Michigan Cherry Vanilla Bean Scones

I had to create something from the amazing swag I received at Taste of Michigan.  But what?   I decided to use the Indian Vanilla Beans, and the Tahitian Vanilla extract that Beanilla, a Michigan company so graciously gave us.

I made Michigan Cherry Vanilla Bean Scones.  I know. I know.  I’m a scone head.  I love me a nice scone and a cup-a-joe.

If you bake, even just once a year, please know this really good vanilla will make all the difference in your product.  Real vanilla extract, fragrant, rich, dark beautiful vanilla.  Vanilla is an ingredient that should not be taken for granted!

Can you see the tiny flecks of vanilla bean through out the scone.  Luverly little scone wouldn’t you say?  I achieved this by steeping the vanilla bean in hot half and half, then scraping the vanilla paste out of the bean, and putting it back into the warm milk.  Then I made a buttery glaze and added  a generous amount of  Tahitian Vanilla.  Tahitian Vanilla boasts flavors of caramel, anise, and cherry-chocolate so it paired perfectly with the dried cherries and the richness of the cream cheese in the scone.  Voila!  Scone perfection…..if I do say so myself!



Thank you Beanilla!  I love your vanilla products!


What are you all up to this weekend?  Are there any scones in your plans?  Yard work? Soccer games?  Bedroom painting?  I’d love to hear what you are up to!


Have a good one! Luvya, Sheila

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  1. 1

    You amaze me. Inspire me. Even if I’ve been silently stalking you. 😉
    I’ll be making these tomorrow for breakfast – the only thing I don’t have in the house is the vanilla bean. It will prepare me for a day of football. Our oldest has his first playoff game of the season tomorrow, and then we’ll be watching Boise State Football.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

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    • 1.1
      Sheila :

      Oh a day of football, what could be better? I bet if you added vanilla extract to the milk, it would be yummy too! They are super moist. I hope you make them and enjoy! Have a great weekend, and as always thanks for stalking ; D

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    Oh my goodness – my mom LOVES scones!!! I’m going to save this for a special occasion. 🙂
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    Beautiful! Love the specks!
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    I go through so much vanilla. LOVE. And these scones are seriously tempting me. They look delish!
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      Sheila :

      Scones are a weakness of mine….that and pie. Why can’t running marathons be my weakness….sheesh! thanks for stopping by, Sheila

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    I adore scones but I’ve never made them with cream cheese. My recipe has sour cream, and I can’t wait to try yours. Totally agree about the importance of good vanilla. My pantry is filled with vanillas. It’s a bit of an addiction: I have double strength from Penzey’s and my fave is vanilla bean paste. The kids know not to use it without asking. It’s as expensive as caviar!

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    I’ve always thought scones were on the dry side (which is why I’m not a huge fan) but yours look incredibly moist and tender. I think I need to try your recipe and rethink the whole scone thing.

    • 6.1
      Sheila :

      Renee, I can’t stand a crumbly scone either! Mine are definitely moist and tender. Just like a sweet biscuit! I hope you give them a try. Thanks for stopping in ; D