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Citrus Scones

My family enjoys these tender scones fresh from the oven with cream cheese. The recipe makes enough to include the scones on a brunch buffet.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 scones


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Combine the remaining ingredients; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead gently 5-6 times. Gently pat into two 8-in. circles; transfer to two greased 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Cut each circle into eight wedges but do not separate. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 275 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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