Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones by Angela Roberts

When cherries stared at me on the counter yesterday, I knew just what to do. Combine them with a little chocolate and almonds and make chocolate cherry almond scones. 

Biscuits and scones abound here at Spinach Tiger. They are easy, fast and satisfy that desire for something a little sweet without going to all the trouble of making a cake.

I like to bake for therapy, and Saturday was just such a day. We were getting new hardware floors installed on the second floor and I had to be here to move furniture back and forth between the rooms. It was too hot to go out on my brand new deck. Some of the time I went to the basement to paint furniture and then there was baking.

I had no idea how these scones were going to taste and I was guessing at amounts. I got lucky or maybe I’ve baked so much my intuition carried me through. Feel free to add more cherries, but I’d be careful adding more chocolate if you use a dark chocolate as I did.

Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones Recipe with a Gluten Free Option

Many people are starting to thank me for including gluten free recipes. I am so excited that I recently cracked the code on gluten free biscuits, by adding a secret ingredient.

My flour of choice at the moment is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour 1 to 1 baking.

I only put the slivered almonds on top which seemed to be just right for crunch for that perfect bite.

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones by Angela Roberts

Mr. ST thought the chocolate cherry almond scones were a winning combination of flavors. I was surprised because he’s not a cherry fan. This just goes to show you, that everyone probably likes everything at least some of the time.

So tell me, have you ever made a scone? Do you bake gluten free? I would LOVE to hear from you. Do you want more gluten free baking recipes? 

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Gluten Free Option

  • 2¼ cups gluten free baking flour (I used King Arthur), more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon of cream for brushing.
  • 1 egg
  • 20 fresh cherries, pitted and finely chopped
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped (or 1/2 cup chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • raw sugar for dusting

Follow same instructions as below. As egg to the cream.  Sub cream for buttermilk.

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Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones Recipe

The combination of chocolate cherry and almonds is perfect for scones. Great for snacking and I've included a gluten free option
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream see note
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk see note
  • 20 fresh cherries pitted
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate can sub with semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • raw sugar for dusting


  • Combine flour, salt sugar.
  • Freeze butter for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Chop cherries,toss with two tablespoons flour, set aside.
  • Chop Chocolate set aside.
  • Combine flour mixture with butter, until you form larger than pea pieces.
  • Add chocolate and cherries.Mix gently.
  • Add buttermilk and cream. Stir with wooden spoon.
  • Pat down with your hands to form a 7-8 inch diameter.
  • Flour the bottom and top to make for easy cutting.
  • Brush with milk or cream.
  • Top with almonds. Use as many as you like. Try to cover completely.
  • Sprinkle raw sugar.
  • Cut into 7 pieces, like a pie and put on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


You can use all cream, all buttermilk, or a combination.

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  1. 5 stars
    Looks delicious!! You know, cherries stare at you and sometimes ingredients “talk” to me. They let me know what they want to be in. I’ve never made scones. Biscotti — lots of them but never scones. I’m definitely going to have to make this. It sounds scrumptious. Have a great week.

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