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Festive Poppy Seed Scones

With their eye-opening citrus burst, these scones are perfect for holiday breakfasts and brunches. I like to serve them warm from the oven. –Lisa Varner of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, orange juice and buttermilk; add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in cranberries and orange zest.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 6-8 times. Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into a 6-in. circle. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut each circle into six wedges, but do not separate.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 197 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • Cooking for 4
    Feb 13, 2011

    Had a little trouble with the kneading the dough, as it was very wet and sticky. But was very satisfied with the scone.

  • kathleen0306
    Apr 6, 2009

    this recipe was wonderful..thank you

  • BackyardBuddy
    May 26, 2007

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