Rating: 4.76 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The cranberry, orange, and walnut combination is perfect for Christmas morning. These scones can be made ahead but should be warmed in the oven to maintain the shortbread-like texture. Serve with tea or mulled cider.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Scones:
Glaze:

Directions

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

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in grated orange zest. Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until butter is the size of small peas. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.

  • Mix 1/2 cup cream and egg in a small bowl until well combined. Add to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon or by hand until just combined and dough comes together. Divide dough in half and form into two 3/4-inch thick circles. Cut each circle in half, and cut each half into 3 triangular-shaped scones. Place scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons heavy cream.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown slightly, 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix confectioners' sugar, orange juice, and orange extract together in a small bowl until completely combined. Drizzle glaze over scones and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 326.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
Great recipe, I made it with frozen cranberries made into a sauce - Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
These are the most amazing scones. I'm American but feel British now. I added extra zest and used Cointreau instead of orange extract because that's what I had. So amazing, thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2020
Very good scones! Slightly salty but excellent nonetheless Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2020
Easy to make wife loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2021
I made these but I didn’t use the food processor. I Mixed the cold butter and flour until it look like cornmeal. Then I added the rest of the ingredients. I added a little less buttermilk, about 3/4 of a cup, and I use 3 tablespoons of orange juice. The recipe doesn’t say how much juice to use just juice from a large orange. I used sanding sugar on the top before I bake them. But I did make the glaze for those who like them a little sweeter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
Very flavorful but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I have a similar recipe but no egg in it. I love the cranberry orange walnut scones! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I just came across this recipe. I can t wait to make these although I will need to wait until next year. I have two under two and it s just not happening this year! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
Love this recipe! I doubled the orange rind. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2021
I liked it. Easy to make. My wife said Make again it`s a keeper. Read More