Blueberry Orange Scones Recipe
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Blueberry Orange Scones Recipe

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Tender, flaky and moist, these buttery scones are studded with juicy blueberries. They’re great for breakfast, brunch or as a midday snack with coffee or tea! Katy Radtke - Appleton, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 198 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 509 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and orange juice just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; gently knead 10 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Originally published as Blueberry Orange Scones in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p39

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"Wow. I don't know if it was something I did or didn't do but these were awful. First, I think the heat was too high because they browned but were not done all the way through. Second, they just were, awful. I love scones and these were tasteless and gross. Waste of time. I'm so disappointed."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"I baked these one night to serve the next morning for breakfast. My husband and I love them! Tender and flavorful and it doesn't wreck our calorie-counts."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Definitely needs more sugar in the batter and sprinkling on top. Batter was too thick and hard to fold in blueberries, also a tad dry. Will not make these again without making some changes to it."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Very good! I didn't have any buttermilk, so I just used fat-free milk instead. I also didn't have any orange peel, but they still turned out great!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2009


Sconces are so good, and i would love ones with real bluberries, since they are really good for us..recipe is a keeper...
hot cup of coffee?

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