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Cranberry Orange Scones

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

10 scones

Moist and scrumptious, these scones come out perfect every time. I savor the chewy dried cranberries and sweet orange glaze. There's nothing better than serving these remarkable scones warm with the delicate orange butter. —Karen McBride, Indianapolis, Indiana
Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.
  4. Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients; serve with warm scones.

Nutrition Facts

1 scone: 331 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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