Found this recipe online and tweaked it a little to make it "more orangey." It's very easy and so good! The scones come out with a wonderful texture.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
5 mins
30 mins
8 scones


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with cooking spray.

  • Mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter. Mix in orange zest.

  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Whisk orange juice, egg, and vinegar together and pour into the flour mixture. Stir until moistened and sticky.

  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a 6x8-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle into 4 squares; cut each square diagonally into 8 triangles. Arrange scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Make the orange glaze while the scones are baking. Mix 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and orange juice until thick and smooth; glaze should drip slowly off the back of a spoon. Mix in orange zest.

  • Dunk warm scones in the glaze to fully coat the tops. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you like less orange flavor, add less zest. If you want more orange flavor, add more.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 38.6mg; sodium 177.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
The icing was too runny. I tried adding more sugar but it was still not thickened. The taste is fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
For the scone, I used at least 1 1/4 cup flour. Keep adding until the dough sticks together. For the glaze, I used only 2 Tbl. granular sugar, 1 Tbl. orange juice, and 3/4 tsp. orange zest. Rolled it into a circle about 8 inches and cut into 8 wedges. I made it for my pastor & think he will love it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great taste! Proportions for the glaze are definitely off. Stated amount of sugar and juice comes out super super runny. Updated recipe would get 5 stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'm an experienced baker but have never made scones! I love citrus so I decided to give this recipe a try. The dough was extremely sticky and the scones were difficult to transfer to the baking sheet but they turned out incredibly light with a little crust on the bottom. The only thing I added was a pinch of salt to the glaze and extra zest throughout. Delish! Read More