Cranberry Apple Scones


This is a lighter scone version that goes well with a warm drink in the morning and is an easy recipe for kids to try.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup orange-cranberry muffin mix (such as Krusteaz®)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons butter, chilled and diced

  • 1 apple, diced

  • cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Whisk flour, muffin mix, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. Combine apple and dried cranberries together in a bowl; mix into flour mixture.

  4. Beat half-and-half and egg together in a bowl until frothy; slowly stir into flour mixture using a rubber spatula until dough forms. Knead dough 4 to 5 times. Roll dough into a rectangle onto a lightly floured work surface using your hands. Cut rectangle in half diagonally and each half into 4 triangles, making 8 triangles. Arrange triangles on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Whisk egg white and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl; brush over each triangle.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until scones are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
12g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 123mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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