Honey Cinnamon Cherry Scones

Donna-Marie Ryan’s Honey Cinnamon Cherry Scones entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon sparkling sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in a food processor.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add to the dry ingredients. Pulse until the butter is pea size. Do not over mix at this stage (the dough will lump up).
  • Slowly add the buttermilk and Sue Bee® honey and pulse only to combine. Then add in the cinnamon chips and cherries and pulse 2-3 times.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface to pull it together and pat into an 8-inch lined baking dish.
  • Flip out of the dish and divide into 8 equal pieces. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • Cut pieces in half, forming triangles.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until golden and done.
Sue Bee Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Sue Bee® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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