Cranberry Orange Scones

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A must-have around the holidays, but nice to make all year round.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in cranberries and orange peel.
  4. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring until mixture is just moistened.
  5. On a floured board, knead gently a few times, but not too much.
  6. Form into a patty on an ungreased cookie sheet; cut into 8 wedges with a knife but do not move it.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F.
  8. for 15-25 minutes or until light golden.
  9. Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice into a glaze; drizzle over scones.
  10. Separate scones and serve warm.
Most Helpful

4 5

The flavor of these was excellent. I prefer my scones a little more dense and less cakey than this but overall very good. These weren't dry at all and went together easily.

5 5

So easy and so good. Like another reviewer, I used sour cream instead of the buttermilk. It worked great! Most scones I have tried have been dry, but these are not. I plan to use this as the base recipe for all other scone variations.

5 5

Okay, these were so good! My daughter made these for our family and they were so good. Next time I think we will try the Blueberry with Lemon zest, that sounds real good too. Thanks for posting, we will be making these again soon.
Rachel Castle