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Make these tender and delicious Peaches & Cream Scones with sweet and juicy in-season peaches and fresh dairy cream!

Peaches & Cream Scones

This Peaches & Cream Scones recipe was created in partnership with the dairy farm families of New England. All opinions are 100% ours.

It’s that time of the year…when abundant quantities of fresh, local peaches are on sale at the supermarket. We just can’t get enough of their juicy sweetness! So we’re digging out all of our favorite peach recipes, including these buttery Peaches & Cream Scones.


Peaches & Cream Scones

But peaches aren’t the only local ingredient in today’s recipe…we’re also using fresh cream and butter from New England dairy farmers!

New England is home to more than 1,000 dairy farming families, and more than 99% of the milk produced on New England Dairy farms is bottled or turned into cheese, butter, yogurt and ice cream sold in New England and New York. In fact, milk and other dairy products often go from farm to fridge in just two days – so you know it’s fresh!

How do you make Peaches & Cream Scones?

Chunks of ripe and juicy peaches are gently mixed into a simple pastry dough made with flour, sugar, baking powder, and a touch of salt – plus chilled butter and cold light cream.

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There are a few tricks to ensuring that these Peaches & Cream Scones come out tender and delicious – and the most important thing is making sure that the butter and cream used in this recipe are locally-produced, fresh, and cold!

Then, as you mix the ingredients together, use a pastry cutter instead of your hands so that the dough doesn’t warm up from the heat of your hands. As your Peaches & Cream Scones bake in the oven, the steam from the melting butter creates pockets of air – yielding tender and light scones.


Peaches & Cream Scones

We also selected super fresh light cream from local New England dairy farms as the liquid of choice in these Peaches & Cream Scones recipe. The extra creaminess from the milk fat also helps lend moistness to the finished scone.

Finally, the baked Peaches & Cream Scones were drizzled with a simple glaze made from confectioner’s sugar, a touch of vanilla extract, and more fresh, local cream. What a heavenly way to start your day!

Peaches & Cream Scones

Fresh peaches and cream are really a perfect pairing – especially when the peaches and cream are both local and fresh!

For more information about the dairy farm families of New England, school nutrition, and health and wellness topics, please visit New England Dairy & Food Council and Must Be the Milk.

You may enjoy these other recipes made with fresh dairy:

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Peaches & Cream Scones

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scones
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking


Make these tender and delicious Peaches & Cream Scones with sweet and juicy in-season peaches and fresh dairy cream!


For the Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little extra for flouring your work surface

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

½ teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes

1 cup peaches, peeled and cut into ½” dice (approximately 1 ½ peaches)

¾ cup light cream

For the Glaze

1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar

23 tablespoons light cream

¼ teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using a whisk, stir to combine.

Add butter pieces to the flour mixture, then using a fork or a pastry cutter, mix together until crumbly. (Avoid using your fingers. The heat from your hands will soften the butter too much.)

Add the peaches and toss to coat in the flour mixture. Pour in light cream. Using a rubber spatula, fold the ingredients together to create a soft dough. Don’t over mix the dough – just stir until the mixture holds together.

Lightly flour your work surface, then pour the dough out on the surface. With your fingers, shape the dough into a rectangle, about 5”x10” in size and 1” thick.  With a large sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 6 squares (2 x 3 rows). Then, cut each square diagonally in half – you’ll have 12 triangles in total.

Gently place the triangles onto the prepared baking sheet. (You should be able to fit all 12 onto the same single baking sheet.) Bake 13-16 minutes in preheated oven, turning halfway through the cooking time, until scones are lightly golden brown on top.

Remove scones from the baking sheet onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Once the scones have cooled, place a piece of parchment paper under the cooling rack.

Prepare the glaze by whisking together confectioner’s sugar, 2 tablespoons light cream and vanilla extract.  Stir with a whisk until smooth, adding the additional tablespoon of light cream if necessary if the glaze is too thick.

Dip the whisk into the glaze, then use the whisk to drizzle the glaze over each scone.  Allow glaze to firm up before serving.

Keywords: scones, peaches, dairy


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  • Rose wrote:

    Is it possible to use sour cream? I do not keep cream on hand and I would love to make these.

    • Martha wrote:

      I’m not sure Rose – we haven’t tried this recipe with sour cream. It might work but the dough will be thicker and stickier than if you used cream. Let us know how it works out!

  • Gayle wrote:

    I made these scones with gluten free flour today. They are wonderful!!! I made no other substitutes, just the flour since I have celiac disease. Absolutely the best, definitely going to try the recipe with blueberries and then cranberries.
    I used my stand mixer and did very.title hand mixing at the end. It worked perfect.

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you enjoyed the scones Gayle and glad to know the recipe works with gluten free flour too!

  • Ale wrote:

    Can I use milk if I don’t have any kind of cream on hand?

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure – it will work in a pinch. But cream has a higher fat content so it adds more moisture to the scones. With milk, it may be a touch drier. Your glaze may be thinner as well.

  • Dorothy wrote:

    Love your peaches and cream sconce Melt in your mouth delicious Love all your recipes. Thanks so much Dorothy.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Dorothy! 🙂

  • Sarah wrote:

    These turned out wonderfully! They’re light, fluffy, and sweet! The perfect way to use yummy summer peaches.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Kim wrote:

    P My aunt had peach trees.. She always had some sort of sweets with peaches in it.. This sounds good for breakfast or with tea.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Kim – This recipe would definitely be delicious for breakfast or with tea. Hope you’ll give it a try!

  • Roxie wrote:

    This sounds delicious. Is it necessary to use unsalted butter? Can I leave out the salt and use salt instead?
    Thank you.

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure Roxie – there is probably far less than 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in five tablespoons of salted butter – but you could definitely use the salted if that’s all you have.

  • Pam wrote:

    Absolutely delicious! I had to use canned peaches and they were great!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Pam! Canned, fresh or frozen will work!

  • Angela wrote:

    Can I use frozen leaches if I defrost them overnight then drain them

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Angela – Yes – you can use frozen peaches.

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