Sweet Cranberry Orange Scones

Sweet Cranberry Orange Scones

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These dense little scones will delight your pallet with their rich buttery texture and intense cranberry-orange essence. Topped with an orange zest, sugary glaze, each bite of these Cranberry Orange Scones packs a powerful fruity flavor that is great for a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack. Indulge and treat yourself to this wonderful sweet pastry recipe. You may find yourself craving them more often than you think.

Notes


Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time40 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; whisk well.

  3. Grate the butter; using fingers, work into flour mixture. In a small bowl whisk sour cream and egg; blend into flour mixture, with hands, until well combined. Fold in cranberries.

  4. On a lightly floured surface shape dough into a ball and flatten into a 6" mound.

  5. Slice, like a pie, into 8 pieces and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

  6. For the Glaze:

  7. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter.

  8. Add remaining ingredients, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and spoon desired amount over scones.

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Can I use some whole wheat flour in your scone recipe? I think this dessert sounds like something I want on a lazy weekend morning when we want a sweet treat to go with our bacon for brunch. I love late morning meals on the weekend when you can combine sweet and salty dishes to satisfy all of your cravings.

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