Cranberry Scones

"Great recipe to use up those holiday cranberries! It's delicious any time of year, though, if you can get the cranberries."
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  • Combine first 5 ingredients; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 tbsp whipping cream; add remaining whipping cream and chopped cranberries to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moist.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5- 6 times.
  • Shape into an 8-inch circle.
  • Cut into 8 wedges, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Prick wedges with a fork 3- 4 times, and brush with reserved 1 tbsp whipping cream.
  • Bake at 425 for 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream drizzled on top.

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  1. I have been wanting to make cranberry scones for awhile and I wasn't disapointed! These were very tasty, with slightly sweet dough flecked with tart little bites of cranberry. I didn't have the whipping cream so I diluted some sour cream just a little and it worked just fine! Thanks for a treat! Next time, I will make it with the whipping cream.
  2. My husband was stoked on this recipe since he absolutely loves scones, I however am not a fan so this is based on my husband. I made them 90% cranberry, I pulled dough out to do a few in blueberry since those he loves. I used dried cranberries that I put in hot water to soak to replump. Other than that I followed the recipe. He said they were amazing and really loved them. He said he definitely wants these again. The good thing is these were very easy to make. I have to say I liked them as well, yet I only liked the crispy crunchy part, this can be done by making thin French fry looking pieces that would crunch up.
  3. Made as written for CQ4 & the Happy Campers team. DH & I are esp fond of cranberries & try to use them in every way possible & as often as possible, so I was very happy to see your recipe submitted for play. These scones are tasty, not overly sweet & so easy-to-make. We are welcoming house guests from the US who will arrive tomorrow, so all of us will enjoy your scones for afternoon coffee. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
  4. Excellent! And super easy,too! Less than 10 minutes from start to oven, then the entire 18 minutes baking. I took heed of Momaphet's comment and also cut back on the cloves - scaled back to 1 teaspoon plus a hefty pinch. PERFECT! I didn't have a problem with the heaviness, and that might have been that I patted the dough down into more of a 9 inch circle, so they weren't as thick as otherwise might have been. I would have liked to put some sugar crystals over the top before baking, but tryingto watch that sugar intake! If making for guests, definitely use the sugar! In any case, I totally love these easy scones - makes me wonder why in the world I'd go out of my way to Starbucks, when these are 1)cheaper, 2) tastier and 3) easier than braving the traffic on Hwy 19 (shudder...). Thanks for posting! Made for CQ4, The Art of Welsh High Tea!
  5. These were wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly, except I sprinkled turbinado sugar over the tops after I brushed them with cream. Thanks for posting!


  1. Used less cloves, patted dough to a bigger (thinner) circle.



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