Cranberry Apple Scones with vanilla glaze can be enjoyed for breakfast or a light snack! They’re yummy and ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE scones! They are wonderful to have for a quick breakfast, afternoon snack or treat, and I’ve been making them for years in multiple flavors!
Cranberry apple scones have great flavor and texture, and are actually quite simple to make. Fresh or frozen cranberries and your choice of apple can be used, which makes it a convenient recipe, too!
If you’ve never made scones before, there’s no need to worry about it! These are easy to make, and you’ll be a “scone master” before you know it! Here’s how to make cranberry apple scones.
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Making The Dough For Cranberry Apple Scones
Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl until combined. Add slices of COLD butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut the butter in, until it becomes the size of peas.
Add the chopped fresh cranberries and peeled apples, and stir until they are combined with the flour mixture. NOTE: Frozen cranberries may be used, if thawed before chopping and adding.
Add the buttermilk to the scone mixture. Stir in the buttermilk ONLY until the ingredients have been combined.
Rolling Out The Dough For The Scones
Shape the dough into a ball, and place it on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle the dough with a tiny bit of flour. Roll the dough into an 8″ circle (¾” thick). Use your palms to shape the outer edge.
TIP: I’ve been known to use a tape measure to tell me how much more I need to roll the dough out. Hey… it works! Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
Cut the dough evenly into 8 pie-shaped wedges using a large knife (or pizza cutter!). Carefully transfer the scones onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Ready… Set… Bake!
When you put the scones onto the baking sheet, keep them in a circular shape. Leave a small amount of space (not too much!) between each of the slices.
Bake the scones at 400°F. for 12-15 minutes. Oven temperatures can vary, so check them, beginning at the 12 minute mark! When done, the scones should be lightly browned on top. A toothpick inserted into the thickest part of one should come out clean.
Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the scones cool to room temperature before adding the glaze.
Glazing The Cranberry Apple Scones
While the cranberry apple scones cool, make the vanilla glaze to drizzle on top. Measure powdered sugar, vanilla extract and warm water into a small bowl.
Stir well, until the glaze fully mixed and lump-free. Add a drop or two more water, if needed, to make the glaze a consistency that’s easy to drizzle.
Once the scones are at room temperature, drizzle the glaze over the top. I use a honey spreader or a fork to do this. Try to evenly distribute the glaze over the surface of the scones.
Time To Enjoy A Scone
Let the cranberry apple scones rest until the glaze has hardened. This usually only takes a few minutes, and then the scones are ready to be enjoyed. Slice through the scones to separate them from each other before serving.
Grab a hot cup of coffee or tea and one of the scones, then sit back and enjoy these delicious treats. I really think you’re going to like them!
I really hope you like this recipe for cranberry apple scones! They have great flavor, thanks to the cranberries and apples spread throughout the scones, and the sweet glaze on top.
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Recipe adapted from: “Gooseberry Patch- Have Yourself A Homemade Christmas”, Cranberry Scones, pg. 151, published 2014 by Gooseberry Patch/Time Home Entertainment, Inc.
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Cranberry Apple Scones with vanilla glaze can be enjoyed for breakfast or a light snack! They're yummy and ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 6 Tablespoons butter COLD, sliced
- ½ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen/thawed) chopped
- ½ cup chopped apple peeled, chopped
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 6 Tablespoons buttermilk
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ teaspoons warm water
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Stir flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl to combine. Add COLD butter slices. Use pastry blender or 2 forks to cut butter in, until it becomes the size of peas. Add cranberries and apples; stir to combine. Add buttermilk. Stir buttermilk in ONLY until ingredients are combined.
Shape dough into a ball; place on lightly floured surface. Sprinkle dough with tiny bit of flour. Roll ball into an 8" circle (¾" thick). Use hands to shape outer edge. Cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Transfer scones onto ungreased baking sheet, keeping them in a circular shape. Leave a small space between slices.
Bake at 400°F. for 12-15 minutes. When done, scones should be lightly browned on top. A toothpick inserted into thickest part should come out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let scones cool to room temp before adding glaze.
Measure powdered sugar, vanilla and warm water into bowl. Stir well, until lump-free. Add 2-3 more drops of water, if needed, to make glaze a consistency that's easy to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over surface of scones.
Let scones rest until glaze hardens (2-3 minutes). Slice scones to separate them from each other before serving. Enjoy!
NOTE: Frozen cranberries may be used, if thawed before chopping and adding.
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