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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 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
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.