Triple Citrus Scones Recipe
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Triple Citrus Scones Recipe

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I love the bright and buttery flavor of these tender scones. Serve them with a yummy jam, or try them as a base for strawberry shortcake. —Angela LeMoine, Howell, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 scone: 281 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place flour, 1/4 cup sugar, citrus peels, baking powder and salt in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add cold butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Transfer to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk egg, orange juice and buttermilk until blended; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat dough into a 6-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Place wedges on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Remove scones from oven; immediately brush with glaze. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Triple Citrus Scones in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p74

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 265274
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2017

"I love the 3 citrus flavors. Daughter wants me to make these again and add dried cranberries. I think they are fine as is, but I can see the cranberries in it, also."

snuffsmom User ID: 2356723 249527
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"I made these as soon as I got my Apr/May issue and they were very good."

i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 249285
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"I tried these this morning, and my family really enjoyed them. The citrus flavor in the base and the glaze is really delicious, and the scones are tender with the perfect amount of crispiness."

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