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Cardamom Grapefruit Scones

Mornings are better when they start with these tender, flakey Cardamom Grapefruit Scones filled with fresh grapefruit juice and a hint of cardamom!

Cardamom Grapefruit Scones with Grapefruit Glaze Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

I love baking with citrus this time of year. The bright, fresh flavors (and the smell of the citrus zest!) are just what dreary, winter days need!

Last year I realized how much I had been missing out by not baking with grapefruit very often, so this year I’ve been trying to incorporate fresh grapefruit juice and zest more in my baking. I’ve found myself using it in cakes, cookies, and scones.

Easy Cardamom Grapefruit Scones Recipe

That hasn’t been reflected on the blog, but I’ve been loving grapefruit even more this year. And one of my favorites?

These cardamom grapefruit scones. Last fall I made pumpkin cardamom donuts, and both my husband and I loved the way the cardamom shined through.

So, when digging through the cupboard to figure out what to pair with grapefruit in the scones, I saw the cardamom and thought it would complement the citrus flavor well.

Glazed Cardamom Grapefruit Scones Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It was a perfect match! The warm hint of spice combined with the bright, citrusy grapefruit makes these scones the answer to what your cold, gray mornings need.

The pink color from the grapefruit pulp adds a nice color to the simple grapefruit glaze and makes these delicious scones even more inviting!

Grab one (or two!) to go with your favorite coffee or tea, and start your morning out right!

Cardamom Grapefruit Scones with Grapefruit Glaze Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Cardamom Grapefruit Scones

Yield: 8 scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes


For the Scones

  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp grapefruit zest
  • 1 egg

For the Glaze

  • 3/4 C confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice


Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, grapefruit juice, grapefruit zest, and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead dough 5-6 times until dough comes together.

Gently shape into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 pieces and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until just turning golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Prepare glaze while scones are cooling. Stir together confectioner's sugar and grapefruit juice. Dip tops of scones into glaze or spoon glaze over the top of the scones.

Allow glaze to harden and serve.


I didn't bother straining the grapefruit juice, but if you don't want pulp in your glaze, you will need to strain the juice.

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Cardamom Grapefruit Scones Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction Blog


Friday 7th of January 2022

These are really delicious!


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Oh, these sound perfect, can’t wait to try them! I love the bits of pulp on the glaze too!


Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Three cheers for citrus season! I ALWAYS forget about grapefruit - these scones sound delightful! Love that you used cardamom!


Friday 23rd of February 2018

I am always looking for recipes that use cardamom. I love it! Coupled with another favorite, grapefruit, it looks like this recipe was made for me. Thanks!

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