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Easy Cranberry Orange Scones

Quick and easy cranberry orange scones recipe with orange glaze, homemade with simple ingredients. Light, moist, slightly crumbly with sweet and tart flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: homemade cranberry orange scones
Servings: 16 Scones (Mini size)
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Cold, Cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries Roughly chopped
  • 1 Egg Large, Cold
  • 1/2 cup Half and half Or heavy cream, Cold
  • 2 tbsp Orange zest
  • 1/4 cup Additional dried cranberries Roughly chopped, For garnish, Optional

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tsp Orange zest

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and sugar.
  • Add cold butter pieces and use a pastry cutter (or a fork) to mix the butter roughly into the flour mixture until it becomes crumbly. 
  • Stir in the cranberries. Keep aside. 
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, half and half, orange zest. 
  • Pour this egg mixture into the crumbled mixture and mix it together until roughly combined.
  • Turn this mixture onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Flour your hands and work the dough gently and bring everything together into a ball. Don't over-work the dough! If dough is too sticky, sprinkle some extra flour on top to prevent it from sticking to your hands and to the surface. 
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. 
  • Roll out each portion into a flat circle (about 3/4 inch thick).
  • Cut each circle into 8 triangle slices. 
  • Place them on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.  
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on top. 
  • Allow the scones to cool down completely.
  • While the scones are baking and cooling, prepare the glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, orange juice and zest in a small mixing bowl until smooth. 
  • Then, drizzle them with glaze and sprinkle chopped cranberries, if you like. 
  • Let the glaze set and enjoy. 

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They can also be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen in an airtight container (once they fully cool down) for up to 1 month. Thaw them in the fridge overnight. 

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.8mg