Cornmeal-Blueberry Scones


Here's a fruity treat for a special brunch or any time you're in need of a sweet start to the day.

Cornmeal-Blueberry Scones
Photo: Jay Wilde
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
37 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • cup cold butter, cut up

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries*

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 3 - 4 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoon chopped almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center. Combine buttermilk, egg, and peel; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with a fork just until moistened.

  3. Toss berries with cornstarch to coat; add to flour mixture. Stir gently 3 to 5 turns, just until berries are incorporated (do not overmix). Using a large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds on baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between mounds. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until tops are golden. For icing, in a small bowl whisk enough lime juice into powdered sugar until drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm scones. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve warm. Makes 12 scones.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

Leave berries in the freezer until ready to toss with cornstarch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 87mg 2%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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