Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

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Easy to make cranberry orange scones drizzled with an orange glaze topping are delicious and easy enough to make for holiday breakfasts!

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

We are currently hunkering down inside of our home due to a winter advisory of extremely cold weather. This morning, at 7am, it was -10°F outside and our high for 2°F with extremely fast-paced winds! It certainly is a bitter cold freeze…which means, I have been baking all day long!

My kids and I have been baking my usual holiday recipes like my grandma’s Gingerbread Boys but we’ve also tried several new recipes! In my refrigerator I have homemade puff pastry dough chilling for an Italian pastry I’ll be making, a dough for peanut butter cookies, 2 loaves of my great-great grandma’s Christmas Stollen, a batch of homemade dog treats, a 2 batches of homemade horse treats (haha) and dough proofing for homemade Bavarian pretzels! —> I told you!!! I have been baking alllll day!

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Before we dive into the recipe for these scones, let me just tell you that THESE ARE AMAZING! Like truly amazing! I honestly am not the biggest fan of scones, and approach scone recipes with caution because I don’t like them being dry. But these, are not dry at all. In fact, they were perfectly moist and crumbly – strange I know, but they were!

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

The only recipe that I have found that I truly love, besides these, are my chocolate chip scones that are made with scour cream. They are moist and a bit fluffy, unlike most of the scones I’ve had at restaurants that are rather dry and crumbly.

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Serve the scones with coffee and make it a breakfast in bed!

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen
Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Let’s Make Them Together!

This is going to seem like there are a lot of steps and that these scones are complicated to make – but they really are not! The steps are easy and I simply wanted to you to have a picture tutorial of each step. Happy baking my friends!

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How To Make Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Sift dry ingredients


    Combine flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowlStep 1: Combine flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  2. Cut in butter

    Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Always use cold butter (not room temperature butter) when cutting in butter to make a doughStep 2: Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  3. Liquid mixture

    In a small bowl, whisk egg with milkStep 3: In a small bowl, whisk egg with milk. Add orange juice and cranberries. Let soak together for 10 minutes | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  4. Soak cranberries in orange juice

    Add orange juice and cranberries. Let soak together for 10 minutes. Stir in egg and milk mixtureStep 5: Add orange juice and cranberries. Let soak together for 10 minutes | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  5. Add cranberries to flour mixture 

    Add cranberries to flour mixture until a soft dough formsStep 4: Add cranberries to flour mixture until a soft dough forms - Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  6. Knead dough

    Knead on a lightly floured surface. Pat into a round circle and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutesStep 6: Knead on a lightly floured surface. Pat into a round circle and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  7. Roll out, cut and bake

    Remove from refrigerator and roll out dough to at least 1″ thick and cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an uncreased baking sheet lined with parchment paperStep 7: Remove from refrigerator and roll out dough to at least 1" thick and cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an uncreased baking sheet | Cranberry Orange Scones | Gathered In The Kitchen

  8. Preheat oven to 400°F

  9. Brush the tops with sugar and milk before baking

    In a bowl mix together 1 tbs milk and 1 tbs sugar. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops of the unbaked scones. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on topSTEP 8: In a bowl mix together 1 tbs milk and 1 tbs sugar. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops of the unbaked scones. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on top | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

  10. Glaze

    In a bowl mix together 1 tbs milk and 1 tbs sugar. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops of the unbaked scones. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!Step 10: In a bowl mix together 1 tbs milk and 1 tbs sugar. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops of the unbaked scones | Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen
Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Cranberry Orange Scones

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Easy to make cranberry orange scones drizzled with an orange glaze topping are delicious and easy enough to make for holiday breakfasts!
5 from 5 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients
  

Scones

Brushing before baking

  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs granulated sugar

Glaze

Instructions
 

Scones

  • Combine flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg with milk
  • In another bowl, add orange juice and cranberries. Let soak together for 10 minutes. Then combine with the egg and milk mixture
  • Add cranberry mixture to the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface. Pat into a round circle and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Remove from refrigerator and roll out dough to at least 1" thick and cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on a parchment lined baking sheet

Bake

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In a bowl mix together 1 tbs milk and 1 tbs sugar. Using a pastry brush, coat the tops of the unbaked scones
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400°F

Glaze

  • Mix together orange juice and powdered sugar to make a glaze. Pour over top of scones once they come out of the oven

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 357mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cranberry, orange, scones
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