Blackberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Full disclosure: I force my new scone recipes on my poor, unsuspecting colleagues. Bless them, they indulge me on my one teeny bragging right.  I make good scones.

I may have many shortcomings, like my grumpiness in the morning or singing loudly in the car…in traffic…to strangers…because traffic is boring…but by goodness, I make good scones.

Blackberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

The only thing better than a blackberry a blackberry scone with chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Keyword: blackberry, dark chocolate, scones, tea time
Servings: 8
Calories: 364kcal


  • 1 cup blackberries rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream for glazing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into 1 inch pieces (best if European butter is used)


  • Preheat oven to 450°
  • Blend dry ingredients in a bowl and add the cut butter.  Blend until crumbly with a pastry cutter
  • Freeze the entire bowl for about ten minutes
  • Remove the bowl from the freezer and add the heavy cream and sour cream.  Mix with a fork or scraper about 8 times
  • Add the chocolate chips and the blackberries and fold again until blended
  • Put parchment paper over the bowl and gently tip the contents into the parchment paper.  Gently knead about five times until a little more mixed and either cut or shape the mixture into scones. I use a scone pan that makes great scone wedges.
  • Glaze with heavy cream and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let these cool completely before removing from pan. These need to set a bit


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg
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