Tart Cherry Graham Scones

by Megan on March 22, 2015

Tart Cherry Graham Scones // take a megabite

On Friday I was all, “I just have to take off by 2:45 in order to make it to happy hour.” On Saturday I was all, “Gotta set my alarm! I have a brunch date at 10am.” You see, I like it when I have a tighter deadline due to happy hour plans and when I have to get up early for brunch. Some things are worth getting less sleep over. And other things, like scones, are good for those 40 minute weekend intermissions.

You can whip up these scones between brunch and bagel deliveries and movie dates and dog walks. And they taste like a farmer’s market adventure paired with a valentine dress. They are tart from the cherries and crispy crunchy from the pearl sugar. And can’t we all just agree that this glaze would be the perf nail color?

Tart Cherry Graham Scones // take a megabite

Tart Cherry Graham Scones
Recipe adapted from my go-to


scones –

  • 1/2 cup milk + more for a  wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 cup graham flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 cup tart cherries, quartered (I used frozen ones.)
  • brown sugar and pearl sugar, to top

glaze –

  • juice from 1/4 cup tart cherries, thawed
  • 1/2 -1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Beat together the milk, egg and vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt. Rub butter into the flour mixture with your hands. Working until you have no lumps bigger than a pea. Add the sugar and cherries. Stir or toss to mix.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Bring dough together gently with a wooden spoon.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it no more than 12 times. (12 is the magic number, so exceed at your own risk!) Pat dough into a round approximately 1/2 inch thick, and cut into 8 wedges. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, glaze wedges with a little bit of milk. Sprinkle generously with pearl sugar and/or brown sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a rack.
  6. Whisk together cherry juice and powdered sugar adding sugar until thick enough to drizzle. Top scones. Enjoy right away or place in an airtight container to bring to work or to eat for breakfast every day this week.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

lynn @ the actor’s diet March 23, 2015 at 12:35 am

What’s graham flour? Please tell me pulverized graham crackers.


Megan March 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Grrrl, it should be! It’s actually a wheat-y flour used in graham biz. BUT I use pulverized graham crackers in these muffins, sooooo I bet you’d love them!



Sarah // The Sugar Hit March 23, 2015 at 12:39 am



Megan March 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Thanks, boo! xoxooxox


Cindy March 23, 2015 at 12:48 am

these are the prettiest!! And you know I love a tart (cherry)!


Megan March 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Yeah! Reminds me of the ones we had on that rainy farmers market day in Lansing! xoxo


Tori@Gringalicious.com March 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

I have to say that these are Gorgeous! I simply must try asap!


Megan March 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Thanks so much!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 23, 2015 at 7:06 am

Sometimes I like having a deadline too! It prevents me from eating cookies and laying on the couch all day, right? Also, these are the pretties scones eva!


Megan March 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I like a deadline ending in happy hour or brunch best! <3


Sara @ Cake Over Steak March 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Heck yes to these scones!! Where do you get your graham flour? Online, or are you lucky enough to live somewhere where they sell weird ingredients like that? And that glaze color is totes perf.


Nicola - Pink Recipe Box March 24, 2015 at 3:29 am

Scones can sometimes be a bit boring, but these look beyond amazing! Pinning 🙂


Erika March 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

I wish I could come go to happy hour, Saturday brunch and scone make with ya sista! These look amazing!!!


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