Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

Written by Becky

Before making this recipe for Chocolate Cherry Scones from the French Laundry I must admit that I had no idea what people meant when they said scones have a ‘tender crumb’. The decadent nature of these scones with butter and heavy cream make for the most tender crumb I’ve every tasted. You have to just try for yourself I think. If you’re looking for a healthier scones, check out my recipe for Best Berry Scones that uses kefir, a recipe we make frequently at our house.

Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

These scones were made for one of our food gatherings. We kicked off our line up of Fall SLCmixers with a perfect paring of Indian Food and Beer. And of course, I could’t let my guests go home empty handed so they each took with them a chocolate cherry scone to enjoy for breakfast the next morning. Going along with the Indian food theme these scones had a hint of curried sugar sprinkled on top but that’s totally optional if you make the recipe at home.

This SLCmixer was hosted by Tiffin Bus Indian Food and Epic Beer, two companies that you should look into if you’re every in Salt Lake City! You can read about the full evening on and check out our list of upcoming events on Tiffin Bus is giving away FREE Indian food on blog today, so if you’re in Salt Lake, don’t miss out on that! Also, we have a whole series on Thanksgiving foods from cocktails to desserts! And our next mixer pairs Red Wine and Fish, an unusual but appropriate paring led by the enthusiasts sommelier, Jimmy Santangelo. I truely hope you’ll join us at our table sometime soon!

I had a hard time coming up with something sweet to go with Indian food then finally came up with the idea of adding a hint of curry sprinkled with sugar on top of these tasty scones (recipe adapted from The French Laundry). What are your thoughts on Indian food sweets or sweets with curry in them? Any recipes or ideas you’d like to share?

Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

Rating: 41

Yield: 24 scones

Chocolate Cherry Scone Recipe

a signature scone from the famous French Laundry Restaurant


    for the scones
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (or Cup4Cup for gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2¼ sticks unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1¼ cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • for the cherry glaze
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon Morrello cherry puree
  • for the curried sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow curry
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with racks in upper and lower thirds.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut in butter until combined with some pea-sized lumps. Stir in cream, cherries, and chocolate chips until combined.
  3. Place 1/4-cup scoops of dough on 2 buttered baking sheets and bake, switching sheets half way through, until golden and cooked through, 16 to 20 minutes.
  4. While scones are baking, make the glaze by whisking together sugar, milk, and cherry puree together in a small bowl until combined.
  5. Once scones are cooled, spoon over glaze, let set, and enjoy.
  6. for the curried sugar (optional)
  7. used a mortar and pestle grind together the sugar and curry until the sugar takes on a yellow tint. Sprinkle over the cherry glaze.


recipe adapted from a French Laundry Recipe on Guilt Taste

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