Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones


"A quick basic scone recipe with traditional holiday ingredients ... great treat for Christmas morning! Serve warm with butter and tea!"


40 m servings 211 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss cranberries with sugar; add to flour mixture along with orange peel and nuts. Mix lightly.
  4. In another bowl, beat together cream and egg; slowly pour into dry ingredients, mixing with rubber scraper until dough forms. Knead dough 4 or 5 times, being careful not to over handle. Divide dough in half. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Shape each half into a 6 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place scones on lightly greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 151 Ratings


This is a PERFECT recipe. Don't be confused by the instructions to knead the batter. I think the author just means to mix the berries and nuts well. Instead, I dropped rounded spoonfuls on a ...

I substituted 1/2 cup plain yogurt for the half and half cream so they were not a liquidy as some people may have found. I also added white chocolate to the center. My roomates can't wat until ...

I hate to give a bad rating for this recipe because it looks so yummy and has potential, but it was an absolute disaster! The recipe calls for way too much cream and not enough flour. My "doug...

This was so good. I used dried cranberries instead of fresh, delicious. I also used sliced almonds instead of walnuts. Instead of half and half, I used one cup of vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup o...

As other people mentioned, I had to add some extra flour because the dough was too sticky. I also used dried cranberries (5 ounce bag) as fresh ones were out of season. I added a little water to...

We're big scones fans around here and these were excellent. I did add a touch more flour, though scones make a sticky dough. I also drizzled an orange glaze over them when slightly cooled to mak...

I never made scones before, but I found the dough to be a bit fussy. I had to add more flour to make it a workable dough to roll. I rolled it into a 10 inch circle and cut it into 12 wedges wi...

Made these for Thanksgiving. The dough was extremely sticky, however with additional flour it was just fine. I omitted the nuts and used craisins instead of fresh cranberries. A real hit. My...

yummy, flavorful, especially around Christmas! Only, the dough IS too sticky to think about kneading.