These scones are flaky, buttery, orange flavored, with a pang of tangy cranberry! These orange scones taste great all year long!The finished bow is the tasty icing with such crunchy course sugar!

Scones are one of the best English desserts! This tasty treat is often found in a bakery. With this easy guide you can make great tasting scones all the time! This recipe will never fail you! Good luck…

Every little bit of this scone is worth the effort. Why? Because…

  • It has a crumbly edges
  • A soft and slightly caked center
  • The browned crusty exterior
  • The flavorful orange
  • The big PANG of tangy cranberries
  • The bow that will tie it all together: The drizzle of icing on top

Are you drooling yet?

How to make these scones?

Easy! First you combine cold wet ingredients. Then in another bowl you combine the dries. Finally add the cranberries and gently knead. Cut into wedges and chill. Before baking, brush the scones with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. This adds a bakery-style crunch and lovely golden sheen.

Watch the video to see how it’s made:

Unlocking Success: The baking key

I read a lot about scones and so many people say that everything needs to be frozen and cold. I found out that you want you ingredients cold, but chilling it Half a hour works great too. There is no need to freeze butter and chill your rolling pin 🙂

These are too good!! I love them for breakfast

Good luck:

Orange Cranberry Scones

These scones are flaky, buttery, orange flavored, with a pang of tangy cranberry! These orange scones taste great all year long!The finished bow is the tasty icing with such crunchy course sugar!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Servings 8
Calories 300 kcal


For the Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour Plus a bit more
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1/2 cup whole milk+ 1 tsp vinegar see note
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries see note

For the topping

  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp course sugar

For the Glaze :

  • 1-4 tbsp orange juice see note
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest together in a large bowl. Rub the zest in. Add in your cold butter and rub it until it is a coarse powder.
  • In a seperate bowl or liquid measuring cup combine your milk, vinegar (see note), egg and vanilla. Stir well.
  • Add in your liquid to your dry ingredients and mix until it forms a dough. Add in your cranberries and gently fold them into the dough. Roll the dough into a 8 in disk and cut it into 8 wedges.
    Chill the wedged dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Before baking, brush with some heavy cream and sprinkle with course sugar.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F or 200°C and bake on the middle rack for 22-27 minutes
  • Make the icing: Combine the sugar and juice to make a thick yet runny icing and drizzle it on your scones. Let them cool (or dig in now) to enjoy these tasty treat!


Store: At room temperature in a air tight container
Milk+Vinegar: Instead of these two, just use 1/2 cup fo buttermilk 
Cranberries: You can replace the fresh cranberries with frozen or dried. Please note that the texture may change if you use dried cranberries. 
Orange juice: I use fresh. You can use store bought OJ if you’d like
Watch the video for help! Good luck!
Keyword cranberry scone, orange cranberry scone, orange scones
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  3. Megan says:

    5 stars
    I had these treats for breakfast this morning with my coffee. They were exquisite. Reminded me of my grandmother’s scones. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! I am so happy that you like them!

  4. 5 stars
    So yummy 😋 thanks

  5. Okowawa says:

    5 stars
    Me likes this

  6. 5 stars
    This is such an easy to follow recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I am so glad you like it 🙂

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