Cranberries and oranges are an absolute match made in food heaven. This flavour combo just works. It really works. So when you pair these two up in a light, tender and flakey cranberry scone, drizzled with a sweet orange glaze, you are sure to have a keeper. That's right, cranberry scones with orange glaze, you are a keeper.
I just love this time of year, when cranberries are in season and there is just an abundance of fresh cranberries at the local grocery store. Scones are probably one of my favourite way to use them up as we are nearing the end of season. They give typical scones a little tangy kick that goes oh so well with the orange glaze on top.
How to Make Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze
If you haven't made scones before, you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that it is so easy to put together. You can quickly gather your ingredients and prepare the scones in about 20 minutes before you are ready to pop them into the oven. Seriously, that’s all the time you need to bring these scones to life, which means that you can even decide to bake these on the morning of, and be enjoying them with a cup of coffee or tea within the hour! AND you don't even need a fancy KitchenAid mixer to do it.
So how do you make these? Simple.
- Combine the dry ingredients and cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Fold in the cranberries.
- Combine the liquid ingredients and pour them into your batter.
- Roll the dough out, cut into triangles, brush with an egg wash and bake.
- Make the orange glaze and drizzle on top of cooled scones.
Well, what are you waiting for? If you are a scone lover, then these are the perfect treat for you while fresh cranberries are in season (or any time, really, since you could even use frozen cranberries if you must!). They are make the perfect addition to your table at your next brunch. You seriously need these in your life!