These easy Peach Pie Scones taste just like peach pie! Peaches ’n Cream Scones are the perfect summer breakfast or summer brunch recipe! With their sweet vanilla glaze, these peach cream scones taste like they have a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Guys, these Peach Pie Scones are one of my favorite summer dessert recipes! These start with the best basic scone dough recipe and are filled with fresh peaches and topped with a vanilla glaze!
Perhaps one of the best peach desserts I’ve ever had.
I’m going to give it to you straight: these scones taste like peach pie with vanilla ice cream on top.
They’re pretty much summer in a scone.
I’m telling you, one of these + iced coffee = summer overload–and it’s not even summer yet! Could it get any better?
Yes, yes it could. If you wanted to go completely over-the-top and indulge, top it with some strawberry ice cream. Or, pair it with some Peach Cinnamon Rolls.
I mean, with all the fruit floating around between the two, you could totally get away with it for breakfast.
Can I get an amen?
For those of you who are new around these parts, I have a real thing for scones. I’m partial to their texture, sweetness, and overall taste.
It’s probably because I’m a biscuit person (I would do just about anything for a biscuit and jam), but that’s a story for another day.
Now, I know scones have a reputation for being notoriously dry, and often have a small resemblance to sand, which is not an appealing characteristic. Even though I love scones (perhaps more than most people), dry scones are not my cup of tea.
In fact, they probably should be drenched in tea in order to be palatable.
So, rest assured, these peach pie scones are anything but dry!
These little peach scones are packed with sour cream and heavy cream to make them plenty light and fluffy, and uber moist (I apologize to any of you who hate that word, but there really isn’t any adjective better fitting).
You’re going to love these!
This Peach Scones recipe tastes amazing both warm and cold! It’s kind of like either warm peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or chilled peach pie with vanilla whipped cream. Basically, these peach pie scones rock!
The other thing to keep in mind here is that the sweetness of the scones is extremely dependent upon how sweet your peaches are.
I prefer to use fresh peaches, because I can control the amount of liquid that goes into the scones; however, make sure you are using flavorful, sweet, fresh peaches.
If your peaches are mealy or are not super flavorful, your scones will lack flavor and taste. If you want a few more tips on how to pick perfect peaches, I give a few more helpful hints in my No Bake Peach Cream Pie Recipe post.
Here is the peach pie scones ingredients list:
- sour cream
- heavy cream
- flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt (typical pantry staples)
- vanilla extract
Peach Scones Tips & Tricks:
- You use both sour cream and heavy cream to make these peach scones extra flaky. If needed, you can use all sour cream or all heavy cream if you don’t have both of them on hand.
- Fresh peaches are key in this recipe, because canned peaches or frozen peaches are extra juicy. However, if you are making peach scones with canned or frozen peaches, make sure to drain them and dry them off very well. If the scone dough feels too sticky when you turn it out, add a little more flour until you can work with it.
- I like to top these with a vanilla glaze, however you can leave them plain if you prefer.
They’re just peachy.
- 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh peaches, diced
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once combined, cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Whisk together heavy cream, sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the peaches, and mix until just combined.
- On a well-floured surface, turn out the scone dough and pat into a small disk that's about a 1/2" thick. Cut into 6-8 slices, and transfer to the baking sheet. Brush each scone with just a bit of heavy cream.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or just until golden brown. Allow to cool.
- Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp of heavy cream. If the glaze is too thick, continue adding in heavy cream, one 1 Tbsp at a time, until it has reached the desired consistency. Pour over warm scones and enjoy!
Check out my other favorite scone recipes:
Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Those scones look perfect! I’m with you in loving scones, they are my favourite treat for breakfast – never made a peach one though, so that definitely needs to change!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
I have always wanted to make scones, but now I doubt I can make anything as beautiful as yours! Cannot wait for peach season 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I think these might just be my favorite scones, Michelle! Peach pie and cobbler is my absolute favorite, so I can only imagine how good these must be. Love that glaze on top, too!
Thanks, Gayle! 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Just gorgeous! These would be totally amazing with some strawberry ice cream! Pinned 🙂
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I’m not going to lie, these are calling my name. They look to die for good.
Thanks so much, Kathy!
These are definitely something I’d enjoy, I’ll have to make up a batch!
Love a good scone. These look delicious
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Those look like the perfect breakfast!
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
Peach pie in a breakfast food? I’m all for that! Great summery flavor 🙂
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
Oh how I wish I had one of these beauties to eat right this second! Seriously making these the next time I get my hands on some fresh peaches!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Thee scones are gorgeous, Michelle! I love the peach and vanilla combo! They look perfect for breakfast!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
This is such a gorgeous summer twist on scones! I LOVE all the fresh, juicy peaches you packed into these and oh my that glaze! I could probably eat it with a spoon. 😉 These are absolutely stunning, Michelle!
I might have had a spoonful or two… Haha, thanks, Sarah!
Maegan @thebakermama says
These look amazing! As soon as our peach stand opens, I’ll be baking these. Summerlicious!
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
I have a huge thing for scones too! I went through a phase of making them all.the.time, but now I come to think of it, it’s been quite a while! These are making me seriously crave them though!
Thanks, Annie! 🙂 I just can’t get enough of scones!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
There is nothing worse than dry scones, and I swear I’d never actually tasted good, moist scones until I made my own! These look amazing, and I love the peaches in there!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
These may be the best scones I’ve ever seen! Love peach pie so these are bound to be awesome 🙂
Made the peach scones this weekend for my Sunday school class. They were so delicious and a huge hit! I will definitely be saving this recipe for years to come! My only issue was my glaze did not turn out like yours. It was very dark and runny. It still added great flavor to the scones, but made them a little less picture perfect. I think I’ll do a higher sugar to vanilla ratio next time.
Hi, Traci! I am so glad they turned out all right for you! I’m sorry the glaze was runny, but I agree with you, I think more powdered sugar would do the trick to thicken it up! 🙂
I am baking these as we speak. Mine turned out too wet though. This is my first time making scones. Any thoughts to what I might have done wrong? Could my butter have gotten to warm before I mixed it in? Or maybe was my peach too juicy? The other ingredients were all measured to the correct amounts. Hopefully they will still turn out yummy.
Hi, Andi! The wet dough very well could be from an extra juicy peach! Two things to help counteract that: 1. Use a paper towel to pat down your peaches in order to remove any excess liquid. 2. When you’re ready to turn the dough out, flour your counter well, and sprinkle more flour over your dough as you form it into a circle. Hope this helps 🙂
Thank you. As an update, even though the dough was wet they turned out delicious. I just wasn’t able to cut them until they were done cooking and maybe they were a little more moist than a normal scone but still very yummy.
My best friend made these peach scones for me for my birthday because I also just LOVE scones! I thought I was gonna die! These were by far the best scones I’ve ever had! They were as perfect as a scone could be so thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’ve printed out the recipes for the other scones you show. I can’t wait to make them!
These were wonderful!!! I would add more peaches next time, but the vanilla made them o-so-heavenly!
these look fabulous! Did you peel the peaches first?
Thank you! I did not peel them, but you definitely could if you want to 🙂
WOW! These scones are fantastic! Some people I know in my family are cutting carbs. Is there a type of gluten-free flour that I could substitute? And if so, do you think the rest of the recipe would have to be altered? Thank you so much for the help!
And regardless of whether or not I can make this work gluten free, this recipe is a keeper!
Hi Whitney! I’m so glad you loved these! You know, I have never worked with gluten-free flour, so I have no idea how to substitute, but this article might be helpful: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/810576/how-to-convert-a-recipe-to-gluten-free 🙂
I just made these and already ate 2?? they are so light and fluffy and it being my first time making scones, made me feel like a successful baker. Eastern peaches are just coming in right now…perfect!
amy m says
Thanks for this recipe! I’ve never made scones before and was a little skeptical when my dough seemed very wet. But these turned out AMAZING! I can’t wait to try other variations.
Would they turn out ok with using canned peaches?
Hi Heidi! I’ve never made them with canned peaches so I’m not 100% sure, but I have a feeling canned peaches are too wet and will make the scone dough hard to work with.
These just came out of the oven… Delish! I made a few small changes. I replaced 1 cup of flour with whole wheat flour and added 1/3 cup pecan pieces. The texture was still perfect and the taste delicious. I also opted to just top with sanding sugar. I will do the glaze next time. The dough (appropriately) isn’t very sweet and I think the glaze would make it just right. Oh – and I ended up adding about an extra TB of cream to the dough, which seemed to dry. However, once I added the peaches it was just a tad too wet. So – my suggestion is to follow the recipe and trust it will come out :-). That said, I loved the pecans in there.
Oh my word!! I sent this recipe to a friend for her to make, she made them and oh boy the best scone I’ve ever tasted!! I’m a scone a holic, lol. Thank you for this recipe!!
I am so glad, Pam!! I am a scone a holic as well–I can never get enough! Thank you!
These were fantastic! My granddaughter and I are having a little tea party in the morning, so we baked these together. What a treat!
I used thawed frozen peaches from our tree, though I might chop them up and leave them frozen next time, as they were pretty liquidy after I defrosted them.
(The only recipe problem I encountered, as someone else mentioned, was the glaze. It looks white in the photos, but mine turned out way too strong-flavored and dark as caramel. I wondered if maybe 1 Tbsp. vanilla for just 1/2 cup powdered sugar was a typo? Anyway, I ended up starting over using just 1 tsp. vanilla, and it was perfect!)
I T vanilla sounded like a lot to me too. 1 tsp worked fine!
Kim McKee says
I loved this recipe! I have made scones before and these were among the best. I didn’t believe you meant to use a whole Tablespoon of vanilla in the glaze, so I used only a teaspoon. It still came out a bit murky in color and too runny, but there’s no harm in adding more cream to anything!