Zingy Orange Cranberry Scones

Are you ready to embark on a delightful baking journey? These Zingy Orange Cranberry Scones are a burst of flavor and a perfect choice for a cozy morning. Imagine a crisp outer layer, giving way to a soft and tender interior that’s adorned with tangy cranberries and a zesty orange essence. These scones not only tantalize your taste buds but also fill your kitchen with an irresistible aroma, making your morning truly special.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work it into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the dried cranberries and orange zest.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Pour this into the dry mixture and gently combine, just until the dough comes together.
  6. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it a few times until it’s cohesive.
  7. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut the circle into wedges.
  8. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush the tops with the beaten egg, and bake for 15-18 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  9. Once baked, let the scones cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 8 scones

These Zingy Orange Cranberry Scones combine the zesty freshness of oranges with the delightful pop of cranberries, creating a treat that’s perfect for breakfast or a cozy snack.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 240 kcal, Total fat – 12g, Carbohydrates – 30g, Protein – 4g

Make your mornings memorable with these Zingy Orange Cranberry Scones. Each bite is a harmonious blend of citrusy brightness and fruity indulgence. Whether enjoyed with your favorite hot beverage or as a delightful accompaniment to your brunch spread, these scones will surely bring a smile to your face. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a homemade delight that’s made with love and the finest ingredients. Happy baking!

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