Orange, Cranberry Cream Scones

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for delicious Orange Cranberry Cream Scones:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Additional orange zest for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Incorporate Butter:
    • Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add Orange Zest and Cranberries:
    • Stir in the orange zest and dried cranberries, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  5. Combine with Cream:
    • Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Gently mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
  6. Shape and Cut:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat it into a circle about 1 inch thick. Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out scones.
  7. Bake:
    • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  8. Make the Glaze:
    • While the scones are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth.
  9. Glaze the Scones:
    • Once the scones have cooled slightly, drizzle the glaze over the top. Optionally, sprinkle additional orange zest for garnish.
  10. Serve:
    • Allow the glaze to set before serving. Enjoy your Orange Cranberry Cream Scones with a cup of tea or coffee!

These scones are perfect for a delightful breakfast or afternoon tea. Adjust the sweetness and orange flavor to suit your taste preferences.

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