Fresh Raspberry & Lime Scones

Scones hold a special place in my heart. I have some very fond memories visiting Taylor’s Tea room in Dundas, Ontario with my mom, sister and Nanny when I was young. It was always lovely going to the tea room because as someone who was a very girly child, I loved all the delicate china and floral patterns. It’s a quaint, airy atmosphere, complemented by food that is light, fresh and delicious in it’s simplicity. We would get scones with clotted cream and jam, which were out of this world. My mom still talks about them to this day.

We took my mom for afternoon tea last year for mothers day, and we all had a nice time. It was, however, a bit pricey, so this year I was thinking of making afternoon tea at home.

In preparation, I want to perfect my scone making skills before that time comes. I’ve been seeing a ton of delicious recipes on Pinterest lately that I’ve used as inspiration. I was also inspired by a puff pastry treat that we made while I was in culinary school called Fjords. They were miniature cream puffs filled with raspberry jam and a lime zest whipped cream. The taste was phenomenal. So I decided to use those flavours and apply them to a scone in place of the traditional raspberry lemon combo.

These scones were super easy to make and come together in about half an hour, so I had breakfast on the table in time to have the scones with our coffee!

Fresh Raspberry & Lime Scones

Yield: 8 Scones
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15-18 minutes

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod


2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp granulated sugar
zest of 2 limes
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold, unsalted butter cut into 1/4″ cubes
1 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tbsp - divided
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 cup raspberries


1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tbsp heavy cream or milk
1/2 tsp lime zest
juice of 1 lime


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, lime zest and salt. Quickly cut in the butter, using your hands, two knives, or a pastry blender. Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few larger butter lumps.
  3. Mix 1 cup of heavy cream with lime juice and pour over the ingredients. Stir with a spatula until dough begins to form. Don’t over mix. Gently fold in raspberries. The raspberries will get a little smashed, but that is ok!
  4. Transfer dough to a floured counter top and knead dough by hand just until it forms a ball. Form scones by patting the dough into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Cut into 8 even triangles.
  5. Place scones on prepared baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush scones lightly with the additional heavy cream. Bake scones for 15-18 minutes, or until scones are light brown. Cool scones on a wire cooling rack.
  6. While the scones are cooling, make the lime glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, heavy cream or milk, lime zest and juice. Whisk until you reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over the scones. Devour immediately.

The raspberry and lime combo is officially one of my new favourites. They’re both tart, but sweet, and the fresh flavours are a welcome addition to the classic scone base.

I think I’ve come up with a recipe that is a winner. These will definitely be included in my mothers day tea! I do want to work on refining my mixing a little bit though, as these came out a bit more pink than I would have liked. I was a bit scared of over mixing, as I haven’t made scones in a while, so next time, I’ll take a little more time to let the dough come together before I add the raspberries. This will help the dough be less pink, and will make them look a bit more refined.

Overall, I would definitely suggest giving these scones a try. The flavours are bright and fresh, and perfect for the upcoming spring season or a mother’s day afternoon tea 🙂

Let me know your favourite type of scones!


xo, tess.

62 responses to “Fresh Raspberry & Lime Scones”

  1. Yum! These sound heavenly! They look super raspberry-y (that’s a word right? haha)


  2. Alice says:

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious!! I’m going to try baking this when I get a chance this weekend (although I’ve never baked anything in my life! hmmm.) My boyfriend loves raspberries as well.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  3. These look incredible! Perfect for tea time 🙂 I have so many tea room memories as well.

  4. Uma Srinivas says:

    Looks so delicious! I do not have raspberries right now, may be I can try with blue berries. what do you think?

  5. Vivi M says:

    This looks great and not too difficult either.
    Can’t wait to make this 🙂

  6. Sofia says:

    This look amazing - drooling! (great photos) 🙂

  7. Dave says:

    These look delicious! I can’t get enough raspberries.

  8. I need these in my life, they look so good.

  9. I love raspberry scones, they are probably my favorite. But I have never thought to add lime, I bet these are fantastic! I will have to try it out

  10. The colors of these scones are so appetizing! I’d make them just to have those colors on my plate. 🙂 I love scones and should really try making them at home.

  11. Roy Miller says:

    Angean, These look amazing. Thank you for posting the recipe as well as those photos. Looks like a lot of work, but I bet it would be worth it!

  12. I’ve never had afternoon tea but it sounds lovely! Raspberry and is such a fresh and fun combo <3 must try this out

  13. I don’t indulge in pastries and scones very often but when I do, I always go for raspberry! These look absolutely delicious!

  14. Vanessa says:

    Tess, these look so good! You are speaking my desert language! I do not like many deserts but this one seems to be calling my name! i may have to make these soon

  15. Anshula says:

    This looks so delicious! How much honey (or other) would you recommend as a substitution for the granulated sugar?

    • Hi Anshula! First, thank you so much 🙂 Second, to use honey in place of 3 tablespoons of sugar, use only 2 tablespoons of honey, add a small pinch of baking soda and reduce the cream by 1 tablespoon. I adapted that from some instructions that I found on google, so the texture and flavour might be a little different, but hopefully it will work out for you. I would love to know what happens 🙂

  16. Raspberry Lime is one of my favourite flavour combinations! These look amazing!

  17. Rachel Kaly says:

    These look amazing! I love the color of them..Scones are one of my favorite pastry treats. 🙂 I added this recipe to my Yummly recipe box!!

  18. Looks soooo yummy! Pinned it!

  19. Joce says:

    Yummmm! I love anything with citrus in it…I never thought of that being in scones!

  20. Allie says:

    These look so beautiful! I have a friend who loves scones and this would be the best recipe for us to make together! Thanks!

  21. Alexandria says:

    These look so decadent! I’m pining this recipe for later!

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  23. Uma Srinivas says:

    Looks awesome and perfect for tea time:) yum yum!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Great pictures and they look so yummy! Raspberry & Lime is the perfect combination!

  25. Sarah says:

    These sound amazing! Love me a good scone. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Bev says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. I love my afternoon tea.

  27. I’m super excited about these scones. I have never had fresh fruits in my scones. Looks so yummy!

  28. Carrie says:

    These look incredible! Raspberries are my favorite! I think I will have to try to make these soon!

  29. Ninz says:

    Omg this looks so yummy… I am pining it to my board so I can make it one day. Thank you for sharing! x


  30. Madi says:

    those looks amazing - love the idea of adding lime! http://www.corner52.com

  31. These look and sound amazing! Raspberry and lime together is a good idea!

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