Blackberry Lime Drop Scones

Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones

These Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones are quick & easy to make in only about a half hour. Brunch guests will think you were up at the crack of dawn!

Course Breackfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, lime
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 large scones
Calories 188 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • zest of two limes finely minced
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
US Customary - Metric


  1. I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lime zest and salt.
  3. Cut in the cold butter by pulse processing until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. Remove to a large bowl and toss in the blackberries.
  4. Mix together the buttermilk, lime juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture. Toss all together gently with a rubber spatula, only enough to form a dough ball.
  6. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking pan.Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 -20 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your scones. This recipe makes about 12 large drop scones/

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 large scone)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.