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Cranberry Orange Scones

 Cranberry Orange Scones
Moist and scrumptious, these scones come out perfect every time. I savor the chewy dried cranberries and sweet orange glaze. There's nothing better than serving these remarkable scones warm with the delicate orange butter.
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • GLAZE (optional):
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ORANGE BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel,
  • baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the
  • cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and
  • stir until a soft dough forms.

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Cranberry Orange Scones (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8-in.
  • circle. Cut into 10 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an
  • ungreased baking sheet. Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining
  • sugar.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to a wire rack.
  • Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones. Combine
  • orange butter ingredients; serve with warm scones. Yield: 10
  • scones.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 331 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.