Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 16
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious served warm with lots of butter.Please read Diana#2’s review!!She has had a wonderful idea for Christmas gifts for friends.I am so delighted that she choose my Cranberry Scones to make gift bottles. Her instructions are great and the photo is wonderful. Thanks Diana !!”


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cupplain yogurt
  • 1egg
  • 2 3/4 cupsflour
  • 4teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupbutter
  • 1cupcoarsely chopped cranberries( fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 1orange, rind of
  • 1tablespoonbutter, melted
  • 1/4 cupicing sugar
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Beat buttermilk and egg in small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, measure flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.
  • Mix in cranberries, sugar and orange rind.
  • Add buttermilk mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
  • Using your hands, form dough into a large ball and place on floured surface.
  • Knead about 10 times Pat into two circles about 1 inch thick, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Score the tops of both circles to make 8 wedges on each, if making for a buffet, for regular scones, score each circle into 4 wedges.
  • Bake scones for 15-20 minutes.
  • While still warm, brush with butter and sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Reviews

  • “Absolutely amazing recipe. We ate part of one one day, and the next day it was still as fresh as the first. The other one I froze, and two weeks later….you’d have thought I’d just made it. By far the best scone recipe I’ve ever had. Hmmmm, I have some blueberries in the freezer too!!! Thanks for a terrific recipe.*UPDATE:* Dec 4/08 – Because I love these scones so much, I decided to share it with some friends in the form of a gift jar.First I mixed the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together.Then in a separate bowl mixed *dried* cranberries and the orange zest.I put half the fruit into the bottom of a 3 cup capacity glass preserving jar.Then added the dry mix.You will need to add this in batches, tapping down with the bottom of a glass to pack it tight.Then add the remaining dried cranberries and zest.Seal the jar and decorate.Don’t forget to write the instructions out to attach to the jar.”

  • “This is a wonderful recipe.The scones turn out so light and moist.I can see how it would be perfect for Christmas morning.I made them this morning for breakfast and the smell of the orange and cranberry made me think of Christmas.”

  • “I love this recipe. I had dried cherries on hand so I eliminated the orange rind and used the cherries.It was great.You could probably use any kind of dried fruit to change the pace of this classic.”

  • “i made this for christmas eve dinner.people seemed to like them. no leftovers.”

  • “Delicious! I made these for work party and people liked them. Very moist. Does that make that not scone-like? If so, it’s good. I used dried cranberries because that’s what I had on hand. Probably would have been better with fresh, but still good. Had with lemon curd and clotted cream (or rather, what tried really hard to be clotted cream).”

  • “Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Diana #2 and her DH. Diana served coffee and your delicious scones!!Needless to say, between four of us, we managed to eat the eight wedges!!!A great tasting scone, love the orange flavour with the dried cranberries!!A perfect scone!”

  • “These scones are amazing. I’ve used the recipie as a base to experiment and so far my family favorites are blueberries with lemon zest, and dried cherries with chocolate chips. Any time my family has a brunch or goes camping these are requested by everyone!”

  • “I did use the buttermilk when making these scones, as well as the zest from a large navel orange! Also used some of the frozen cranberries that I have from last winter! All for a very nice tasting scone treat! Absolutely love the combo of orange & cranberry! Many thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]”

  • “This turned out more muffin like than scone like for me. The flavor was really great but the texture unfortunately wasn’t there. Thank you.”

  • “These were so good I had to make a second batch.I didn’t chop up the cranberries and it turned out great.Another little thing I did was top them with raw sugar before putting them in the oven.It gave that light sweet crisp to the scone.Yum!Thanks for a keeper :)”

  • “Awesome! Buttery and delicious, my kids inhaled these scones then asked for more. Really beautiful, too. Forgot to chop the cranberries before adding which gave them a real burst of cranberry flavor which we loved. Thanks for sharing the recipe!”

  • “Great recipe, came out moist. Thanks!”

  • “Great!I made these last Sunday for breakfast, the whole family loved them.I used buttermilk.The orange zest is lovely with the cranberries.Thanks!I didn’t use the glaze, they were great without.”

  • “You have to make these! If you are thinking of making these just go do it – you won’t be disappointed! I love cranberries so I doubled the cranberries and didn’t chop them. After I brushed them with butter I topped them with regular sugar and it gave them a nice crunch. They were so amazing that we couldn’t stop eating them.”

  • “I used orange zest from 3 oranges and will do that again next time. I did not top it with butter or icing. It was great just the way it was right out of the oven. Great recipe; very moist!
    I have made this multiple times and varied the fruit to blueberries and lemon zest. It was good, but I would stick to the recipe because it brings out the best of flavors.”

  • “Very tasty, thanks for sharing:) I added some white chocolate chips to mine and they were very good.”

  • “Fantastic!
    My first voyage into Sconeville!
    I put all the ingredients into the bread machine, chose “Dough” and pushed the go button.I checked on it about every couple of minutes and assisted a tiny bit in the mixing.Just had to get loose flour out of corners.
    Got a great result doing it this easy way.I made the regular recipe and it was GREAT!!”

  • “Pretty good. Made a lot!Mine had a faintly bitter taste, but my son likes them anyway.”