Heavenly Cranberry Scones

A delightful and easy recipe for scones. This is a bit unusual because it doesn't require milk or egg. The result is a lovely and light scone that's so good it's heavenly!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 scones


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt

  • ½ cup fresh cranberries

  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in yogurt, then cranberries.

  3. Form dough into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Pat down into a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick circle. Sprinkle with sugar and cut into 8 segments.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are slightly crisp and top is browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and redefine the cut marks.

Cook's Notes:

You can use plain yogurt if you prefer instead of vanilla. And if you don't have fresh cranberries, you can use dried cranberries or dried cherries.

This makes a great holiday gift when you make up the dry ingredients and provide the recipe with a bag of cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* 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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