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Double Orange Scones

I first used this recipe several years ago for a church breakfast and received rave reviews. Orange butter adds the perfect finishing touch on each hearty bite.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 scones


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped mandarin oranges, well drained
  • Additional sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade


  • In a small bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, orange zest and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and milk; add to crumb mixture. Stir in oranges just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Cut into eight separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack.
  • For orange butter, beat butter and marmalade in a small bowl until fluffy. Serve with warm scones.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 327 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • loudwaters
    Apr 19, 2012

    This recipe originally appeared over 15 years ago in a Pillsbury monthly cookbook. The only difference: she added the 1/4 tsp salt. Outrageously dishonest.

  • Joywoot
    Dec 17, 2011

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! I've made these scones at least 25 times and every time they just dissapear!

  • keverwann
    Aug 8, 2010

    Good, but the orange flavor in the scones is faint.

  • norwichcity
    Jul 13, 2010

    I am English and these rate right up there, make them all the time, they are great

  • BarbaraKruzel
    Aug 13, 2008

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