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Cranberry Orange Scones

The BEST Cranberry Orange Scones recipe loaded with flavor! Flaky and buttery scones loaded with cranberries, orange zest, and topped with a sweet citrus glaze.
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries



  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cube 7 Tbsp butter and place into the freezer until needed, reserving 1 Tbsp.
  • Combine the flour with the baking powder. Add in the frozen butter and with a pastry cutter mix until crumbly. Don't overmix.
  • Whisk together the sugar and eggs. Add in orange juice and zest, heavy whipping cream and whisk. Add in the cranberries and stir.
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Mix until the mixture begins to crumble.
  • Sprinkle workspace with flour and add the scone batter mixture onto the workspace and shape an 8-inch disk. The mixture should be crumbly, don't overmix.
  • Using a pastry scraper, divide the batter into eight even-sized scones.
  • Transfer the scones onto baking sheet.
  • Melt reserved 1 Tbsp of butter and brush the top of scones, then top with coarse sugar.
  • Bake scones 16-18 minutes, until tops are golden.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar and orange juice for the glaze.
  • Allow scones to cool before drizzling with the glaze.