Orange Cranberry Scones Recipe

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Easy Orange Cranberry Scone recipe you’ll love as the fun addition to any tea or breakfast. Perfect for making ahead or eating after being made. 

Orange Cranberry scones

Orange Cranberry Scones recipe

Scones are a delicious treat that are perfect for any time of the day. You can include them with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning or for a mid morning snack. These treats are perfect because they’re not too sweet and allow for a tasty combo to any hot beverage. This recipe is the perfect addition for a hot cup of coffee or for when you need a little something quick to eat with your afternoon tea.

This easy recipe for Orange Cranberry Scones will be the hit of any gathering or the perfect treat for any breakfast. Easy to make with an easy ingredient list, you’ll be amazed at what an easy addition this recipe can be for your pastry book. Enjoy!


Easy Orange Cranberry Scone recipe you'll love as the fun addition to any tea or breakfast. Perfect for making ahead or eating after being made.

What you need to make Orange Cranberry Scones

1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar, divided

1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 tsp teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

5 tbsp cup cold butter

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 teaspoon orange zest

A little milk for brushing the dough


How to make Orange Cranberry Scones

Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and keep aside.


In a bowl, mix the flour, 4 tbsp cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Cut in the cold butter until mixture turns crumbly. Now pour in the buttermilk and mix just until combined. Gently fold in the cranberries and orange zest.


Take out the flour-buttermilk mixture onto a floured surface. Knead it a few times and make it into a 8 inch circle.orangecransco

Using a sharp knife cut the the circle in 8 equal sized wedges.orangecranb4

Place the wedges on the greased cookie sheet. Brush them with milk and sprinkle the 1 tsp sugar.

 orange cranberry scones

Bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes until they turn golden brown.


Let the hot Orange and Cranberry Buttermilk Scones cool down a little on a cooling rack before serving.

orange cranberry scones

Enjoy with a coffee or tea!

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  • Reply Kathleen Kelly

    I love scones and I will definitely be saving this recipe!
    Thank you for sharing!

    May 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Lynne B

    I love this combination of flavors! I will have to try your recipe.

    April 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply DENISE LOW

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I will have to try this one out on the family

    April 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Elaine Buonsante

    I started baking with cranberries last Christmas and I just love the tartness and flavour. I’m going to make these scones this week when we have out of town company. Thank you for sharing.

    December 15, 2016 at 2:08 am
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I most definitely would love to try the Orange Cranberry Scones. I think it is a fine plate, of which it’s on my menu later next week.

    December 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Renee Walters

    Those look absolutely delicious! My eldest daughter is a chef and baker. I am going to ask her to make these!

    December 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Marie Cole

    I love scones and these seem perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

    November 2, 2016 at 6:22 am
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I love the flavor combinations in these scones. This is a recipe I shall want to try soon.

    September 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Leslie Crosbie

    My 12yr old daughter loves baking and trying new recipes! Scones is something we haven’t attempted yet, but will soon!

    September 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Erin A

    This looks so good! Bad idea to read this with pregnancy cravings though because now I have to head to the store for ingredients! No will power…

    September 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    Great flavors in this recipe. I’ve never made scones myself.

    September 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Ali Otwell

    Orange/cranberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations! And it’s been ages since I thought about scones… so some scones might be in order this week! 🙂 Thanks for posting!

    September 20, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Christina Skinner

    These look amazing!!! I love anything cranberry.

    September 19, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Lexy Overstreet Broome

    Mmm! I’ve never tried to make scones before but I really like them. These recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    September 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Yummo!! These sound AMAZING!! And so easy too!! I think I may make these for a bridal shower brunch we are having in a month!! They would be perfect!

    September 19, 2016 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Dandi D

    I haven’t made scones in a really long time, but these look delicious so I’m going to have to try them!

    September 19, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    I have to go to the store to get the dried cranberries and the buttermilk as well as the orange to make this recipe but I am definitely making this.

    September 19, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Heather W

    I love getting a good scone for my Sunday breakfast. But I have always been intimidated with making my own – but this recipe looks simple enough!

    September 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Amy Hall

    You had me at the word scones…

    September 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Jana Williams

    Wow These Scones Look Delicious but I Absolutely Love Scones! We Used to Have a Tea House Near Where I Live and I used to Get Cucumber Sandwiches, Scones, & Hot Tea but They Closed So No More Delicious Scones for Me! I Have Never Tried to Make Them but it Sounds Simple Enough! Thanks So Much for Sharing, Have a Great Evening! – Jana

    September 18, 2016 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Anel

    Yum! I’ve never made scones, and now I’m intrigued! Pinning!

    September 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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