Based on the traditional Scottish biscuits, these scones are packed with cranberries and crunchy pecans. You may add food coloring to the glaze if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 scones
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Combine 3/4 cup milk and vinegar in a bowl; let stand until milk is curdled, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender. Smooth remaining butter clumps with hands; stir in milk mixture, cranberries, and pecans. Knead until dough comes together in a ball.

  • Place dough onto a floured work surface. Roll out with a rolling pin to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into long, 2-inch wide strips with a sharp knife; cut strips into triangles. Transfer to the baking sheet. Brush tops with egg white.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl; mix until combined. Drizzle over scones.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.7mg 3% DV; sodium 119mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2017
Great scone recipe hubby and I went back for seconds. I used frozen cranberries instead of dried walnuts instead of pecans as I had none pastry flour as I am trying to use it up and almond milk. I did need to add a splash of milk to get the dough to the consistency I wanted. We will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
The only thing I did differently was toast my pecans and add a bit of orange zest other than that followed recipe as written. These were delicious light and fluffy with a wonderful flavor. Will be making again for Christmas morning to go with our coffee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2017
These scones have excellent flavor and texture well worth making. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2017
I added cinnamon and used brown sugar instead of white. I also added flaxseed ground up in place of 1/2 c flour. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
Really yummy great texture easy to make and way too easy to eat! I made mine without berries & nuts and they were terrific. Only (slight) change I made was to grate solid butter in rather than chopping it up and I added some cinnamon in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2020
The batter was TOO wet after adding the milk so I added at least a cup more of flour. I decided to stop trying to make it stiff enough to roll out. So I ended up dropping heaping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and flatten it slightly before cooking. I forgot to do the egg white but it was ok. I did add 1/2 cup white chocolate chips to the mix. Lastly, making the glaze took a bit more milk than the recipe says. I shared them with my neighbors and everyone lived them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2020
Delicious - my first attempt at scones. I added orange zest, and used some left over toasted pecans from a previous recipe. Instead of the glaze I sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar. I put some extra chopped pecans on a few of them for fun, but they got a little too toasty. I will eat them, but maybe won't do that again. Read More
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