• Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones

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    Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones
    Prep: 25 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 8
    by Joyce Leung
    6 recipes
    A quick recipe for beginners and very easy to make home made scones.


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ¼ -inch pieces and chilled
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • ¾ cup dried cranberries
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh orange zest


    1. 1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. 2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add orange zest to butter and add butter to flour mixture. Mix butter into the flour with hands until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few slightly larger butter lumps. Stir in the cranberries. Stir in the cream with a rubber spatula until the dough begins to form, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    3. 3. Turn the dough and any flour bits out onto a floured counter and knead until it forms a rough, slightly sticky ball, 5 – 10 seconds. Press the dough into a 9-inch cake pan. Flip the dough out of the pan onto the counter or cutting board, and cut into 8 wedges.
    4. 4. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the scone tops a lightly golden brown, 12 – 15 minutes, rotating the pan half way through baking. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    5. Adapted from The American’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book.

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    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      These were really tasty. I confess that I love scones with coffee...and these were a perfect match.

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