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Lime scones on a white plate with limes

Lime Scones

Heavenly Home Cooking
These buttery lime scones are moist and filled with bright lime flavor. A delicious lime glaze adds an extra layer of flavor and provides the perfect finishing touch!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine English
Servings 8 scones
Calories 367 kcal



  • 2 cups white all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder double acting
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest from about 4 small-medium limes
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime extract

Lime Glaze

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice



  • Using a mesh strainer, sift flour, salt and baking powder into a large glass bowl.
  • Stir in lime zest and sugar.
  • Add chilled and chopped butter and combine with a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingers until mixture resembles a course meal and holds together when squeezed. Make a well in the flour mixture.
  • Pour the cream and lime extract into the well in the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
    Drop dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until dough is combined and slightly sticky. Roll the dough into a ball and shape into an 8-inch diameter disc.
  • Cut into 8 wedges, and place each wedge on prepared baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet in the refrigerator and allow dough to chill for 15 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Lime Glaze

  • While scones are cooling, place confectioner's sugar in a small bowl and add lime juice. Stir until combined.
    Drizzle over cooled scones.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 367kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 37g (12%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 14g (88%)Cholesterol: 71mg (24%)Sodium: 318mg (14%)Potassium: 56mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 12g (13%)Vitamin A: 792IU (16%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 116mg (12%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 8 scones
Keyword entertaining, freezable, make-ahead, sweet
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