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Cranberry Scones

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I’ve been loving the fact that fresh cranberries are available right now, so I’ve been looking for reasons to bake and cook with them. A couple weekends ago, we had one of those rare weekends where we didn’t have much going on, so I decided to make hubby and I a nice breakfast. I realized it had been a while since I last made scones, and with half a bag of fresh cranberries sitting in the fridge as my inspiration, I decided to change up my favorite scone recipe. The result was a perfectly fluffy and festive scone – a definite keeper, especially for the upcoming holidays!

For the topping:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

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Cut the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces, and using a pastry blender, incorporate it into the dry ingredients.

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In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half and half, and vanilla extract.

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Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and then fold in the cranberries. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead to combine.

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Separate the dough into halves. Shape each half of dough into a circle, and then cut each half into four wedges. Pull the wedges apart just a bit and then brush with the milk. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar.

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Place the pan of scones in the freezer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Then, remove the scones from the freezer and put them right in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

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Posted by on November 2, 2010.

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35 Responses

  1. So funny… I was just looking at a Cranberry Scone recipe last night. Great minds think alike 🙂 They look good! I don’t know if I’ve seen the fresh cranberries at my market yet. Will have to take a peek!

    by Lori @ RecipeGirl on Nov 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

  2. these are so vibrant and beautiful!

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Nov 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

  3. I love scones, but I’ve never tried making them. I will definitely have to do so soon! Perhaps this weekend…

    by Small Town Runner Karen on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

  4. What deliciously perfect scones! The cranberries popping out make them irresistible.



    by heather on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

  5. Very nice scones. I am a huge fan of scones with fresh fruit. Love the cranberry idea.

    by Delishhh on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

  6. These look so delicious Tracy. And I really love that pop of color from the cranberries.

    by Eliana on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:58 am

  7. I love these! Cranberry scones are amazing.

    by Katrina on Nov 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

  8. I almost bought a bad last night, now I am inspired.

    by Jennifurla on Nov 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm

  9. So adorable and colorful! looks yummy too 🙂

    by Dee D. on Nov 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  10. I haven’t baked scones in a while. Thanks for the reminder. I also love the idea to add the fresh cranberries. They look fabulous.

    by My Kitchen in the Rockies on Nov 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

  11. Oh yummy! I have never made scones before but these look delicious, I may have to try them. 🙂

    by Tracy on Nov 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

  12. Tracy, these look SO good! I can just taste the cranberry tartness. I’m going to make these tonight so we can have them for breakfast tomorrow! *hits print*

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Nov 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever had fresh cranberries before, but these scones look just delightful 🙂

    by Sheena on Nov 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

  14. I don’t know why but cranberries don’t seem to be a big ingredient down this way but I’m anxious to find some and pop them into scones….lovely! cheers kari

    by make my day on Nov 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm

  15. Ooh, I love scones. Those look great. Love the red in them.

    by Katrina on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm

  16. Those are incredibly beautiful! Bookmarked!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

    by Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm

  17. What beautiful crunchy topped little scones. These look like an ideal breakfast.

    by Lisa on Nov 3, 2010 at 2:22 am

  18. beautiful!
    cathyb. @ brightbakes

    by Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am

  19. These look wonderful! Scones are my favorite! I’m bookmarking this one

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:14 am

  20. Oh..I LOVE cranberries in baked goodness.. and scones are becoming a new fav to make! Thanks.. I will be making these soon!

    by Amy on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

  21. Hard to believe but I have never made scones which is strange because I love them. Yours look wonderful. I love the idea of cranberries in them; they must give them a wonderful sweetness and tanginess:)

    by Raina on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

  22. Gorgeous and I would LOVE one for breakfast! 🙂

    by Jenny Flake on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:39 am

  23. I love the bright dots of red in these scones!

    by Maria on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

  24. These look so good, Tracy! Perfect for fall, too.

    by Susan on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

  25. Love it! Loving the cranberries in the scone. It makes so tasty and looks so pretty with the burst of color.

    by naomi on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

  26. Love cranberry orange scones, so will try these, maybe replacing a little of the half and half with some orange juice and adding some orange peel. Thanks

    by Sherry on Nov 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  27. They are in the freezer waiting to be baked..I can hardly wait! I am going to put a light glaze on half of them..YUM!!

    by amy on Nov 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  28. Ooooh my. Cranberries… scones… such a good idea.
    I am pretty sure I will be making these this weekend. Yup. And some weekends to come, definitely.

    by Alicia on Nov 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  29. Oh yum! I was just seduced at the grocery store last night by the bright pop of the fresh cranberries and had to get a bag. Now I know what I’ll be making with them. I think I’m going to try the cranberry-orange version. Mmmmmm.

    by Sarah on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

  30. I would be tempted to make a quadruple batch of these to make sure I always had some in the freezer. Gorgeous!

    by Cookin' Canuck on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

  31. *sigh*

    the cranberries haven’t made it this far south I guess, but when they do….this post will be bookmarked and waiting!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Nov 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

  32. These look sooooo good! 🙂

    by Ingrid on Nov 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

  33. These are gorgeous! I love that they use fresh cranberries (as opposed to dried).

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Nov 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

  34. I love that you threw in some cranberries into this recipe! I absolutely love cranberries during the holiday season. I know I would devour one of these in a matter of seconds!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Nov 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm

  35. Yum! I love fresh cranberries almost as much as I love pumpkin. This really is my favorite time of the year! Love these scones… They are stunning!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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