Pomegranate Scones

I have been sitting on this recipe the whole winter and I haven’t been able to post it until today ha! I wasn’t quite sure how these scones were going to turn out. They were delicious but different from my traditional recipe.

I look forward to making them again


They were scrumptious…..

Pomegranate Scones

two cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons unsalted butter (I like it to be very cold, even frozen)

1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup of half & half (or sour cream, heavy whipping cream, evaporated milk, whatever you have on hand)

1 egg


(Directions adapted from All Recipes)

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in pomegranates.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk cream and egg until smooth.
  4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. Pam April 25, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! My stomach is growling… Are you going to save me some? they look so good. What beautiful pictures!!!
    Can’t wait to see you… to see those boys, to see all the new farm… and to have tea and scones (these scones) with you.

    Love you so much,

  2. Roxy April 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Yes! Tea and scones are what my heart longs for! We will be coming to visit Ashley next month. We are so excited!
    Wish we could come see you all also!
    xoxo Roxy

    • E. Ann April 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Roxy! Tea and scones with you is what I would call heaven! :) I am sooooo blessed that you are coming out here to visit Ashley!! Love you….

  3. Kirsteen April 29, 2013 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Yum, these look great! I made cranberry scones at Christmas but would never have thought of adding pomegranate. Will have to try them out.

    • E. Ann April 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      I would love to taste your scones Kirstee! What is your favorite scone?

  4. Monique April 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Oh I cannot wait to make these things of beauty.

    • E. Ann April 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you Monique! Let me know if you do and how they turn out :)

  5. Amy May 2, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Yum… I want tea and scones too! So, now all we need is all of you around the table. Miss you so much! Enjoy your time with your mom…….
    Love Ya,

    • E. Ann May 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Amy, I miss you and dream of the day when we will all be around one table again! It will be wonderful!!! Love you…..

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    What gorgeous scones! I could sure use these every morning!

    • E. Ann July 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your very kind words Chung-Ah :) I hope you give them a try!

  7. Anita July 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    They look delishious!! I hope I can find some descent pomegranates in the shops so I can give these a try:)

    • E. Ann July 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

      Anita! They were delicious and also so much fun to make! Yes, when pomegranates are in season once again, I do hope you try this recipe and then come and tell me what you think :)

  8. Jan July 6, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I’m going to have to try this recipe. I love scones and these look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • E. Ann July 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jan for reading and commenting! I hope you try it! Let me know what you think :) Many blessings to you….

  9. Laura@baking in pyjamas September 20, 2013 at 4:18 am - Reply

    They look lovely, saving recipe for this winter’s pomegranates. Pinning.

    • E. Ann September 20, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Oh thank you Laura! I hope you like them! :)

  10. Yu October 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Hi! These look absolutely adorable and I’ve never tried baking with poms before, although I love them as snacking fruits. I have a question, do the seeds make the texture a bit weird? I know some of my family members don’t eat the whole seeds and just chew lightly to get the juice out and discard the seeds.

    Thank you!

    • E. Ann November 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      Hello Yu! Thank you for your comment :) Yes, I totally understand what you are asking. And to some, the seeds may be a tad crunchy, but I enjoyed the combination of scone bread with a bit of soft crunch. It may not fancy everyone, but it was a fabulous change up of fruit for a scone for me. If you are not a lover of the crunchy side of a pomegranate seed then you may not like these :)

  11. Erin November 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I just made these this morning and they were a huge hit! I used sour cream because I didn’t have enough half and half. I did have to add about a tablespoon more of the sour cream because the dough didn’t get very sticky, but I thought they turned out great! Everyone loved them :) Thank you so mich for sharing this recipe! I’ll definitely make them again.

    • E. Ann November 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      Erin, I am so glad you tried and liked them!!! I have found that I prefer sour cream now in my scone making. I am so glad it worked for you and thank you for commenting and letting me know :)

  12. Monika November 23, 2013 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I found this recipe this morning and had to make them right away. They are DELICIOUS!!!
    I used heavy cream, next time I will try them with sour cream.

    • E. Ann November 23, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

      I am so glad you tried them and liked them Monika!! I have to say, sour cream and heavy cream are my very favorites to use. So if you used the heavy cream I can imagine how tasty they turned out! Thank you so much for commenting and letting me know! Blessings :)

  13. RHONDA BOULAN November 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH~ I have no talent when it comes to dreaming up great food ideas…..THIS HELPED ME SO MUCH and made me SO VERY HAPPY! thank you for SHARING YOUR GIFTS WITH ME~

    • E. Ann December 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      You are a sweetie Rhonda! I am so glad this recipe has helped you :) You just made my day :) Many blessings to you!

  14. December 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    i been looking for the perfect scone recipe and this looks like a top top contender!! gonna make asap!

    • E. Ann December 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Hello Jacquie! I have felt the same way!! I hope this recipe delights you as it has me! :) Thank you so much for commenting!

  15. Diana December 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Tried this recepi and used condensed milk instead of half and half and they were ohhh so good! They were a little burnt and the middle was a little raw so maybe ill set the oven to 350 instead but oh so delicious! Thanks for sharing

    • E. Ann December 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Hello Diana! I am so glad you tried the scones and liked them! I am finding that my oven had been a little too hot, which explains why your scones turned out that way! You did perfect in adjusting it to 350! Thank you for commenting and sharing! It blesses my day :)

  16. Jennie December 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    These scones were a huge hit with my husband and family! I set my oven to 350 degrees and baked for about 20 minutes. I kept checking them to make sure they were okay since this is my first time ever making scones, and they turned out perfect! I have extra pomegranate left over so I’m making them again today!

  17. Paula Anderson May 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I am so glad I have pomegranate seeds in the freezer! I am making these beautiful scones for Mother’s Day!

    • E. Ann June 4, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      I hope they turned out and you enjoyed them :)

  18. Rachel Dascenzo June 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Could this be made using other fruit, cranberries or blueberries?

    • E. Ann June 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Yes Rachel, you can substitute with any fruit you like :)

  19. Bri December 11, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Made these tonight…my first scone attempt was a smashing success! Thanks so much!

    • E. Ann January 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      Yayyyy Bri!! I am sooooooo glad!!

  20. Shady Lady January 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I love making an assortment of scones and have for years but have never added pomegranates but will absolutely try tomorrow, an hour ago just seeded a pomegranate, love them. Thank you for sharing.

    • E. Ann January 2, 2015 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind words Shady Lady :) I hope you like the bit of pomegranate :)

  21. Scone Addict January 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Just tried your recipe. Left out the poms and made plain scones. Used heavy cream. OMG – they are so good. I have been looking for a scones recipe for ages, but couldn’t find one that I liked. Thank you so much for sharing this fab recipe. I LOVE it.

    • E. Ann January 7, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

      I loved reading your comment Scone Addict! I am so glad you loved the recipe :) Thank you for your comment!! Happy baking!!

  22. oshinsr February 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I made it with strawberry last week. Now, I have a savoury one in the oven, spinach, feta and pesto. Let’s see how that turns out.

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