Cranberry Orange Scones

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recipe by Erin H

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Super easy and quick scones with a light, delicate texture. Filled with tart juicy cranberries, orange zest, and orange blossom water for extra flavor. A favorite for holiday brunches and sharing!

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    4.75 cups (616g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ¾ teaspoon (3g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    about ½ cup (102g)
  • Salt icon
    1.25 tsp (7g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    225g (about 1 cup)
  • Orange icon
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    1.5 cups (360ml)
  • Orange blossom water icon
    Orange blossom water
    ¼ teaspoon (1ml)
  • Cranberries icon
    about ¾ cup (83g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    2 tbsp (about 28g)
  • Sugar icon
    1 tbsp (about 13g)


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Whisk together
  5. Add unsalted butter to the dough
  6. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  7. Add orange and buttermilk to the dough
  8. Add orange blossom water to the baking sheet
  9. Add cranberries to the dough and mix
  10. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  11. Cut out
  12. Transfer dough to baking sheet
  13. Brush with unsalted butter
  14. Sprinkle with sugar
  15. Bake - 20 min, 200°C
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