The Best Fruit Scone Recipe UK

Where to find the best Fruit Scone Recipe UK
Where to find the best Fruit Scone Recipe UK

I have been attempting the perfect fruit scone recipe for many years.? In fact, even though I have been a competent cook for most of my life, Scones are just something I could never get the hang of.

How could something all of the other home bakers in my life tell me was so easy, be so difficult for me?  Well, those tasty little treats just need some special love and care.

The real truth about scones is that the need very little work at all.  The less they are handled the better.

The essential steps to a perfect fruit scone recipe;

  • Keep the butter as cool as possible
  • Mix as little as possible when you add the wet ingredients
  • Always brush with egg
  • Leave to cool before attempting to cut them

Feel free to use a combination of raisins sultanas or a general fruit mix if desired. This recipe will work with whatever flavour takes your fancy, just as long as the added ingredients are dried or else your mixture will become too wet.

There are 2 things I find are absolutely essential when making any kind of scone a good baking brush for the egg coating and a quality baking sheet, these are the ones I use and I love them;

If you feel like something sweeter check our my Marzipan and Cherry Scones, they are to die for:

Marzipan and Cherry Scone Recipe UK

Or perhaps you like to live on the safer side of life… here is my super easy plain scones:

easy scone recipe uk

So without further ado, let?s get baking this delicious fruit scone recipe 🙂

Where to find the best Fruit Scone Recipe UK

Fruit Scone Recipe UK

Nicola Turner
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course scone, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12


  • 350 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 85 g cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 170 ml whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 100 g raisins and sultanas
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees Celcius
  • Add flour, sugar, and baking powder to a large bowl
  • Cut the butter up into cubes and rub it into the flour mixture until a fine breadcrumb-like consistency is reached
  • Combine the milk and vanilla into a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds
  • Add the lemon juice to the milk and vanilla then stir and set aside for a few minutes
  • Place a non-stick baking tray in the oven for a few minutes to warm
  • Add the dried fruit of choice and the milk mixture to the centre of the dried mixture and combine gently without over mixing – the scone mixture will seem wet but it is exactly how it should be
  • Lightly flour the work surface and tip the fruit scone mixture out onto it then push together carefully (around 5cm think)
  • Use a cookie cutter or large glass (5cm) to cut the scones into shape then place in the pre0heated baking tray
  • Crack the egg into a cup and beat gently then brush over the top of all of the scones
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until beautifully golden brown
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes and smoother with butter and jam


Note – you can freeze the scones when cooled and enjoy them at a later date buy popping them in the oven for a few minutes to give them that just-baked taste
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Nicola Turner

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