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stacked sour cream scones with orange glaze
Orange Cream Scones
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These homemade Orange Cream Scones are one of my favorite summer recipes! These flaky and tender cream scones are packed with fresh orange flavor and topped with a sweet homemade orange glaze, making them a perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert for the summer season. 

Course: Scones
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange cream scones
Servings: 8 Scones
Author: Michelle
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest, about the zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/2 cup cubed butter, cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional--it makes the glaze extra orange-flavored!)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking oil).
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter (or using a standing mixer) and mix the dough until the butter is about the size of peas, and the dough resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1" thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles. Place scones on parchment lined baking tray, making sure the scones are evenly spaced apart.

  5. Brush the tops of each scone with a little bit of heavy cream, and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until scones are golden brown.
  6. While the scones are cooling, mix together melted butter, powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
  7. Pour the glaze over the scones and enjoy!