Hawaii Mom Blog: Make This! Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones!




June 17, 2014

Make This! Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones!

This Father's Day, my husband had one request. Blueberry cream cheese scones from Diamond Head Market & Grill.  Being that we live exactly 23.7 miles (read one hour in Hawaii traffic) away from the popular spot, I let out an exasperated sigh.  His reaction? He changed his request to homemade blueberry cream cheese scones. My reaction?  Let's just say it wouldn't make it to print. 

Luckily, I love to bake, I love scones, and I don't hate my husband. The night before, I googled blueberry cream cheese scones and hit the jackpot when up popped a recipe from a baking blog called All That's Left Are The Crumbs.  Can you believe she also loves the same blueberry scones from Diamond Head Market and Grill? Her recipe is modeled after one by Betty Shimabukuro. 

First, cut 1/3 cup butter into 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup cake flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 t baking powder, and 1/4 t salt until it is crumbly. 

I think this is what she meant by crumbly.  *crossing fingers*

In another bowl, whisk together 3 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1/3 cup of milk. Note that coffee cup is a great motivator for requests like these. I suggest you get one for yourself. 

Whisk mixture with one egg. 

Combine the two so you will get a dough.


This part was the trickiest and most time consuming. You're going to place 1/2 cup of blueberries and 2 ounces of cream cheese pieces into the dough.

My dough made 9 hand formed scones. At this point I tucked in extra berries and cream cheese if I felt they were lacking.  

Bake on parchment paper at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until you get that golden brown color. 

Make the glaze: combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 1/4 cup hot water. 

Glaze the scones right out of the oven. 

I've only made scones once before and these were so amazing and incredibly easy.  Props to All That's Left Are The Crumbs for the awesome tips! Definitely a family favorite and made for a great Father's Day feast! 


  1. All i can say is where's my share of the scones:)? haha. And those kids are THE cutest!!! oh, and the scones look fabulous, too:)!

  2. I'm gonna make some for you! Mike will deliver :D

  3. These scones are AMAZING!!! The kicker is the chunks of cream cheese. So yummy, fluffy and soft. This will be my go-to scone recipe. Not hard or crumbly at all. I'm in scone heaven! Thank you soooooo much for posting.
    Fellow Hawaii Scone Lover

    1. So great to hear! Glad you love them as much as I do!

  4. So great to hear!!! Glad you love them as much as I do!

  5. I made these and they turned out great!! I don't bake but this was easy. Thanks for the recipe and pictures.

    1. Yay! I love this recipe as well. You're welcome and thanks for visiting!!!

  6. I was craving these like crazy when I was pregnant. The problem is that I live in Australia! I was even considering taking a week off work to go the Hawaii just to eat them.
    You can imagine how happy I was when I found your recipe! Cravings very satisfied ��
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. I did make this recipe once and while others loved it it still is not the same as Diamond head Market and grills, I think what it needs is the right kind of flour which no one has found out because I believe they use unbleached cause the color of there scones are not white like shown in the picture. Makes me wonder if they import the white lily unbleached flour


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