Cranberry Buttermilk Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Buttermilk Scones Recipe

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In Bend, Oregon, Loraine Meyer bakes these light, fluffy scones that are loaded with dried cranberries and topped with cinnamon-sugar. "I take them to breakfast meetings, serve them at brunches, and share them with neighbors and friends," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 422 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in the buttermilk just until combined. Fold in the cranberries and orange peel.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 6-in. circle. Cut each circle into six wedges. Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over scones. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Buttermilk Scones in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 422 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

I've made these several times. I LOVE scones and these are by far the best I've ever had. Try them you won't be sorry. In fact, I'm going to make some today.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

Best and easiest recipe! I had to substitute 1/4 cup butter with whipping cream, and added some vanilla Essenes as well as cardamom. Instead of orange I used lemon. These are absolutely fantastic! Oh, and mixed fresh and dried cranberries. Love, love, love!

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

Very Good and Very easy to make. I have made this 3 times now. Will continue to make again. I put a little more orange peel than called for.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

I've made this recipe many times and my whole family likes it! It totally works with whole wheat flour as well.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

Exceptional recipe. Nice crust and so soft and moist on the inside.

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