Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 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 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • GLAZE (optional):
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 331 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 a greased baking sheet. Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack.
  4. Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients; serve with warm scones. Yield: 10 scones.
Originally published as Cranberry Orange Scones in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p27

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Cathy User ID: 9203463 268305
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"Just made these and was so excited to try...I LOVE anything cranberry orange...these definitely missed the mark. :-/. Not enuf umph. I followed the recipe exactly. If I try again...will add more sugar and orange i suppose."

playapelada User ID: 7463083 252936
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016 Edited Feb. 3, 2017

"Just made these beauties and some Orange Curd. Man Oh Man Love it!"

Jayaina User ID: 8664893 241844
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"These scones are delicious! I cut the recipe in half since it's just the two of us, and we enjoyed them with a cup of tea for breakfast. I didn't have orange marmalade for the orange butter, so I made a cream cheese whip with orange juice and a bit of sugar, and it was perfect to smear inside hot scones. This will definitely go into my recipe box!"

CampyRS User ID: 100836 241282
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Just pulled these out of the oven and they are wonderful! I didn't have any half and half so I used evaporated mlk. Turned out fine. Wow! I will make these again."

Matzo1012 User ID: 7851780 229024
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Highly recommended, a crowd favorite!! The only change i made was the shape - 24 smaller diamond-shaped scones instead of the 10 wedges. I only glazed half the batch, knowing some people like a sweeter scone."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 227816
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"I LOVE scones, these?? Not so much. I just finished making them.............. They "need something" not much taste, bland. I will try them again with a little more sugar & more orange."

mtuttle User ID: 3205485 224174
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"Delicious! I formed them into two circles and made 16 scones instead of 10 - they are plenty big for me. Excellent!"

JacquieRR User ID: 6215681 218693
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I have been making these for several years now and I made them again this morning. They are easy and delicious. Great with a cup of coffee!"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 217662
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Daughter and I love these. Love the orange marmalade butter that goes with them."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 22112
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"A tasty treat filled with orange flavour and loads of cranberries. I used milk instead of half and half as it is what I had and they turned out awesome. A definite make again."

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