Cranberry And Orange Scones Recipe

Cranberry And Orange Scones Recipe

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary symphony with our exquisite Cranberry and Orange Scones, where the tartness of dried cranberries harmoniously mingles with the vibrant citrus zest of oranges. This delectable recipe promises a delightful burst of flavor in every bite, elevating the traditional scone experience to new heights.

Ingredients for Culinary Excellence:

Begin with 2 cups of all-purpose flour, introducing a balanced sweetness with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. A tablespoon of baking powder ensures the perfect rise, while a hint of salt enhances the overall flavor profile. Incorporate 1/2 cup of cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, creating a crumbly texture that encapsulates the essence of classic scones. Elevate the taste with 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and the zest of a whole orange, infusing the dough with a symphony of fruity notes.

Crafting the Perfect Dough:

In a culinary ballet, blend the dry and wet ingredients. Gently work the cold butter into the flour mixture, creating a texture reminiscent of fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest, bringing forth a visual and aromatic masterpiece. Combine 2/3 cup of milk with a teaspoon of vanilla extract, introducing a subtle richness to the dough. Handle the mixture with care, ensuring a delicate balance that avoids overmixing, leading to scones with a tender crumb.

Baking Brilliance and Glaze Grandeur:

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) as you shape the dough into a 1-inch thick circle. Employ a round biscuit cutter to fashion the scones, placing them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the golden summits hint at the scrumptious delights within. As the scones embrace a golden hue, prepare a luscious glaze by whisking 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice. Drizzle this citrus-kissed glaze over the warm scones, allowing it to set and crown your creations with a glossy finish.

A Symphony of Flavors:

The result is an orchestration of flavors – the tangy cranberries complemented by the zesty orange, all enveloped in a buttery, crumbly embrace. These Cranberry and Orange Scones are not just a treat for the palate but a visual spectacle, perfect for elevating breakfasts, brunches, or teatime gatherings. Share the joy of exquisite baking with those you cherish, and savor the culinary masterpiece that is our Cranberry and Orange Scones.

Cranberry And Orange Scones Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Zest of one orange
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the dried cranberries and orange zest.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Gently mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can make the scones dense.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  8. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut out scones and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.
  10. Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack before serving.