Cranberry Orange Scones
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 10 teaspoons sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup cold butter
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- GLAZE (optional):
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- ORANGE BUTTER:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.
- On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8-in. circle. Cut into 10 wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.
- Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients; serve with warm scones.
Nutrition Facts1 scone: 331 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jul 28, 2020
Easy and fast. I just whipped these together this morning for my hubby. They came out perfect! No substitutions. Made exactly as written. Made the glaze too but not the butter.
May 16, 2020
Delicious! I made the glaze, but not the butter. Followed directions for scones exactly.
May 1, 2020
These came out great and my family loved them! The only problem I had was not enough orange flavor, but maybe my oranges were too sweet.
Apr 26, 2020
Wow! The scones were delicious, the recipe easy to follow. One thing I did different was befor baking, I put the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, than cut into slices and baked. The scones came out perfect. Loved the taste of orange and cranberry.
Mar 13, 2020
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Sep 28, 2019
I love the flavor of these but the dough was very wet and they didn’t rise very well the first time I made them. The next time I added a little more flour and they did better.
Mar 18, 2019
I chose this recipe for a Quick Breads class my chef husband will be teaching for our culinary classes through our county rec. center. Before we present the classes, we always try to do a test run. Needless to say this recipe was such a hit! I always had in my mind scones were hard to make but after trying these I know better! The cranberry orange flavor hit the palate so nicely! I am for certain, this recipe is going to be a hit with our students on Saturday! I love Taste of Home recipes! My favorite go to site for recipe research!
Feb 8, 2019
I used fresh squeezed orange juice and swapped the half-and-half for buttermilk. I also used sugar sprinkles instead of granulated sugar. They came out amazing! This is my new go to recipe
Jan 12, 2019
I think the flour amount is incorrect. It is too wet using 2 cups.
Feb 8, 2018
Absolutely delicious, also added a few frozen thawed cranberries ??