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Orange Cranberry Scones

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Orange Cranberry Scones


This season I have been in the mood for all things cranberry. So don’t be surprised if you see more recipes this winter.

For Thanksgiving this year, we tried Janelle’s stuffing with apples and cranberries and it was really yummy! If you missed it for your feast, make it for Christmas dinner or just for Tuesday dinner. It was delicious. And I put it on a turkey sandwich the next day and it might have been the best turkey sandwich I’ve ever had.

We also had our favorite Celebration Punch and we made some of my friend Danelle’s amazingly delicious Cranberry Butter.  All were fantastic. And you’d think that all of those things would have satisfied my craving for cranberries. Alas, it only made me want more.

So, here is the first that I have to share with you this season. These scones turned out great. As with most scones, my family devoured them. I had a couple that were digging out the cranberries (as can only be expected from my family) but the overall consensus was that they were definitely to be repeated.


Yield: 8 scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

for the glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
Using two knives or your hands, mix the cold, cubed butter into the flour mixture until the butter is mixed in to make a crumbly dough.
In separate small bowl, combine half and half with eggs.
Add wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the cranberries.
Place on a lightly floured surface and shape into a disk about 8-9 inches in diameter. The dough will be rather sticky, and you can add a bit of flour but no more than a few tablespoons since it will take away from the moistness of the scones.
Using a pizza cutter, cut into 8 equal size pieces and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or baking stone.
Bake for 15-17 minutes.
Prepare the glaze by whisking together the orange juice and powdered sugar.
Drizzle over the scones as they come out of the oven.

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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Holy Frack! These scones were amazing! I only had fresh blueberries because it's July but these were sensational! Super moist and sweet because some scone recipes have only a whisper of sugar. I cut the scones in half lengthwise before I baked them and put blueberry jam inside and made these everything in my life. Honestly make these.


Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Sofia, I'm so glad they turned out for you! The blueberries sound fantastic, I might even do that tomorrow with the blueberries I've got in the fridge. Thanks!

Eliz Frank

Monday 8th of December 2014

I love making scones and the orange cranberry is one of my favorites too. Yummy.

Terri Ramsey Beavers

Thursday 4th of December 2014

Thanks so much for sharing these and the recipes. I love scones so much that I have a board just for scones on Pinterest. Of course I just added your recipe to it :).

vidya sudarsan

Thursday 4th of December 2014

Looks so yummy! I end up buying this all the time.. I'm going to try to make them using your recipe :) I love this combination - oranges and cranberries together..

Stephanie Keeping

Thursday 4th of December 2014

This sounds amazing! My husband would love it.

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