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Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Scones

Light and fluffy scones, enriched with creamy mascarpone cheese and spiked with bright Meyer lemon.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meyer lemon mascarpone scones
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 340kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Zest 2 of the lemons and set the zest aside.
  • Cut the remaining peel and pith away from the lemons, and dice the flesh into ¼” pieces.
  • Place in a small bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the sugar, stir to coat, and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, salt, and reserved lemon zest, and stir to combine.
  • Cut in the mascarpone and butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add the lemons and milk, and stir until just barely combined.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and press to a thickness of about 1 inch.
  • Cut the scones into 6 equal wedges, and space them approx. 1 inch apart.
  • Sprinkle with clear sparkling sugar.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until slightly golden on the tops and around the edges.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg