Meyer Lemon Scone with Pistachio’s and Cranberries

These are without a doubt one of the most delicious scones you’ll ever make, not to mention how insanely easy there are!

Now you know from my last post that I love Meyer Lemons, and that my philosophy is “when life gives you Meyer Lemons, you have to bake”   it’s just that simple!

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Meyer Lemon Scone with Pistachio's and Cranberries
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 5 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one Meyer Lemon
  • Juice from one Meyer Lemon
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup salted pistachios
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Juice from 3 Meyer lemons
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and lemon zest, pulse to blend.
  3. Add the cubes of butter and pulse until the butter has been cut into the mixture, it should like coarse grains of sand.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, cream, Meyer lemon juice and vanilla until combined.
  5. Add to the flour mixture and mix with a spoon until the mixture just starts to come together. (Do not over mix)
  6. Add the cranberries, and pistachios, mix just enough to incorporate.
  7. Form the mixture into a ball and place on the parchment paper.
  8. Use your hands to form the dough into a large circle and flatten about one inch thick.
  9. Cut the scones into 8 pieces and separate on your baking sheet*
  10. Brush the finished scones with a little cream or milk to get good color as they bake
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a deep golden brown in color. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  1. Mix Meyer lemon juice and zest with confectioners’ sugar until smooth, allow to set for a few minutes before using.
  2. Spoon glaze over scones, smoothing over the scone with the bottom of the spoon.
  3. Allow glaze to set up for 15 minutes before serving if you have the time. If not don’t worry about it and just enjoy!
  4. Notes
  5. * Separating the scones into individual portions you get more crunchy exterior, which is the best part of the scone.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the scones!


  1. I love lemon scones, these are beauties!

  2. Dennis, I treasure the Guest Postcard you sent me…you’ve presented a scrumptious recipe and I’m thrilled to share it with all the readers. Thank you so much for the gracious generosity and kindness you’ve shown me.

    I have a hunch there’s going to be a run on Meyer lemons!

    All the best from my home to yours,

  3. these scones look superb lovely picture will check out the recipe
    hope all is well with you and family regards Akheela

  4. Two of my favorite people and one of my favorite foods! I’m headed over to snag the recipe. :)

  5. We took a baking class at the local community college last Saturday and made scones. So delicious! Yours look gorgeous! And our grocery store just started carrying Meyer lemons. Hmmm…..

  6. Oh my, another delicious treat with Meyer lemons and pistachios but this time with cranberries! This will be hard to resist! Bookmarked this so I can make them soon. Thanks for sharing, Chef Dennis!

  7. What a treat to find two of my favorite G+ gentlemen collaborating in the kitchen — the Force is definitely with you… :) Have never tried lemon scones… but I will!

  8. I love all the lemon things you have been making lately. How delicious!

  9. Looks delicious, once i tried scones, they came out as brick, I think I can try again with your recipe Chef Dennis. I am hopping to Brook’s Blog to get the recipe.

  10. Looks really nice..

  11. yummy and inviting

  12. Perfect way of using lemons and pistachios! Scones are one of my weaknesses. This recipe has some of my favorite ingredients. Very nice for a lazy afternoon. Great guest post!

  13. I’d love to eat one of those right now ! Great post. My htmlogiste friends and I really love Meyer Lemon scone with Pistachio’s .

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