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Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones Recipe

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Enjoy the fresh and zesty flavors of glazed lemon-ginger scones with this simple and delicious recipe. Perfect snack for any occasion!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of all of this week’s recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

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Have you ever tasted something so delicious, you instantly know it’s the perfect combination of tangy and sweet? You can expect that when you bite into a glazed lemon ginger scone. With the zesty zing of lemon and the crystallized ginger’s warm spiciness, these scones will tantalize your taste buds and give you a unique and flavorful treat.

That’s what this week is all about, flavorful treats as it’s #SpringSweetsWeek on the blog. These lemon scones with candied ginger are just the beginning of what I’m sharing this week. Family and friends who have taste tested them for me have said they are the best scones I’ve made yet!

Here’s what I am making:

selefina jar of ginger root used in making lemon ginger scones shown

Spring Sweets Week

This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring.  So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Our amazing event is hosted by the lovely Heather, from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks and sponsored by these truly generous sponsors: Melissa’s Produce, Anolon, Taylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices. Those participating companies sent us samples to use in our creations for the event!

plate of lemon scones with crystalized ginger

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones

Typically all of the scone recipes I have made use very cold butter in the dough. Working with cold butter is tricky when it comes to doughs like scones or biscuits and if the butter warms, well, the dough isn’t going to come out the same. To remedy that, I actually give you a great tip in the recipe for these Lemon Blueberry Scones. It’s foolproof!

This scone recipe does not use butter. I was looking through recipe books and saw several that didn’t use butter and it intrigued me and I had to try it! Scones are something of a newer passion of mine so when Selefina sent me the candied ginger I wanted to use it with the lemons I already had.

The lemon ginger scones are tender and flaky with a delightful lemon glaze. Preparation for one of the most delicious and flavorful scones you’ll ever taste takes less than an hour, making it easy to whip up these treats as an afternoon snack or a weekend brunch.

single scone made with lemon and crystalized ginger on white plate

What is Crystallized Ginger?

Crystallized ginger is made from fresh ginger root that has been peeled, cut into pieces, cooked in sugar syrup, and then cooled and dried. A sprinkling of coarse sugar gives the ginger its crystalline finish for a sweet and tangy treat.

Ingredients

For the scone dough

  • 2 ¼  cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼  cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • For the glaze
    2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • more chopped crystallized ginger
ingredients for lemon ginger scones

How to make Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, lemon zest, and candied ginger. By doing this, the sugar will coat the zest and ginger to keep them from clumping in the dough.

mixing the lemon zest with the sugar and candied ginger in small bowl

Step 3

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, then add the sugar mixture. Give it a good mix. Set aside.

adding the rest of the dry ingredients in a large bowl

Step 4

Add the lemon juice to the heavy cream and stir, then pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a fork or a wooden spoon, mix until just combined.

large bowl with cream and flour mixture for scones

Step 5

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough a few times until it comes together.

lemon ginger scone dough on floured board

Step 6

Pat out the dough into about a 9″ circle (about 1/2″ thick).

side view of scone dough

Step 7

Cut into 8 wedges. Place scone wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about one inch between them.

scone dough cut into 8 triangles

Step 8

Bake in preheated oven for 20-25, until lightly golden brown on top. Leave on the sheet for 5 minutes after removing from the oven, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

baked lemon ginger scones cooling on wire rack

Step 9

To make the glaze: Mix the powdered sugar with heavy cream, 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. If the glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar but if it’s too thick, add a little bit more cream. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones and top with more diced candied ginger.

Store scones in an airtight container.

close up of one lemon ginger scone on plate
glazed lemon ginger scones on wooden board

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • Be sure your cream is cold when making this recipe.
  • Using heavy cream is what helped the scones to be tender and flaky.
  • Do not over-knead the dough as it will result in tough scones.
  • Fresh lemon juice is best for this recipe.

Other scone recipes for you to enjoy

close of lemon ginger scones on white plate

Printable Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones Recipe

close up of one lemon ginger scone on plate

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones Recipe

Enjoy the fresh and zesty flavors of glazed lemon-ginger scones with this simple and delicious recipe. Perfect snack for any occasion!
4.72 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger, lemon, lemon ginger scones, scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 scones

Ingredients

For the scone dough

  • cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

For the glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • more chopped crystallized ginger for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, lemon zest, and candied ginger. By doing this, the sugar will coat the zest and ginger to keep them from clumping in the dough.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, then add the sugar mixture. Give it a good mix. Set aside.
  • Add the lemon juice to the heavy cream and stir, then pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Lightly flour a surface and knead the dough a few times until it comes together.
  • Pat out the dough into about a 9″ circle (about 1/2″ thick).
  • Cut into 8 wedges. Place each wedge onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about one inch between them.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25, until lightly golden on top. Leave on the sheet for 5 minutes after removing from the oven, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze: Mix the powdered sugar with heavy cream, 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. If the glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar but if it’s too thick, add a little bit more cream. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones and top with more diced candied ginger.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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delicious lemon ginger scone on white serving plate with lemon and ginger pieces

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    overhead view of lemon ginger scones with slices of lemon

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    13 Comments

    1. I need to order more of the crystallized ginger, I can’t stay out of it! These look awesome, just the perfect amount of glaze!