Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange Scones

I pretty much like anything with an orange flavor, and these scones are no exception. This recipe combines the great flavor of orange with dried cranberries. These scones go great with a cup of tea or coffee, or just as a snack.

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon orange juice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place sugar and zest in a food processor; pulse 2 or 3 times to combine. Add flour, baking powder and salt; pulse to combine. Scatter butter pieces over flour mixture and pulse until butter is incorporated with a few larger pieces remaining. Add cranberries and pulse once or twice, just to mix.

Transfer flour mixture to a large bowl. Pour heavy cream on top and stir with a fork until just combined; do not overmix. Line an 8-inch round baking pan with plastic wrap. Press dough into pan to form an even layer. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured countertop, carefully peel off plastic wrap and cut dough into 12 even wedges with a sharp knife. Place scones on baking sheets. Bake until light golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool scones on a wire rack.

Make glaze: Stir sugar and juice in a small bowl with a fork. Add more sugar to thicken or orange juice to thin if necessary. Drizzle glaze over scones and let stand 10 minutes to set.

Nutritional Information
Amount per Serving
Calories: 223
Fat: 12g
Saturated fat: 8g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrate: 25g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Sodium: 178mg


Mike @ Semi Sweet said...

I love orange and cranberry combos! These scones look delicious!

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Ann Jones said...

Cranberry orange scones are one of my favorites. They are great with a glass of tea in the afternoon. Beautiful photo!