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Triple Citrus Scones

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


8 scones

I love the bright and buttery flavor of these tender scones with glaze that soaks in. Serve them with a yummy jam, or try them as a base for strawberry shortcake. —Angela LeMoine, Howell, New Jersey
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  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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 zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place flour, 1/4 cup sugar, citrus zest, 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 8 wedges. Place wedges on a parchment-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Grammy Debbie
    Jan 22, 2019

    Really good flavor and a nice burst of sunshine for a cold January day.

  • Karen
    Dec 4, 2018

    I made them last night. My entire family LOVED them. I didn't use the entire glaze, but I think maybe I should have. They were lovely, though.

  • ms11145
    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
    Jun 17, 2016

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

  • i_like_pie
    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.