Cranberry Orange Scones

 In Breakfast, Brunch, Cooking with KAKE, Easy, Recipes

 I love the combination of cranberry and orange. The tart and sweet contrast to make anything taste better. 

My homemade cranberry sauce is laced with orange zest and so are these delicious scones. 

I really should call them “cheater” scones because they are so fast and easy and use a trick I pulled from making biscuits- Heavy Cream. I have used this technique to make lemon scones, but I think I like the cranberry orange even more!

There is no cutting of fat into flour like a traditional scone. The heavy cream provides the fat and is simply mixed with the other ingredients to make a simple treat.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These simple cream scones come together in minutes. The tart cranberries and sweet orange zest make these scones a perfect treat!


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest (from 1 Orange)
  • 1 Cup Dried Sweetened Cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream

Orange Glaze

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest (from 1 Orange)
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream


To Make the Scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix orange zest and sugar in a large mixing bowl. I like to use a fork or whisk.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.
  4. Add the dried cranberries and mix.
  5. Add the cream and mix until the dough barely forms a ball. You may still have a little loose flour mixture.
  6. Turn the dough onto a board and incorporate the last bits of flour.
  7. Shape into a ball and flatten into and 8 inch circle.
  8. Using a knife or bench scraper, cut the disc into 8 triangular pieces.
  9. Transfer the cut dough pieces to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 425 for 12-14 minutes until the tops of the scones are starting to brown.
  11. Remove from oven and let the scones cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Top with Orange Glaze.

Orange Glaze:

1. In a small bowl mix powdered sugar, orange zest and heavy cream.

2. Top the slightly cooled scones with the glaze.


    Be gentle with the dough. You do not want to overmix it or the scones will become tough.

    If the glaze is too thick to drizzle, add a little more cream.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

    Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.

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    Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active teens. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. Check out her YouTube Channel or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.

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    • Rose Base

      Marie I made these tonight and they are AMAZING! I was wondering if they would freeze well?
      Thank you and Merry Christmas!

      • Marie Fiebach

        So glad you liked them. Yes- you can freeze them. I recommend warming them up before eating and the glaze melts a little when you reheat them.

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