Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones

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Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones. Delicious old school rich scones loaded with sultanas. A true war time classic that is perfect for frugal families on a budget or those that just love a Best Of British Fruit Scone.

Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones
Rich Fruit Scones

You might call them scones, fruit scones, rich scones or like us Yorkshire folk rich fruit scones.

Whatever name you give to them, they are one of the best British sweet treats and a favourite of mine for many, many years.

Rich fruit scones have often been associated with the middle and upper class of Britain.

This is because they are one of the most popular items on afternoon tea and are also associated with the pretty British tearooms.

My paternal Grandparents always ate them, and my Grandma always baked them. They were always a stash of them in her cute vintage biscuit tin, for visitors to eat whenever they liked.

You always served your rich fruit scones with a little butter and sometimes with cream and jam. I was always boring and as you can see I am a butter girl:

Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones

Well after my Grandma had died, my Grandad and I still needed our rich fruit scones fix and would often be found on a weekday afternoon having scones and tea.

Kyle was a baby then and would get excited if some of the scone made its way into his pushchair.

He still loves them now.

Sadly, because Dominic doesn’t like rich fruit scones, I rarely bake them. Nowadays when I make scones it will be a savoury recipe and will be loaded with cheese and used as dumplings for our beef stew.

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But for one afternoon only, we are heading back to our Yorkshire childhood roots for some delicious rich fruit scones.

Rich Fruit Scones In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones

Rich fruit scones are one of those British baking trends that will live on for many, many more years.

More and more generations will fall in love with these classic scones. Probably because not only do they taste amazing, but they are so easy to make.

To make rich fruit scones you simply rub the fat into the sugar, mix in the rest of the ingredients, then add a little bit of milk to make a dough.

That is literally it! In American terms it would probably be referred to as mixing the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Once you have made our rich fruit scones and then cooked them in the air fryer you will see what all the fuss is about, and I am sure I will have turned you into a rich fruit scones addict!

Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones

Easy and quick air fryer rich fruit scones. Loaded with sultanas and so simple you will want to make these with the little people in your life.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 370kcal



  • Place the flour and butter into a mixing bowl and rub the fat into the flour.
  • Add the sultanas.
  • Add the caster sugar.
  • Crack the egg into the mixture and using a fork mix well until nearly combined.
  • Add milk a little at a time until it makes a smooth scone dough.
  • Make the dough into scone shapes.
  • Place in the air fryer inside the grill pan and cook at 180c/360f for 8 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


I found that the rich fruit scones dough made enough for 4 medium scones. We find the way to make the least amount of mess baking in the air fryer is to either use a baking mat that fits onto your air fryer basket or to get an air fryer grill pan.
They’re both mentioned in our air fryer accessories guide if you wanted to find out more. You can also reserve a little milk to coat the tops and sides of the rich fruit scones to give them that golden glow.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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Air Fryer Rich Fruit Scones

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