too sweet but still have the tender, flaky, and buttery flavors you'll love. Add a little zest to the dough or a simple citrus glaze to drizzle over the top.

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Chocolate-Cherry Scones

Chocolate-Cherry Scones
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Food Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

These scones are the perfect decadent treat for chocolate enthusiasts. Combined with dried chopped cherries, these chocolate treats make breakfast time fun. Try substituting dark or white chocolate if you prefer.

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Cranberry-Orange Scones

cranberry orange scones
Kim

Dried cranberries and grated orange rind combine for a sweet and slightly tart mixture. These scones are buttery and flaky. Drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze and serve at brunch or any gathering.

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Bacon Cheddar Scones

Bacon Cheddar Scones
Joy Howard

Keep things simple with these bacon and cheddar cheese scones. Form the scone dough into a large round and slice it into a wedge. This dough is sticky, so have enough flour available to protect the dough and your surface area.

For more breakfast bread inspiration, check out these 52 Breakfast Breads To Make This Weekend.

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