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Cranberry Orange Scones with Citrus Glaze

Cranberry Orange Scones with Citrus Glaze

An easy recipe for cranberry orange scones with citrus glaze: prepared with cranberries, orange zest and juice, they're a sweet treat you cant' miss!

06 February, 2017
Average: 1.9 (25 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


55 g
Orange zest
1 tbsp, finely grated
Orange juice
1 tbsp
110 ml
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
1 large
All purpose flour
225 g
Baking powder
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
3 tbsp
75 g
1/2 tbsp, chopped
4 tbsp
Orange juice
2 tbsp


Step 01

For the cranberry orange scones

  • To prepare cranberry orange scones first heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) gas 5.
  • Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  • Whisk together the sugar, orange zest and juice, buttermilk, vanilla and egg until blended.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir in the salt.
  • Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the cranberries and thyme, then add the egg mixture to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
  • Roll or pat out about 1 cm thick. Cut into rounds with a floured cutter.
  • Lightly knead together the trimmings and cut out more rounds. Place well apart on the baking trays.

Step 02

For the citrus glaze

  • Stir together the sugar and orange juice until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Brush the glaze over the scones and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden.
  • Cool the cranberry orange scones on the baking trays for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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