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Copycat Panera Scone Recipe for Berry Lovers

I’m so excited to share this triple berry scone Panera recipe with you!

triple berry scone panera recipe

Panera has recently updated its menu, but sadly, the beloved Triple Berry Scone, which has been absent for a few years, isn’t coming back anytime soon. To satisfy those cravings, I’m thrilled to share a homemade version of this favorite treat. 

You’ll Love This Triple Berry Scone Panera Recipe

If there’s one thing that can elevate a breakfast or brunch experience, it’s a freshly baked scone. And when it comes to scones, Panera Bread knows how to do them just right. 

Here’s Panera’s description of the scone we’re making today: “A freshly baked, cream-based scone filled with dried strawberries, blueberries, and raspberry-flavored chips, topped with a light white icing and half & half cream glaze.”

Sounds delicious, right?!?

Their Triple Berry Scones are a delicious mix of tart and sweet, bursting with the flavors of fresh berries. Luckily, you can recreate this bakery favorite right in your own kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe. 

triple berry scone panera recipe

Let’s dive into the dry ingredients and preparation process to get you on your way to scone perfection.

Dry Ingredients: The Foundation of Fluffy Scones

Before we start mixing, let’s gather all the dry ingredients you’ll need:

Flour Mixture: Begin by whisking together your flour mixture in a medium bowl. This ensures that the dry ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the dough, resulting in a tender scone.

Baking Powder:This leavening agent is essential for achieving a light and fluffy texture in your scones.

Salt:A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and balances out the sweetness.

Once you’ve gathered your dry ingredients, it’s time to move on to the next step in the recipe.

triple berry scone panera recipe

Mixing the Dough: From Dry to Shaggy

Now that your dry ingredients are ready, it’s time to bring the dough together. Here’s what you’ll need:

Cold Butter: For the best results, use frozen butter grated using a box grater or a cheese grater. Keeping the butter cold ensures a flaky texture in your scones.

Pastry Cutter or Food Processor: You can either use a pastry cutter or a food processor to cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. This step is crucial for achieving a tender scone.

Fresh Berries: You can use fresh berries, dried berries, or a combination of both. Just make sure the fresh berries are washed and dried before adding them to the dough. The burst of fruity flavor in every bite is what makes these scones irresistible.

Raspberry Chips: For that authentic Panera Triple Berry Scone taste, feel free to add 1/2 cup raspberry flavored white chocolate baking pieces. (or just plain white chocolate if raspberry flavor isn’t available) 

Once you’ve incorporated the butter and berries into the flour mixture, it’s time to add the wet ingredients.

triple berry scone panera recipe

Adding the Wet Ingredients: Bringing It All Together

To bind the dry ingredients together and add moisture to the dough, you’ll need the following wet ingredients:

Heavy Cream: This rich ingredient adds a luxurious texture to the scones, resulting in a tender crumb.

Sour Cream: Adding sour cream to the dough contributes to its moistness and adds a subtle tangy flavor.

Lemon Juice and Orange Zest: For a bright and citrusy flavor profile, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated orange zest to the dough.

Once you’ve combined the wet and dry ingredients, gently mix until a shaggy dough forms. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to tough scones.

triple berry scone panera recipe

Shaping and Baking: Bringing Your Scones to Life

With your dough ready, it’s time to shape and bake your scones to golden perfection. Here’s how:

Forming the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Use a bench scraper to help shape the dough if needed.

Sugar the Tops:Adding coarse sugar to the tops of the scones adds a delightful crunch to each bite!

Cutting the Scones: Flatten the dough into a circle and use a sharp knife to cut it into wedges or use a cookie cutter for round scones. Place the scones on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one to allow for rising.

Baking: Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature and bake the scones for 13-15 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and puffed up. Once baked, transfer them to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

triple berry scone panera recipe

triple berry scone panera recipe

Panera Copycat Recipe for Berry Scones

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Panera's famous berry scones right from the comfort of your own kitchen. These tender scones bursting with fresh berries are the perfect treat for breakfast or brunch.
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Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutter or food processor
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Bench scraper or sharp knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries (or dried) such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry flavored baking chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or a food processor, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gently fold in the mixed berries until evenly distributed in the flour mixture.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, sour cream, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  • Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Use a bench scraper or a sharp knife to cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  • Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra cream for a golden finish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Allow the scones to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely

Notes

For best results, use cold butter and handle the dough as little as possible to ensure tender scones.
Feel free to customize the berry combination according to your preference.
These scones are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

triple berry scone panera recipe

 Enjoy Making This Triple Berry Scone Panera Recipe

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Whether you’re hosting a brunch, enjoying a leisurely tea time, or treating yourself on Mother’s Day, these Triple Berry Scones are sure to be a hit. Serve them warm with a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of lemon glaze for the perfect finishing touch. And if you have any leftovers (which is unlikely!), store them in an airtight container for next time.

triple berry scone panera recipe

With this copycat Panera recipe, you can enjoy the deliciousness of freshly baked scones right in the comfort of your own home. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and get ready to bake up the perfect batch of fluffy, fruity scones that will have everyone asking for more.

 

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