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

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.

amanda_c February 22, 2011

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.

Crunchy Numbers January 29, 2011

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

Rachel Castle November 12, 2010