Citrus Scones

I have had been enjoying some amazing Meyer lemons from my neighbors, which has been amazing! And then we were in Palm Springs a couple weeks ago, and we went to Whole Foods and they had the most amazing mandarins with leaves!

I am obsessed with fruit with leaves for photographing, they just look so cute! So of course I bought a bunch of them, just because I wanted to take photos of them! I actually added my Mandarin Greeting Cards into my shop too.

mandarin photography

Funny story about being at Whole Foods in Palm Springs. We were doing our shopping like normal and when we walked out of the automatic doors the sky was really dark grey. There were people standing all around the exit, all holding their phones up filming something. We look into the parking lot and there is a car just on fire! Not only that, but it caught the car next to it, and the car in front of it on fire too.

Delaney said did anyone call the fire department, and the guy to our left filming with his phone chimed in and he said I did, I called them! And went straight back to filming. I was more concerned if any dogs were in the cars, did anyone even check? The whole scene reminded me of that Dane Cook bit where he’s talking about how people get off on the drama of an accident. It’s hilarious, listen to it here. This guy over here was like – I was in my kitchen, shoes, fuck shoes. Except, he was waiting for the Fire Department, and he was like I was in Whole Foods, and then I called you!

But Delaney and I are not into that shit, we were immediately thinking we need to get the hell out of here. As soon as I could tell there were no dogs in any of the cars, we booked it to our car that was just one row over. I couldn’t fathom why people wanted to stand around and watch this shit, let alone film it with their phones! Someone’s poor car was on fire, actually three peoples poor cars were on fire. And after they had shopped at Whole Foods they’d have a rude awakening to figure it out. Luckily the fire trucks showed up right as we were pulling out. But it’s just so weird how many people wanted to stand around, watch, and film this. What would you have done?

Now that you’ve heard my crazy Whole Foods story, back to the recipe. Because I went home with this amazing bag of mandarins, and I still had a couple Meyer lemons, I decided to make these amazing Citrus Scones!

citrus scones
citrus scones

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

citrus scones
citrus scones
citrus scones

Citrus Scones

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



A mix of orange, lemon, and mandarin – these Citrus Scones will brighten up any morning!


  • Dough
  • 284 grams (2 1/4 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, cold

  • 1 organic large egg

  • 3/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon flavor

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic orange flavor

  • zest of 1 organic lemon

  • zest of 1 organic mandarin

  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons organic heavy whipping cream

  • Glaze
  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon organic mandarin juice


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and sea salt. Mix on low to for 2 to 3 rotations to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Using a large grater, grate the butter and add to the flour mixture. Don’t mix yet. Add the egg, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, lemon flavor, orange flavor, lemon zest, and mandarin zest and mix on low to combine. You’ll have to scrape the bowl to help combine the dry ingredients, and I find it’s easier to finish combining with your hands.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into a round disk that is about 7-inches in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 6 triangle pieces like a pie. Separate the pieces so they are spaced evenly apart.
  • In a small dish, add the 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream for the topping. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones to coat completely.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and mandarin juice. Whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Using a knife or spatula, slather the glaze on top of each scone.
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 days.


  • Gluten Free — Replace the all purpose flour with 310 grams (2 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms.

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