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Cranberry Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Scones Recipe

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“You can use any dried fruit for these tender scones, but my favorite is a mix of dried cranberries and golden raisins,” says Della Dunsieth of New Castle, Pennsylvania. “Don’t overmix or you’ll have a hard, dense scone.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine milk and 2 tablespoons beaten egg; add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in cranberries.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Cut into four wedges. Separate wedges and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  3. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 4 scones.
Originally published as Cranberry Scones in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"I think the recipe is great, my scones came out pretty big so next time I will make them just a tad bit smaller. I didn't use coarse sugar for the top, I used fine sugar. I like that they are quick to make and with the second batch I had them in about a minute less. I'm off to the kitchen to make more."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I doubled the recipe and it came out perfect. A big hit with my family."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"I doubled the recipe because I wanted to use up some craisins I had in the house. Dough was very sticky and not easy to work with but the finished product was fantastic!!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This was an incredibly simple recipe, and it turned out delicious. I did not have milk, so substituted with whipping cream. This might have contributed to the greatness. Using a pastry blender works very well for blending. I'll add more cranberries next time. I made 6 smaller scones, and 12 minutes was the perfect cooking time."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"I love to make these. They are so easy and have a wonderful taste. I like to use different kinds of berries in the scones. They are all good."

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