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!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!

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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.

Collage of scones on this blog, including this one for cranberry orange scones.

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.

The finished cranberry orange scones, with a mint leaf garnish, ready to eat!

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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Cranberry-Orange Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These delicious Cranberry-Orange Scones are perfect for a breakfast treat, or an afternoon snack! Yum!
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories Per Serving: 395 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For Scones:
  • 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
For Glaze:
  • 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)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry-Orange Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Cranberry-Orange Scones

  1. Hi JB! Just had to say that these are incredibly delicious, and so fast and easy to put together!
    No one noticed I was even baking until an unidentifiable, incredibly delicious aroma began to fill the kitchen! Everyone loves them, they’re my new go to deliciousness. Thanks,

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