Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones

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Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones are buttery, flaky, and studded with dried cherries and crunchy pistachios. These scones are full of flavor and texture.

If you like cherry, you’ll also like this Fizzy Cherry Bourbon Sour.

A stack of three Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones on a wooden table, with visible pieces of cranberries and pistachios.
A platter of homemade cranberry and pistachio scones on a black round dish, with a bottle of milk and a bowl of butter in the background.


I had lunch with a group of lady friends the other day and one of them asked me, “Do you cook all the time?” It’s a valid question. Yes, I do cook all the time. Well, ok, not technically all the time. I do cook something every single day though. If I’m not cooking for the blog, I’m cooking for my family.

Many of our favorite recipes I’ve already blogged about. Those recipes include Best Damn Short Ribs, Famous Potato Salad, and Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake.

Cranberry and pistachio scones on a wooden board with a bowl of butter, next to a red napkin.

Now, if we could live off cakes, cookies, and other desserts, that’s all I’d make. I love to bake, that’s my passion. Sometimes, the two worlds collide and I get to bake and make something the boys enjoy! Like these Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones.

A close-up of cranberry and pistachio scones stacked on a wooden board, with butter and a glass of milk in the background.

Freshly baked scone with cranberries and pistachios on a skillet, served with a side of butter.
Close-up of a cranberry and pistachio scone on a wooden table, accompanied by a scoop of butter and a glass of milk in the background.

Freshly baked scones with cranberries and nuts on a black plate, with a glass milk bottle and butter in the background.


The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • butter
  • Greek yogurt. Sour cream may be substituted for the yogurt.
  • egg
  • Dried cherries
  • pistachios. Plain or roasted pistachios will be good in this recipe. I used a roasted and salted variety.
  • Confectioners sugar
  • vanilla flavoring
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
Freshly baked biscuits with fruit on a black plate.

However, I don’t want you to be ‘scared’ of making scones. Scones are just a fancy word for biscuits. They’re biscuits with benefits. Benefits such as nuts, fresh or dried fruit, cheese, herbs, and spices.

The process for making scones is the same as for biscuits, you’ll cut butter into flour, knead it, cut it and bake it.

Stack of bread on a table.

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Close-up of freshly baked bread with fruit on a black baking sheet, showing a textured, golden-brown crust.
Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones

Dried Cherry Pistachio Scones

Buttery, flaky and studded with dried cherries and crunchy pistachios these scones are full of flavor.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


Glaze optional


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Cut in butter until mixture has large pea-sized crumbles. Or, if you're butter is frozen grate it on the large-hole side of a cheese grater. Then, simply stir the butter into the flour.
  • In a small bowl, stir together yogurt and egg. Add to dry ingredients.
  • Carefully stir in dried cherries and pistachios.
  • Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead dough just enough that it sticks together.
  • Form into a 10-inch circle.
  • Using a floured knife, cut dough into wedges.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 20-23 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Glaze optional: While they're baking, stir together 3 T butter with 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 T freshly squeezed orange juice. Pour over scones.


If you’ll freeze the butter for at least 30 minutes, then take it out and grate it on the large-hole side of a cheese grate, it will be much easier to work into the flour. You can use this technique anytime a recipe calls for cutting butter into the flour.
If your butter is not frozen, use the traditional method of cutting butter into the flour.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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