These delicious Cranberry Orange Scones are great for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. The smaller portion is perfect for a quick bite on the go without the guilt.
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Cranberry Orange Scones

These delicious Cranberry Orange Scones are great for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. The smaller portion is perfect for a quick bite on the go without the guilt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Servings: 12
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, zest and juice the orange.
  • Toss the dried cranberries and the orange juice in a small bowl, let the cranberries hydrate for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and orange zest until the sugar turns orange and fragrant.
  • Add flour, salt and baking powder to the sugar mixture and mix to combine.
  • Drain the cranberries and discard the liquid.
  • Add the cranberries to the flour mixture and toss to distribute evenly.
  • In a measuring cup, add the egg and enough heavy cream to fill 1 cup. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture, reserving 1 tablespoon to use as egg wash.
  • Fold with a spatula or wooden spoon until a wet dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, flour top of dough and your hands, and pat the dough out about 1/2” thick. Fold the dough over itself and pat it out again, do this about 4 times.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle and roll it out to about 5”x8” or 6”x9”.
  • Cut the rectangle in half length wise, then cut in three cross wise to make 6 squares. Cut each square diagonally to make 12 triangles.
  • Place the scones on a parchment paper line baking sheet, brush the top and sides with the reserved cream, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 17 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg