Cranberry Orange Scones

This review is brought to you by Taste of Home. This delicious weekend treat is so refreshing! If this scone was a season I feel like it would be called when winter meets spring. I usually associate cranberries with fall and winter but the orange is so refreshing and bright with the promise that spring and summer days are to come. And the glaze is a decadent sweet touch to this delicious scone! Even my husband who doesn’t like cranberries thought this scone was fantastic!

Time: 45 min prep + 15 min to bake = 1 hour

Yield: 10 scones

Calories/Scone: ~331

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

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.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg.
  3. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.
  6. Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones.

Equipment Required:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing spoons
  • Grater
  • Measuring spoons/cups
  • Knife
  • Baking sheet

Recipe Review:

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE

  • Steps: 6
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Involvement
    • 45 min of prep (40 min to prep scones + 5 min to prep and glaze scones)
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 13 ingredients
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Moderate