Cranberry Orange Scones


Sweet orange and tart cranberry make the perfect flavor combo in these golden brown scones.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
8 scones

Dig into soft, flaky cranberry orange scones for a lusciously sweet start to your day. These fruity treats are made with buttermilk and other pantry-friendly ingredients that create a wonderfully light texture that's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

How to Make Cranberry Orange Scones

These tender scones dotted with dried cranberries and orange zest are surprisingly easy to master. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter, and orange zest in a food processor, pulsing until butter is pea-sized. Slowly pour in buttermilk and orange juice, then mix in dried cranberries. Roll dough out to 1-inch thickness and cut it into triangles before baking at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

While the scones are baking, combine orange juice and powdered sugar to make the glaze. Remove the scones from the oven, allow them to cool for five minutes, then drizzle with glaze before serving.

How to Store Cranberry Orange Scones

Scones are best enjoyed the same day they're baked, but they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two days. Refrigerate them for up to a week. Reheat in the oven or in the microwave.

Can You Freeze Cranberry Orange Scones?

Yes, you can freeze baked, unglazed scones for up to three months. After cooling completely, place them in a shallow, airtight container or freezer bag for best results.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Turned out delicious," says reviewer Nonna. "I added slivered almonds and raw sugar on top. Will make it again."

"Overall good recipe," says home cook Todd. "Definitely cut the buttermilk to 1/2 cup. The amount of orange juice I used in the batter was just under 1/3 cup (75ml)."

"I've made these four times with consistent results," shares one Allrecipes user. "I like it so much that I've used the base recipe to experiment with new recipes! The trick with the stickiness of the dough is to flour your hands and your surface. I don't use a rolling pin, just press it into shape with your hands."

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 orange, zested

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled

  • cup Original Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest. Cut butter into small cubes and cut into mixture until coarse and crumbly. Stir in Almond Breeze Almondmilk and orange juice, then fold in the cranberries.

  3. On a floured surface, knead dough until it just comes together. Pat into a 1-inch round, cut into 8 wedges and place on a baking sheet. Brush tops with Almond Breeze Almondmilk, sprinkle with sugar and bake until golden brown for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* 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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