Strawberry Shortcake Scones


Ricotta cheese adds extra tenderness and richness to these strawberry and cream scones.

Strawberry Shortcake Scones
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
12 scones


  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

  • 2 ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoon butter

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup whole milk ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • Whipping cream

  • Coarse sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, toss together strawberries and 1 tablespoon flour. In a large bowl combine the 2 1/2 cups flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the egg, ricotta, and 1/4 cup whipping cream. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Add strawberries. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat dough into a 10x4-inch rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise and in sixths crosswise to make 12 rectangles.

  4. Place rectangles 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush with additional whipping cream. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake about 16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Folate, total 56mcg
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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