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ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES

These Orange Cranberry Scones are one of my favorite things to eat with my coffee.

If you love scones, I am so glad you landed on this recipe.  These scones are full of orange flavor in each bite.  They make a great dessert too.

HOW TO MAKE FLAVORFUL ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES

HOW TO MAKE FLAVORFUL ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES

After one bite of these Orange Cranberry Scones, I was doing a happy dance.  While sitting at the kitchen table, my family was getting annoyed with me.  After every bite of these Orange Cranberry Scones, I asked them, “Have I told you how much I love these Orange Cranberry Scones?”  I love flavors, has a firm outside, has lots of fruit and is LOADED with Flavor, especially orange flavor.  These Orange Cranberry Scones meet all my requirements for excellent scones.

Have I mentioned they are full of flavor?  

I added a lot of fresh orange zest in these scones.  I also added a glaze loaded with orange juice and orange zest.  You truly get a burst of orange flavoring in every bite.  I had mentioned before that my father was born and raised in Winter Haven, Florida.  He often talked about running barefoot through the orange groves.  Maybe, that memory of him plus the citrus flavor from Florida oranges makes these scones one of my favorites.

Scones are just a “Girly Biscuits”.  My husband calls scones “Chick Biscuits.”  He would rather have a buttermilk biscuit or a savory biscuit.  I will never understand that because these scones are the best scones ever.  These Orange Cranberry Scones are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea and for breakfast, brunch or tea.

My Secrets to a perfect biscuit or scones.

  • Add your dry ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Use a whisk and mix them well.
  • Add in the zest to the batter and glaze for lots of flavor.

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  • Grate Very cold butter over the dry ingredients. Do not take the butter out of the refrigerator until you are ready to grate it.

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  • Pinch in the cream cheese

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  • Use a large fork to cut the butter in.  All you need to do is make sure the shredded butter is covered in flour and not clumped together.  Fold in the heavy cream mixed with the egg.  Use your hands to make sure all dry ingredients are moist.  Stop working the dough when you see no more dry ingredients, and it will form a ball.

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HOW TO MAKE FLAVORFUL ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES
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Orange Cranberry Scones

I added a lot of fresh orange zest in these scones.  I also added a glaze loaded with orange juice and orange zest.  You truly get a burst of orange flavoring in every bite. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 3476kcal
Author: Diane Roark @Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Plus 1/2 cup cold butter (I grate my butter.)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon grated Orange zest
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ICING
  • 1 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons fresh Orange juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Grate the butter over the flour.
  • Use a knife or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour.
  • Add the cream cheese.
  • Whisk together the egg, and heavy cream.
  • Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients and cranberries.
  • The dough will form a ball.
  • Pat the dough on a floured surface. I use parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts.
  • Gently roll the dough out to two circles. 7 inches and about ¾ inch thick.
  • Cut the circles into 8 wedges like a pizza.
  • For Best Results Refrigerate for 20 minutes. This helps them not spread out.
  • Bake on sprayed a cookie sheet with 2 inches between each scone. I use Parchment Paper.
  • Bake 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes until barely light tan. Do not over bake.
  • ICING
  • Mix the powder sugar, juice, and zest until smooth.
  • Brush icing on scones.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SCONE | Calories: 3476kcal | Carbohydrates: 610g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 451mg | Sodium: 1660mg | Potassium: 1941mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 302g | Vitamin A: 3560IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 821mg | Iron: 6.2mg

 

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17 thoughts on “ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES”

  1. Should number six in the instructions say orange zest? Do you add orange juice to the dough and if so, how much? Should the orange zest be added with the dried cranberries? It wasn’t clear so I did both and they turned out delicious. (I follow recipes to the letter! Lol!)
    Thank you,
    Kim Minton

    • Kim,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Orange Cranberry Scones. Thank you also for catching a mistake. You add 2 tablespoons of orange zest to the dry ingredients. The liquid is an egg and the heavy cream but no orange juice. The icing includes orange zest and orange juice.

      I hope you enjoy these delicious scones.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
      //recipesforourdailybread.com

  2. This looks incredible! I’m licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

    • Lucy,

      Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I am also glad I am hosting with you. You are truly organized which is rare.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Raork

  3. 5 stars
    I’m a fan of scones, your recipe for Orange Cranberry Scones sounds perfect. It’s so cold in our neck of the woods I’m going to make these in the morning. Thank you for sharing your recipe with Foodie Friends Friday party this week. Pinning and sharing.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week with another delicious recipe.

    Joanne

    • Maria,

      Thank you for visiting //www.recipesforourdailybread.com blog. I truly love these Orange Cranberry scones. I was just day dreaming about them today and thinking about trying a blackberry version. Anyway, thank again for your support!
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      I am headed over to check out your blog now.

  4. Diane, These are fabulous and I love your trick with the butter to keep it cold – kuddos! Your flavors are the perfect combination, as always. You are an amazing cook my friend. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Hey Carrie,

      Thank you for your encouraging words about my Orange Cranberry scones. I truly love these scones and all scones. I would eat just scones everyday if I would not gain so much weight.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  5. We definitely think alike!! I just made a batch of lemon scones yesterday morning for brunch. My mom is obsessed with any and all scones! Yours look AMAZING!! I’m pinning so I can make them next weekend!! Great tips too, Diane!!!

  6. Wow, these look absolutely amazing and delicious. Totally pinning and have hopes to make for my gang soon. Thanks Diane and have a great week ahead now 😉

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