Freezing and re-heating scones

Can you freeze scones?

Yes, scones freeze well.

Let them cool before freezing.

Place in a re-sealable bag or airtight container to protect from freezer burn (a sheet of waxed or parchment paper between them isn’t a bad idea to keep them from sticking to one another).

Use them within 3 months.

Leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for 2-3 hours before serving.

What’s the best way to re-heat scones?

If you want to eat them warm place in an oven preheated to 150c/300F for 5 to 10 minutes.

You can also reheat them in a microwave if you prefer. Once defrosted put them in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds on high.

See also: How to make the perfect Devonshire scone and the Shelf life of cream and scones.


  • Hello. I am going to make your scones as they look delicious. Do you just half the ingredients for making 10 scones? I live in Perth Australia and from Bristol originally. You are doing a great job and thank you for the recipe. Cheers from Georgie.

    Georgie on

  • Can you freeze scones if I have already filled with jam and fresh cream. Thanks

    Mrs christine Linley on

  • Brilliant. Told me everything I needed to know. Thanks.

    Sandra on

  • Please can I freeze buttered scones?

    Margaret Ward on

  • A very succinct and helpful article! I’m making extra scones for the royal wedding for friends so this is just the advice I needed. Thank you.

    Maria Maguire on

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