Cranberry Orange Scones

Believe it or not…

Cranberry Orange Scones recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I had never made scones before making these Cranberry Orange Scones.

Cranberry Orange Scones

I’ve always kinda kept my distance from scones.  Not sure exactly why — I guess I had written them off as “too dry” or “flavorless” or even “too difficult to make” (I mean, it is bread, after all).

Man, was I ever wrong!  Scones are super simple to make.  No need to let rise or use yeast — and you can add all sorts of flavor.

Cranberry Orange Scones recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Plus, these scones are moist and fluffy.  Winner!

Cranberry Orange Scones

Think of all the different types of scones you can make, too. I’m thinking chocolate chip, blueberry lemon, cinnamon sugar…

Cranberry Orange Scones recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

What’s your favorite type of scone?

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Cranberry Orange Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These Cranberry Orange Scones are super simple to make. No need to let rise or use yeast -- and you can add all sorts of flavor.
Categories: Bread
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: cranberry orange scones, cranberry orange scones recipes, orange cranberry scones
Servings: 12
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 2 cups plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter chilled and diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 medium orange for zest and 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a large mixing bowl. Add chilled butter and cut into flour mixture until butter resembles pea-sized pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries, orange zest from 1 medium orange and 1/4 cup flour. Stir until cranberries are well coated with the flour, then add to flour and butter mixture and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat together yogurt and egg until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Once all ingredients are combined, knead dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is well-formed, about 1 minute.
  5. Divide dough into two equal portions. Roll each portion into two 6-inch circles at about 3/4-inch thickness. Cut each circle into 6 equal pieces/wedges. Place wedges on 1-2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper, separated by about 1-2 inches. Beat 1 egg with 1 tbsp. milk in small bowl and lightly brush over the tops of the scones right before placing into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool scones on cooling rack.
  6. Drizzle with Sweet Orange Glaze (recipe below), if desired.
  7. To make Sweet Orange Glaze, combine 1-2 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice with 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar until smooth and runny. Add additional orange juice until mixture is loose enough to drizzle, if necessary. Drizzle over scones when they are completely cooled.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 38.3mg13%
Sodium 148.6mg6%
Carbohydrates 36.9g12%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 16.8g19%
Protein 3.8g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

20 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Hi Lacey,

    I would like to make this, but it would be soooo helpful if you could respond to the questions about the eggs that was asked previously.

    Thank you!

  2. The recipe calls for 2 eggs (separated) … what exactly does that mean?

    Does it mean, separate the yoke and the white? … then use both yokes in the dough and the whites for the brush?

    Or does it mean use one whole egg in the dough and the other in the brush?

    1. I don’t think the term “separated” is used correctly. In step 4 it says, “beat together yogurt and [1] egg until light and fluffy.” Then in step 5 it says “Beat 1 egg with 1 tbsp. milk….” Those instructions mean you use a whole egg each time in separate steps instead of separating whites and yolks.

  3. I’m always on the lookout for new scone recipes as it is one of my husband’s favorites and I have made cranberry scones before but not with orange. My question to you is about the eggs in the recipe? Do they not get separated and do both whole eggs get mixed in with the yogurt?

  4. These are the first scones I’ve ever made. My husband just told me that these are the first scones he has ever liked! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. These sounded fantastic! and easy ! One question on your recipe. It calls for 2 eggs separated but in the instructions it just says mix egg w/ yogurt. I assumed it was the egg yolks that went w/ the yogurt? My dough didn’t look quite as gooey as the one pictured. Anyway, just made them and they seemed to have turned out fine. Just wanted to clarify as I definitely would make them again.

  6. I am a big fan of your easy to do scone recipe! Make absolutely yummy scones, better then I have bought at a bakery! One thing I add is trader joe’s orange flavored cranberries! Thanks for your recipe it is divine.

  7. One of my favorite combinations is cranberry and orange, so these scones look awesome to me! They look quite easy and perfect for Christmas Eve morning. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, that looks good. I usually have a terrible time making bread, but I can’t wait to try this!

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