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Cranberry Orange Scones

Much like the scones served at a popular tea shop in our town, these scones are flaky, moist and delicious. 

Cranberry Orange Scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 1 egg, beaten with fork
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  1. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Mix in orange zest and coarsely chopped cranberries.
  4. Combine buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients and mix until dough sticks together.
  5. Drop by large spoonfuls (scoop) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Cool slightly and then drizzle with glaze.
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

Combine ingredients and stir until smooth.  Using a spoon, drizzle the icing over the scones.
Yield: 12 scones


  1. Wonderful! A tasty addition would be toasted pecans or almond slivers. Just screams "Autumn" to me!!

  2. What a great combination of flavor - look fabulous!!


  3. They look great! I have a big bag of cranberries too. Just need some buttermilk.

    Have a Great Day!

  4. I love the orange flavor for sure.

  5. Cranberry and orange, yum! I will save this for Sunday. Great idea for Faspa.

  6. I have them in the oven right now! They look and smell great! Angela, I never keep buttermilk on hand. I make it by adding about 1 tbsp of white vinegar to 1% milk and letting it sit for about 5 minutes. Same effect without buying a new kind of milk. :)

  7. How did you do the great photo layout! It looks great!! So do the scones!!

  8. I guess instead of moaning about not being able to reach through the computer screen and grab one of those scones I should make them for myself! :0)

  9. Oh my...these look divine. I'll be making this recipe as soon as I get back from my five-day raw food/juice fast because I know I'll be dying for dough! Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.
    Thanks too for all your great recipes.

  10. These were fabulous! Definitely a keeper. :)



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