Cranberry Apricot Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Apricot Scones Recipe

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Dried apricots and cranberries and a bit of grated orange peel give these golden scones plenty of fruity flavor. They're perfect served with a mug of hot coffee or tea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 164 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in apricot and cranberries. In a bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, egg white and orange peel; stir into crumb mixture just until blended.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently four times. Roll into a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Cut into eight 3-in. squares. Cut each square into two triangles. Separate pieces and transfer to a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until browned. Serve warm. Yield: 16 scones.
Originally published as Cranberry Apricot Scones in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p14

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"These were not quite as tender as I like my scones but loved the flavor combination! Next time will just add the cranberries, apricots and orange zest to my favorite scone recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Doubled cranberries, added 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tsp. almond extract. Left out orange peel because our family doesn't like it."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I used 2 T. butter and the whole egg instead of egg white. Use pan from oven with parchment paper. other pan too small.."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

" This sounds great!

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