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Cranberry Scones

“You can use any dried fruit for these tender scones, but my favorite is a mix of dried cranberries and golden raisins,” says Della Dunsieth of New Castle, Pennsylvania. “Don’t overmix or you’ll have a hard, dense scone.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine milk and 2 tablespoons beaten egg; add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in cranberries.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Cut into four wedges. Separate wedges and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 310 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Amba
    Feb 11, 2021

    Made recipe as described yesterday - Delicious! Ingredients make more for 6 portions as we found size to be just a bit filling - Thanks for sharing

  • Zoe
    Jan 13, 2021

    So good! Added more cranberries, more salt, and less sugar to suit my own taste. Also cut the pieces into 1/8ths instead of 1/4s, again personal preference. This is a great foundation for baking scones!

  • Katie
    Nov 17, 2020

    Perfect recipe and directions! Tender and perfect taste and texture. Our bakery wants $1 for scone like this that is much smaller.

  • Nan4631
    May 22, 2020

    Delicious! Just enough sweetness. I added a few blueberries too.

  • RustyStickers
    Apr 10, 2020

    These scones are perfection. They are tender, delicious, melt in your mouth!

  • Jocelynne
    Feb 16, 2020

    My husband loves these scones. Very tender and equally good with cranberries or raisins.

  • Sara
    Aug 7, 2019

    Very good! First time ever making scones, and they worked perfectly!

  • Yoided
    May 19, 2019

    I just made this and they didn’t turned of right. They needed more milk and since you can only knead it for 6-8 times, they were not mixed all the way! Not making it again ???? Cranberry Scones https://preprod.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cranberry-scones/?_cmp=stf Happy Cooking, Your friends from Taste of Home -- For more great recipes and cooking inspiration signup for our newsletters https://bit.ly/2RcXV7b I just made this and they didn’t turned of right. They needed more milk and since you can only knead it for 6-8 times, they were not mixed all the way! Not making it again ???? Cranberry Scones https://preprod.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cranberry-scones/?_cmp=stf Happy Cooking, Your friends from Taste of Home -- For more great recipes and cooking inspiration signup for our newsletters https://bit.ly/2RcXV7b The scones didn’t turned out right. I double the recipe and if looks like they needed more milk, and since I could only knead it 6-8 times, the dough was not completely formed! The flavor is nice but I don’t think I’ll be making these again.

  • Donna
    Aug 15, 2017

    My family loves these, usually double the recipe. We are from a family of bakers, and these past the test. I usually swirl a plain powdered sugar glaze on top! Yum!

  • Tim
    Mar 30, 2017

    these came out great and i am at 9600 feet