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meyer lemon scone
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Meyer Lemon Scone with Pistachio's and Cranberries

When life hands you, Meyer Lemons, bake up a batch of these easy to make Pistachio Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scone with a Meyer Lemon Glaze. Your friends and family will love them!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast recips, brunch, meyer lemon recipes, scone recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon ½ 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


  • cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Meyer lemons juice only



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a food processor add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and lemon zest, pulse to blend.
  • Add the cubes of butter and pulse until the butter has been cut into the mixture, it should like coarse grains of sand.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, cream, Meyer lemon juice and vanilla until combined.
  • Add to the flour mixture and mix with a spoon until the mixture just starts to come together. (Do not over mix)
  • Add the cranberries, and pistachios, mix just enough to incorporate.
  • Form the mixture into a ball and place on the parchment paper.
  • Use your hands to form the dough into a large circle and flatten about one inch thick.
  • Cut the scones into 8 pieces and separate on your baking sheet*
  • Brush the finished scones with a little cream or milk to get good color as they bake
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a deep golden brown in color. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  • Mix Meyer lemon juice and zest with confectioners’ sugar until smooth, allow to set for a few minutes before using.
  • Spoon glaze over scones, smoothing over the scone with the bottom of the spoon.
  • 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!
  • Notes
  • * Separating the scones into individual portions you get more crunchy exterior, which is the best part of the scone.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.6mg