Cranberry Orange Scones, with a sweet citrus glaze, are a perfect breakfast treat or snack! They’re delicious, and the easy recipe makes 8 scones!
One of my flavor combinations is that of oranges and cranberries. That flavor combo has been a favorite of mine for years, which is why I LOVE these cranberry orange scones!
That same flavor combo enhances these amazing, absolutely yummy Cranberry-Orange Scones! I’ve been making these for years and years, and absolutely LOVE them!
Making Scones From Scratch Will Save You Money
I love making scones, because they are a wonderful breakfast treat or afternoon snack, especially with a good cup of coffee or tea. Scones are made often in our home, because they are so delicious, quick, and easy to prepare.
By making cranberry orange scones at home, I can save lots of money by NOT buying them at a coffee house. Have you seen how much ONE scone costs nowadays?
This recipe makes 8 scones, and is budget friendly. The cranberry orange scones freeze well, so you can have one any time you want, for a fraction of the cost of BUYING 8 scones!
By making them at home from scratch, I also can know exactly what is in them! THAT is another winning combination, in my humble opinion!
Other Scone Recipes On This Blog
If you enjoy a good scone, you might be interested in some of my other scone recipes. These scone recipes include:
Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blackberry, Banana Nut, Chocolate Chip Orange, Lemon Cream, and Gingerbread.
These, and additional scone recipes can be found in the Recipe Index at the top of the page.
Process For Making Scones
If you would like to see pictures of the “process” of how to make scones, I would invite you to view my post for Chocolate Chip Orange Scones, which I posted last year, for pictures of the “how-to’s”.
It is very detailed and will show you how simple it is to make scones, step by step! Follow the pictures for the process, and you’ll be a master scone baker, making these delicious cranberry orange scones in NO time!
This recipe for Cranberry-Orange Scones is very similar, and follows the same process. I simply didn’t take any pictures (except the finished product) while making this particular scone.
All that said, these Cranberry-Orange Scones are DELICIOUS, and I sure hope you will give them a try! You’re gonna LOVE them!
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 cube) unsalted butter, very cold
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel (finely grated; I use a micro-plane zester)
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 egg white + 1/2 tsp. water
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (can always add more if you need extra)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract (I use it for enhanced flavor, but optional)
- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
- 3-4 teaspoons orange juice (to make glaze painting consistency)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor (or cut in by hand with a pastry blender in a large bowl), mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chilled butter together until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, orange juice, vanilla, and grated orange peel. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture; combine till fully blended. Stir in dried cranberries until fully incorporated into dough.
Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough with floured hands until the dough comes together...(continue to sprinkle the dough and surface with additional flour as needed, as dough is usually fairly "sticky"-I usually do this 3-4 times).
Shape dough into an 8" circle with your hands. Using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut the scones into 8 equal-sized wedges. Mix the egg white and water together in small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with this mixture.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place wedges on baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes (mine are usually ready at the 20 minute mark), or until golden brown on top. When done, remove scones from oven to a wire rack, with foil or parchment paper underneath.
When scones have cooled, "paint" the glaze on with a pastry brush (glaze is made by mixing up the ingredients listed, in a small bowl). Completely cover the tops of the scones with the glaze. Let scones cool until glaze has hardened. ENJOY!
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