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Cranberry Orange Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins
These perfect Cranberry Orange Scones are made with fresh cranberries, fresh oranges, and made with both sour cream and heavy cream. They have the perfect texture, the best flavor, and have an irresistible orange glaze on top.
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Michelle
Scone Dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold
  • 1 egg, large
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh
Orange Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with baking spray).
  2. In a large bowl, mix granulated sugar and orange zest together.
  3. Next, add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter (or using a standing mixer), until the dough resembles coarse crumbs (and the butter is about the size of peas). Set aside.
  5. Whisk egg, sour cream, heavy cream, orange juice, and almond extract together. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Add in the cranberries, and mix until combined.
  7. Turn the scone dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1” thick circle. Cut the dough into 8 triangles.
  8. Place the scones on your baking tray, spacing them evenly apart.
  9. Brush the tops of each scone with a little heavy cream, and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown on top.
  10. While the scones are cooling, whisk together melted butter, vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest together. Next, whisk in powdered sugar, beginning with 1 cup. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  11. Pour the glaze over the scones.
  12. Enjoy!