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Fruitcake Scones

I like fruitcake, am I in the minority? I do have my favorite fruitcake though which I bake for Christmas. I also love the green glazed and red maraschino with nuts in these scones. A perfect addition to a Christmas brunch.
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup glazed green cherries, diced
  • 1/4 cup red maraschino cherries, diced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until it's like coarse crumbs.
  3. Fold fruits and nuts into the flour mixture until coated.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, cream, and extracts.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry just until blended.
  6. Turn dough out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, knead just until dough comes together in a ball. 
  7. Flatten dough into a pie shaped circle, approximately 1 inch in thickness and cut into 12 wedges or more depending on the size of pieces you want. 
  8. Bake in a 400ยบ oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Serve plain with butter, cream cheese, or Devonshire cream. Or drizzle with icing and sprinkle with sliced almonds.


  1. I would love to have one right now with my tea! They look so delicious. Shhh...I'm one who loves a good fruitcake, too ;-)

  2. I too am in the "I Love Fruitcake" Club. These look so good.

    One year I made a pineapple/macadamia nut fruitcake with pineapple extract in it...delicious too.

  3. count me into that club too! these look awesome!
    My mom- rest her soul- made the BEST! I have her recipes clipped from a newspaper- circa 1960- which I still use. the fave is called 'Golden West Fruitcake' and has ingredients like molasses and golden raisins.....scrumptious!

  4. I love fruit cake too. Light or dark any kind.
    Remember when you used to get a little piece at weddings.
    So small that when I was a youngster I thought they were being stingy.

    1. Wrapped in paper doilies? Told to place them under your pillow and you will dream of the man you are going to marry? My Mom always brought home her piece of fruitcake to me from a wedding and told me this.

    2. You're right!!!! I had forgotten the part about paper doilies and putting it under your pillow
      I always just ate the pieces brought home to me. I got Dad's too. Thanks for jogging my memory.

  5. Betty from the look of things, you are definitely not in the minority! I too love fruitcake. I hope to bake mine off in the next week or two for Christmas. Extra dark, all fruit :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  6. Those scones look fabulous! My daughter makes better scones than I do, she uses a bakestone and says that makes all the difference. Count me in for the fruit cake club, can't get enough of it!

  7. Your fruitcake scones are beautiful! I love fruitcake of all sorts and plan to give your scones a try this coming Christmas season. Thank you! Mrs. L

  8. May be you can post a recipe for fruit cake too? would love to have a good recipe.

    1. If you do a recipe search on this blog you will find a few fruitcake recipes that you might like to try.

  9. I don't think I have met a fruitcake I didn't love, and I'm in love with these scones. Definitely going to make these! Thanks for this delicious share. Kathi S

  10. I'm not fond of fruit cake, but I'm sure a would love these - thanks for providing an alternative!

  11. I also LOVE fruitcake and this sounds like a quick fix for a special Christmas brunch! Thanks for sharing this Betty - it looks and sound scrumptious!

  12. I like fruitcake too, and I don't see why it gets joked about so much. Scones look wonderful!

  13. I love all your comments on fruitcake and the scones, thank you! I think we have a majority:) I like a light fruitcake and am baking it this week. I have already purchased the ingredients.

  14. I am the only one in my family who loves fruit cake, just about any kind! These look so yummy, can't wait to make them, even if I have to eat them all alone!!!

  15. I've already written it on my Recipe cards,will try making it the next few days. Thanks....looks scrumptuous!

  16. These look amazing!

    I do like fruitcake very much and have an ancient recipe for it. It requires either rum or brandy though and has to soak in it for a while. It is dark and rich and fruit laden goodness!

  17. Fruit cake foodie too!my girlfriend and I kept one to have to celebrate Christmas in July. What a hoot!

  18. These look wonderful!

    Have you tried and had success switching the flour ratio? (1 cup white, 1 cup whole wheat)

    1. I have not tried switching up the flours as yet, I'm thinking it should work. I will be trying that sometime.