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Orange Yogurt Scones

"My mother handed down this recipe to me when I moved out of the house," recalls Hollye Chapman of Corvallis, Oregon. "It produces a very light scone that tastes great with orange marmalade, lemon curd or most kinds of jam. Use any flavor fruit yogurt if you don't have orange," she adds.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup orange yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk the yogurt, orange juice and zest; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
  • Transfer dough to a greased baking sheet. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges, but do not separate. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 209 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Grammy Debbie
    May 3, 2017

    Very easy to make. I doubled the recipe and I used orange cream yogurt and freshly squeezed orange juice from the orange from which I grated the peel. I did have to add a little more OJ than called for as the mixture was too dry without it. I sprinkled coarse sugar on top before baking. I also froze them to have at another time. I will definitely be making these again!

  • JennatheBaker
    Nov 3, 2014

    I changed this recipe into something completely different. I wanted to use up a container of strawberry yogurt, so I used that instead. I also added a mashed banana. I did not use orange juice, but I used milk. Then I glazed them with an icing I made with strawberry preserve. My coworkers loved them! Maybe next time I will try orange scones.

  • dedaniel
    Mar 6, 2010

    I used a 6 oz. greek plain yogurt which was all I had in my frig! Easy assembly and yummy. A keeper!!