Red, White, and Blue Scones

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  1. Cynthia says:

    Love these pictures!

  2. What delicious looking cherries! Pretty photos!

  3. Using a fondue fork to pit the cherries is brilliant! I’ll be trying that tomorrow!

    • Angie says:

      These cherries are so soft that I had no trouble getting the pits with the fork, but I would think it’d be difficult with those hard sweet Bing cherries. Give it a try though! πŸ™‚

  4. These scones look so good! I love sour cherries, but cannot find them anywhere.

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Vera! Maybe you can find frozen or canned? And dried as well. I’ve never seen sour cherries at the grocery stores myself. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow! Your photography is stunning. I am going to have a go at theses beautiful scones in my own kitchen. Thank you for sharing such a mouth watering recipe.

    Emma xx

  6. These look so good Angie! I grew up picking wild “merises” I think maybe a choke cherry. Much smaller but throwing a goid sour punch. Bet they would work in this scone. Heading home to Canada next week and will see if they are in season. Love the drizzle to finish the scones with a tasty flourish!

    • Angie says:

      You know, when I was at the farm, I also picked these tiny “cherries” not much bigger than blueberries. Some are in my photos. I’m not sure I’ve seen cherries that small before. Maybe they’re choke cherries?? But they’re sweeter and darker than the sour cherries. I should have asked what they were. I just mixed them with the rest of the cherries and they didn’t say anything. Try these scones, Johanne. They’re very easy to make! It actually took me longer pitting the cherries than making the scones πŸ™‚

  7. CakePants says:

    These scones are absolutely beautiful!! I completely agree – tart cherries are SO hard to find, and I live in *Michigan*! Last year I was a little overzealous when I finally managed to find a U-pick that had them…and I’ve STILL got some in the freezer. A good problem to have, though!

    • Angie says:

      Now I have the same problem! I probably only used 1/10 of what I picked! But like you said, it’s a good problem to have πŸ™‚ Thanks for the compliment!

  8. Wow Angie!! The colors just pop! Although I am not a big fan of scones, those are one of the prettiest scones I have seen! Happy 4th of July weekend to you!! πŸ™‚


  9. Margherita says:

    Oh wow Angie, I would say that you have found a great way to take advantage of the short cherry season! Despite the boring job of pitting cherries, I’m sure it would be totally worth is make these scones!

    • Angie says:

      The scones were fantastic! Slightly tart from the fruits and not too sweet from the little amount of sugar and chocolate. Just right! You would like these, Margy. You can even sub oats for half of the flour and make them healthier πŸ™‚

  10. GFLife247 says:

    We were just taking about how short cherry season is today at our dinner table. These look beautiful, yet sophisticated for the upcoming Independence day! Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      I know! The farm I go to has sour cherry listed only for 1 week, the previous week for the sweet. That amounts to 2 weekends for all cherries! Too short! Fortunately I was able to freeze some for later. Have a happy 4th, Kaila! XOXO

  11. Jhuls says:

    It must have been fun picking these little cherries and be able to get them fresh. These look amazing and adorable, Angie. Happy 4th of July to you. πŸ™‚ xx

    • Angie says:

      It was! Although it was mostly hubby who did, haha… I was distracted by many things. Weeds, wild asparagus, etc. Thanks, Jhuls! Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO

  12. Lily says:

    Hey Angie, the scones look gorgeous, perfect for Independence Day and perfect for summer, I’ve never had or even seen fresh sour cherries before, but the white flesh is beautiful, I imagine tart, yet juicy and flavorful, anyhow thanks for sharing and Happy FF, hugs:)

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Lily! You should try these sour cherries. I imagine in your hands, they can be turned into so many delicious desserts. Other than for scones and jams and pies, I really haven’t used them much. Maybe I should send you some to experiment πŸ˜€ If only you live close by!

  13. coconutcraze says:

    Aah…those scones are picture perfect! Sour cherries!…must look for them. I am quite new to all these fruits and their seasons…very slow to learn! This is a good recipe to remember the cherry picking time of the year. I should start visiting some farms around here. Awesome recipe and those doughnuts are lovely! Happy Independence day!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Sridevi! FYI, blueberries are also in season now. Next should be peaches and plums, maybe within the next two weeks. Unless of course it’s California or Georgia. I think they’ve been enjoying peaches for a while now. I know you’re in Canada, the seasons should be pretty close to ours. Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Sharon says:

    Hi I have some small cherries a little sweet… do I just throw them in the batter or do I have to boil them first? If so, how long, with wine….? Thank you & happy Fourth!

    • Angie says:

      Yes, you use them raw in the batter (pitted first, of course!) No need to boil first. If your cherries are small then you can use them whole, like what I did. Otherwise cut in half. By small I mean about big blueberry size. Many of mine were that small! πŸ™‚

  15. Francesca says:

    Looking stunning, Angie! As you know I don’t have a sweet tooth but, as many Europeans, I eat pastries and cookies for breakfast sipping my cappuccino. That’s the only time of the day! Your beautiful scones would be perfect for any breakfast of any day! Even the waking time is perfect for me (I’m not an early riser and I love, love my bed).
    Beautiful photography … worthy of one of the most important celebration.
    Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks so much, Francesca! I think you’ll like these scones since they’re not too sweet and loaded with fruits, and most importantly, quick to make πŸ™‚ We love our beds, too, lol…my family can sleep all day! Happy 4th to you, too! XOXO

  16. These scones look lovely Angie And those are some lovely cherries you picked. Good idea to drag the husband! They do come in handy at times! LOL! πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Indu! I hope you had a great weekend yourself! We’re the lucky ones, aren’t we, w/ such understanding husbands? I still remember yours buying you a bouquet of lemongrass. Mine bought me a big bag of habaneros. He had no idea how hot they were! He thought maybe I could use the cute mini peppers for my blog! πŸ˜€

      • LOL! that’s so funny! bringing habaneros! Maybe that was symbolic for how ‘HOT’ you are! πŸ™‚ LOL! yeah my hubby gets me lemon grass and occasionally papayas since he knows how much I love them πŸ™‚ We are blessed! πŸ™‚

  17. These look so delicious & festive!! The cider donut bribe is classic- love it… the farm where we have gone apple picking has fresh donuts for sale in a cart outside- it is all you can smell in the fields- AMAZING!! I have never picked sour cherries- or sweet cherries, actually. πŸ˜‰ Love the idea of putting them in scones too! Hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

    • Angie says:

      Actually picking apples is a little more fun than cherries or strawberries. Apples fill up the basket faster, haha… I hope you had a wonderful weekend yourself and are enjoying co-hosting! XOXO

  18. Christine says:

    1) These are divine. 2) I have to find a place where I can pick sour cherries. I didn’t even know that was a thing. 3) We have cider donuts after apple picking in the fall and I died a little bit when you brought those up. 4) Your blog is gorgeous. 5) Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

    I think that covers it.

    • Angie says:

      1) Thank you so much, Christine! 2) Sour cherries are definitely a good thing. 3) Now I feel like I need to repeat the donut experience again in the Fall 4) Thank you again! 5) No problem! I’d like to extend my invitation for you to join Fiesta Friday Blog Party as well.

      I love how organized your comment is. It forces me to be organized in my reply and God knows I need that! πŸ˜€

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