Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

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Enjoy Orange Cranberry Scones with a warm cup of tea in the morning or afternoon. This was the first scone recipe I ever made. The chopped cranberries and orange zest give them a wonderful warm flavor of Christmas. 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Orange Cranberry Scones

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • grated orange zest
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • butter
  • whole cranberries, chopped
  • orange juice
  • whole milk
  • large egg

To Make the Glaze:

  • powdered sugar
  • orange juice

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand. Using a food processor, chop the cranberries into small pieces. Zest an orange.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, orange zest, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda.

Sometimes it’s just easier to use your fingers.

Using a blending fork or your fingers, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Add chopped cranberries, orange juice, whole milk, and one large egg.

Knead 6-8 times on a floured surface. Pat out and cut out rounds of dough using a biscuit cutter for more traditional shaped scones.

Orange Cranberry Scones using a scone pan

Another option is to pat the dough into a circle and cut it into 8 wedges. Place scones in a scone pan that has been sprayed with baking spray. 

If you don’t have a scone pan, you may use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, or even a round cake pan. Make sure the scones do not touch each other on the pan.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Prepare the Glaze:

While the scones are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over warm scones.

This recipe will make 8 scones. Perfect for a holiday tea party. 

See more Scone Recipes Here.  View more Tea Party Ideas Here.  Browse more Holiday Baking Ideas Here. 

Recipe for Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

Enjoy Orange Cranberry Scones with a warm cup of tea in the morning or afternoon. This was the first scone recipe I ever made. The chopped cranberries and orange zest give them a wonderful warm flavor of Christmas.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Cranberries, Holiday Baking, Orange Juice, Tea Party
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Cuisinart Food Processor
Grater/Zester
Scone Pan
Tiered Serving Stand

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole cranberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand. Using a food processor, chop the cranberries into small pieces. Zest an orange.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, orange zest, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda.
  • Using a blending fork or your fingers, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Add chopped cranberries, orange juice, whole milk, and one large egg.
  • Knead 6-8 times on a floured surface. Pat out and using a biscuit cutter, cut into 12 circles. Or if you opt to use a scone pan, cut into 8 triangular wedges.
  • Place scones in a scone pan that has been sprayed with baking spray or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Prepare the Glaze:

  • While the scones are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and orange juice. Drizzle over warm scones.
  • Makes 8 triangular scones or 12-15 round scones.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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