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Cranberry Orange Scones
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Cranberry Orange Scones

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones
These Cranberry Orange Scones are buttery, crumbly, and light. They are full of flavor and will melt in your mouth! The tartness of the cranberries balances out the sweet orange, and they're a perfect addition for your tea or breakfast! Don’t forget the sweet orange glaze!


  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • 1 chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • whisk
  • large mixing bowl
  • small microwavable safe bowl
  • mixer
  • silicone spatula
  • pizza cutter or knife


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped dried cranberries

Orange Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons juice from an orange
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter. Mix just until it forms a coarse meal.
  • Add the egg, cream, orange zest and almond extract. Mix on low until just combined. Fold in dried cranberries.
  • On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into 8 equal pieces. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet still keeping them in a circle formation and leaving a little space between the scones.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until a light golden brown.
  • Mix the powdered sugar, melted butter, and orange juice in a small bowl until sugar is slightly dissolved.
  • Drizzle glaze on scones when cool.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg

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