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Cranberry Scones Recipe

Cranberry Scones Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Cranberry Scones

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"Easy and delicious. Came out perfect. Will be making these again."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I've made this quite a few times, and while tasty, they've always been more bready or cakey than a scone, and don't look like the picture at all. I've tried using different milk like whole compared to 2%, different types of butter (don't use margarine haha) and different fruits in it the the bottoms are always a little dark and the consistency isn't right. is there something I'me doing wrong?"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Very simple and easy recipe. No time at all to put it together. I doubled the recipe also. The scones came out wonderful. I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Easy to make!"

Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"I have been using online recipes a lot & always look forward to the reviews, so I can anticipate the problems with the recipe. This recipe has none, I made a few times, last time I doubled the recipe , it was great , no modifications needed."

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"So delicious! As good as the scones at an English cream tea!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"I made these scones in honor of the newest season of Downton Abbey. My son is a college educated chef and he told me to save this recipe. That is a big compliment coming from a chef. I made the recipe as stated. I may tweak it a bit at a later date, but it was great as it written."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"I already wrote a review, but I wanted to share that I double the recipe. I add one whole egg to the scones and a little more flour if needed along with the white chocolate chips. I brush egg white on the outside. These are so easy and a favorite!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"Very moist and tasty! I added some white chocolate chips - fantastic!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I served these scones at my tea party.Everyone loved them. Easy to make too."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"They turned out light as air! My kids loved them too."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I followed the recipe just as it is and these scones are just delicious! Much better than the ones I've bought at fancy places!

I will try to make it again with some nuts and chocolate."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"These scones taste great and are very easy to make."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"These scones are super flakey and delicious. I added a few dark cholcolate chips to mimick the ones I get at an expensive pastery/coffe shop...these are even better, warm, buttery and not too sweet. And this recipe makes just a few so MAYBE I won't be as tempted to over indulge."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"These turned out so amazing!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"awesome, I added some pecans and cut them into eight triangles"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"Definitely a keeper. Delicious taste,great texture. I used dried cranberries & mini chocolate chips! So good!"

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