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Orange Glazed Cranberry Scones

Orange Glazed Cranberry Scones are light, fluffy cranberry orange scones with apricots and an orange icing drizzle.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry scones, glazed cranberry scones, orange glaze
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 16 scones
Calories 230kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 240g
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50g
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest divided
  • 5 tablespoons chilled, unsalted butter, sliced to 1/4-inch pieces 70g
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries (preferably fresh, but you can use frozen or dried as well) 135g
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 65g
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 230ml
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, divided 43g
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 175g
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the orange zest. Using two knives or a pastry blender, quickly cut in the cold butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Stir in cranberries and apricots, then add cream. With a rubber spatula or fork, stir until dough begins to form.
  • Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, shape each half into a 7" disc. The dough will be sticky. You can sprinkle it with a little extra flour, if needed. Using a floured knife or bench scraper, cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Brush with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Bake 13-16 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the orange glaze. Place powdered sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon orange zest , 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons orange juice in a medium bowl. Stir until smooth. Add more juice, if needed. Pour glaze into 1 quart resealable food storage bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to drizzle icing over scones. Store in airtight container. They will keep for several days or freeze for longer life.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg