Raisin Scones

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 14scones
  • About This Recipe

    “I have been making these on and off for at least 25 years. Sometimes I leave out the raisins but they are delicious with or without them. There is never one left over.”


  • 3cupsflour
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 3/4 cupraisins(optional)
  • 1/4 cupshortening
  • 3/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 3teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1cupmilk
  • Directions

  • Put the first six ingredients in a large bow.
  • Mix with 1 cup milk.
  • (Try not to handle too much. You may need a tiny bit more milk but you don’t want sticky dough.) Pat on a floured board and shape into a circle.
  • Then cut in diamond shapes.
  • Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or golden brown.
  • Reviews

  • “These are simply the best tasting, easiest to make scones!!!!The texture is perfect.I used canola oil for shortening and added CRAISINS.I am hooked.”

  • “these were really tasty, especially when i added a touch of nutmeg to the batter, however,they were rock hard once they came out the oven.BUT, i’m going to try again in case i did anything wrong.”

  • “Wow!I made these with rice flour and added a bit of cream cheese to make the batter stick together better.I also used dried blueberries instead of raisins.They didn’t get very brown after 15 minutes, but they are delicious nonetheless!Absolutely fantastic with butter.(I’m literally eating one as I type this.)”

  • “These were really easy.I made them using margarine and mixed craisins with the raisins.Mine burned on the bottom a little but they were still good.I prefer them warmed up but even room temperature, they were just the right consistency.”

  • “These didn’t rise or brown very much but after 20 minutes I decided to take them out of the oven for fear that they would harden.They did taste great though!”

  • “I loved these!So easy!!I substituted dates for the raisins and they were wonderful!!Thanks for the great recipe.Scones are my favorite snack with coffee and I know these will not last.”

  • “After seeing Bergy’s pic of these scones, I had to try them. They looked so good. I am sooo glad that I did! They not only look good, they taste GOOD. YUM!They are also easy to make.Thank you for sharing this recipe!”

  • “Excellent scones – I cut them round and made them about 1″ thick.The texture is perfect.I think the secret is to hadle them as little as possible. I love them just buttered but I must say I also love lemon Curd on them Thanks Bert – great recipe”