Jerte Picota Cherry Scones

Recipe and image c/o Picota Cherries.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea. Are you a fan of afternoon tea and looking for a new Summer scone recipe to try? Today I am sharing how to make these Jerte Picota Cherry Scones from Picota Cherries.

Summer is just around the corner, which also means the Jerte Picota cherry season is very close! Try this delicious scone recipe using Jerte Picota cherries, perfect for entertaining guests in the afternoon sun or on a rainy day.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea

This recipe makes 10 scones.

How To Make Jerte Picota Cherry Scones:


  • 450g self -raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g cold butter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 284 ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g Jerte Picota cherries, pitted and chopped
  • clotted cream and cherry jam, to serve
Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Place the flour, pinch of salt, bicarbonate of soda and butter into a bowl and rub in with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then mix in the sugar.
  3. Next, mix in the buttermilk, milk, vanilla extract and Jerte Picota cherries until you create a soft dough. Then press out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 3cm thick and cut out with 5cm cutters.
  4. Finally, transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet and brush over the dough shapes with a splash of milk. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and well risen.
  5. Serve with clotted cream and cherry jam.
  6. Enjoy their taste for a sweet summer!
Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea:

Perfect for afternoon tea in the garden.

Recipe and image c/o Picota Cherries: Photography: John Holdship Recipe: Dialogue Agency.

So what do you think?

About Jerte Picota P.D.O.

The Jerte Picota P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) status certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley in Spain, which lies South-West of Madrid in the Cáceres region.

The Jerte Picota is not only unique from its P.D.O. status but also from its stalkless harvest and its shape, which has a slight peak to the base, hence the word ‘Picota’ means ‘peaked’.

Jerte Picota Cherries are still harvested by hand. The cherry will naturally come away from the stalk when it is ripe, which is why they are sold without a stalk and are only harvested at exactly the right time. They are 100% natural and are only available for six weeks per year, but their sweet taste is worth the wait.

What do you think of this Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea recipe? Do you also fancy making some?

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Claire Justine
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  1. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    7th June 2017 / 7:32 am

    These look delicious. I've been thinking of doing an afternoon tea at home so these are perfect

  2. Cardiff Mummy Says
    7th June 2017 / 10:26 am

    Oooh, these look so lovely. I would never have thought to have put cherries in scones, I usually do raisins, but that's a great idea. x

  3. Newcastle Family Life
    7th June 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love cherry scones, I used to get them all the time from my uncle's bakery when I was younger. These look and sound delicious xx

  4. ana de jesus
    7th June 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I love scones especially in the summer and these look great, especially since they are cherry. Yum xx

    • 10th June 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thanks Ana, Cherry ones are my favourites 🙂

  5. Michelle Kellogg
    7th June 2017 / 7:01 pm

    That looks really yummy and I love cherries so this is right up my alley! I will have to try this recipe very soon!

  6. Jayne SMABL
    8th June 2017 / 11:26 am

    I love cherry scones, they are amazing! Perfect Summer time treat 🙂

  7. Evelina
    8th June 2017 / 12:27 pm

    OMG! That looks absolutely delicious! Made my mouth water 🙂

  8. Stella Olojola
    8th June 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I love cherry scones. Had some this morning.

  9. Anonymous
    8th June 2017 / 5:46 pm

    These look tasty. Yes please.

  10. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    8th June 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love scones! These look amazing and cherries are one of my favourite flavours so have pinned to try once I've bought the ingredients

  11. The Charm of Home
    13th June 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Your photos are awesome! This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • 18th June 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Credit to Picota Cherries for the scones 🙂

  12. 5th May 2020 / 2:55 am

    Oh you took me back! I ate Picotas when I lived in Madrid many years ago! We were stationed there with the US Air Force. My son was little and we would eat these precious jewels like crazy. They are the BEST cherries I have ever had in my whole life. Nothing in the US compares.
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

    • 7th May 2020 / 6:44 pm

      Oh wow, how cool to live in Madrid. I love picota cherries.

  13. 7th May 2020 / 5:43 pm

    What a delicious looking scone! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have an awesome week!

    • 7th May 2020 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen 🙂

  14. 8th May 2020 / 1:07 pm

    It’s time I started making scones again – and I do love cherries! Thank you for this recipe 🙂

  15. 11th May 2020 / 4:19 pm

    Lovely scones! Thanks for sharing at Encouraging Hearts and Home!

  16. 16th July 2021 / 9:59 pm

    Fabulous recipe Claire –
    Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Can’t wait to feature you at this week’s party #496. 🙂

    • 18th July 2021 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much for hosting, stopping by and featuring 🙂

  17. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    18th July 2021 / 7:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party last week (I’m running a little late). Hope we see you there again this week!

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