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Cranberry Scones

November 19, 2016 (Last Updated: November 12, 2020)

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Cranberry scones are perfect for breakfast or a midday break.

A stack of freshly baked cranberry scones

Oh my goodness…..cranberry season is in full swing! I always buy fresh berries and bake up a bundle. But I also throw a few bags directly into the freezer to use when fresh cranberries are no longer available. Fresh is the best, but frozen berries come in a close second.  A plate of scones with a stack of tea cups in the background.

This year I have gone a bit crazy with fresh cranberries. I have bought a few bags every time I’ve gone to the store. I’ve made cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, cranberry nut bars, cranberry sweet rolls and cranberry apple bread.  Every time I open the fridge, there are more cranberries just waiting to be used.

I decided it was time to make cranberry scones. To make these a bit more delicate, I’ve finely chopped the cranberries. I mixed these scones in my food processor. It makes making scones pretty darned easy.

Scones with chopped cranberries on a saucer.

Cranberry scones for breakfast or for a mid-morning snack is a perfect treat!

Don’t forget to PIN for later! Two scones on a china plate.

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Two cranberry scones on a white plate.

Cranberry Scones

Scones made with fresh cranberries.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 369 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream for brushing on scones.


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice or milk


  • Place flour, butter, baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar and salt into a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add cranberries. Pulse until cranberries are chopped.
  • Add 3/4 cup cream. Mix for 15 seconds.
  • Add additional 2 Tablespoons of cream, if needed. Mix 15 seconds or until forms a ball of dough.
  • Remove from food processor onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead 3-4 times making certain everything is well mixed. Form into a large circle, leaving dough about 1 1/2" high.
  • Slice into 8 wedges.
  • Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Wedges should be placed about 1/2" apart,
  • Brush with cream.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • Remove to a cooling rack.
  • While still warm, mix glaze. Mix 2/3 cup powdered sugar and orange juice, or milk in a bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones.


Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 4.5mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword cranberry scones, scones with cranberries
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  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    November 28, 2016 at 4:45 am

    5 stars
    Kathy, these scones look AMAZING! I can’t wait to make these for my Christmas entertaining.

  • Reply
    November 25, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I’ve gone cranberry crazy too this year! I made something similar last week and added white chocolate to them. I bet your recipe would be really good with white chocolate as well.

    • Reply
      November 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Everything is really good with chocolate! White chocolate would go perfectly in these scones. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    November 22, 2016 at 4:33 am

    This would make the perfect Christmas morning breaking! Not too sweet and of course with a cuppa tea! Usually, we have chocolate for breakfast but that probably isn’t the best idea! hehe.

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    Cait Weingartner
    November 22, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I love cranberry scones, but confess, I have never actually made them myself. This recipe, and these amazing photos are about to change that!

    • Reply
      November 22, 2016 at 5:37 am

      I hope you give them a try!

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