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Cranberry Orange Scones



  • Serves 8
  • Cooks in 35 mins (15m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

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  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 3.Add the cold butter cubes to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. 4.Stir in the thawed cranberries and orange zest.
  5. 5.In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
  6. 6.Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. 7.Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times until it comes together.
  8. 8.Shape the dough into a circle, about 1-inch thick. Cut the circle into 8 wedges.
  9. 9.Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each scone.
  10. 10.Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and cooked through.
  11. 11.Remove from the oven and let the scones cool slightly on a wire rack.
  12. 12.Dust the scones with powdered sugar before serving.
  13. 13.Enjoy these Cranberry Orange Scones warm with a cup of tea or coffee. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time you're craving a delicious treat!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you don't have frozen cranberries, you can use fresh cranberries instead. Just make sure to chop them into smaller pieces.
  • chevron_rightFor an extra burst of orange flavor, you can add a tablespoon of fresh orange juice to the dough.
  • chevron_rightServe these scones with clotted cream or your favorite jam for a traditional British treat.
  • chevron_rightTo make the scones ahead of time, you can freeze the unbaked wedges. When ready to bake, simply place them on a baking sheet and bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to customize these scones by adding your favorite nuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon to the dough.