Easy Cranberry Orange Scones with Tasty, Warm Glaze
Is there anything better than a warm tasty treat served with a cup of coffee on a lazy Sunday morning? Ahhhh. It’s the very definition of bliss for me.
While people tend to think of cranberries as a winter treat, these Cranberry Orange scones can be made year-round because they don’t require fresh cranberries.
Fresh cranberries have a tendency to make some baked goods wet or mushy so we’re going to fix that problem by using craisins. Ocean Spray craisins can be found at most grocery stores or you can save yourself a trip and buy them online at Amazon.
One of the things that I love about this recipe is that the scones are not only tasty but they’re perfect for pot-lucks, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, or as part of a hot chocolate/cocoa bar.
These Cranberry Orange Scones would look really pretty on a festive plate or wrapped up in cute packaging.
Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe
The most important thing to remember about this recipe is to chill the dough before baking. You don’t want your scones to turn into sad-looking clumps of dough so chill, chill, chill (this step is included in the printable recipe found at the bottom of this post).
The final cherry on top is the glaze. Oh my yum. Don’t skip that either. Seriously.
A tasty cranberry orange scone recipe that is perfect to serve during lazy weekends, holiday parties, pot-lucks, or to give as gifts.
- 2 c. all-purpose flour + ¼ c. for work surface
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup cold unsalted butter
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp orange extract
- 1 tsp orange zest, preferably organic
- 1 cup craisins
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1. Line a large, rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or a Silpat®
baking mat. Set aside.
2. Mix two cups flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a
large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with fork until butter is in pea-sized pieces.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the heavy cream, sour cream,
egg, vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest. Whisk to combine.
4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just
until combined. Add in the craisins and stir until just mixed.
5. Sprinkle ¼ cup of flour onto a clean work surface. Transfer
scone batter onto a floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Press the
dough down into a ½” high rectangle (approximately 6” x 10”). Cut in half
lengthwise, and then cut each half into 3 rectangles. Finally, cut each rectangle
diagonally to create triangle-shaped pieces.
6. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving
1-2” between them. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking.
7. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Once pre-heated, bake the scones for 18-22 minutes, or
until they are nicely golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and
cool for 5-10 minutes.
8. While the scones are cooling, prepare the orange glaze by
stirring the powdered sugar and orange juice together in a small bowl until
9. Scones taste best when served warm with orange glaze drizzled on top.
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Have you ever baked with cranberries or craisins before?