Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze

When looking for a quick, delicious, sweet, citrusy, cranberry-filled treat for breakfast, look no further than these Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze. These scones are definitely something special! Made simply with just a few ingredients, and stuffed full of dried cranberries and citrusy orange zest, and finished with just a subtle touch of warming spice… Seriously, SO good. Oh, and the best part about them is that they are actually super easy to make! Enjoy them warm, right out of the oven, drizzled generously with a homemade cardamom glaze and you will have a breakfast treat that everyone will love! These scones are truly the perfect bake to have during the Fall and Winter months, but to be honest…they are absolutely delicious all year round!

four scones on a cooling rack with three beside, a glass of milk, bowl of cranberries, and flowers behind

About The Recipe

To me, I can’t think of a better way to start your mornings than a warm, freshly baked scone. There’s just something about a homemade scone coming straight out of the oven..it’s aromatic, they’re always gorgeous, and they taste 10x better than anything you could buy!

Oh, and you can literally do anything with them. We deiced to branch out and try new flavors with these orange and cranberry scones.

They were a total success!

seven scones on a marble counter with cranberries, cardamom pods, and a gold spoon

But, to be honest, what’s not to love? You have orange zest and cranberries baked into a flaky, sweet biscuit, then finished with a cardamom glaze… They practically scream classic Winter and Fall flavors!

And they taste just as good as they sound. Nothing is too overpowering and each element balances each other out just perfectly.

In every bite you just a well rounded, sweet but not-too-sweet, flaky, delicious burst of flavor. I could eat a whole batch of these by myself!

That is…if my brother doesn’t get to them before I do.

I think he might like them even more! I could barely finish taking photos before he was coming and snatching some off the scene!

three scones stacked on a wire cooling rack with a gold spoon, more scones behind, and a glass of milk

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

For The Scones:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Orange Zest
  • Butter
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
eggs, dried cranberries, butter, baking powder, salt, sugar, vanilla, orange zest, baking soda, milk, and flower on a marble counter

For The Glaze:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Ground Cardamom
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
powdered sugar, vanilla, ground cardamom, and milk in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest.

Grate in the butter and gently stir it in with your hands. Be careful not to squish it! Just lightly toss because you want to keep your butter intact.

Gently fold in the dried cranberries. Set aside.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.

Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold in until well combined.

Place the dough onto a lightly floured piece of parchment and roll about to an inch thick. Cut into circles and place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat this process until no more dough remains.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until lightly browed.

nine baked orange cranberry scones on a sheet pan

While the scones cool, let’s make the glaze! Combine sifted powdered sugar, ground cardamom, vanilla, and milk in a small bowl. Mix together until smooth and well combined.

Drizzle the scones with the glaze and serve!

How To Store

Once the scones have cooled and the glaze has set, you can store them in a sealable freezer safe bag and keep in either the fridge or freezer. To reheat, you can simply place in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy a scone that’s just as good as the day you baked it!

three orange cranberry scones stacked with a gold spoon and glass of milk

Expert Tips

  • Make sure the butter is cold before grating!
  • Be careful not to overwork the dough when re-rolling.
  • Bake them on a lined baking sheet for even browning.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!
  • You don’t have to cut them into circles if you don’t want to. You can easily do squares or triangles!

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four scones on a cooling rack with three beside, a glass of milk, bowl of cranberries, and flowers behind

Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze

Traci
Sweet, citrusy, with a subtle hint of spice. These Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze are the perfect way to start your mornings!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Servings 10
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
 

Scones

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • ¾ cup cranberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Scones

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and orange zest.
  • Grate butter into flour mixture.
  • Lightly toss together.
  • Add cranberries. Stir gently to distribute.
  • Add egg mixture.
  • Stir gently until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out.
  • Using a sharp cutter, cut out shapes.
  • Gently gather and re-roll scraps.
  • Place scones on prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Glaze

  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and cardamom.
  • Beat in milk and vanilla.

Notes

Expert Tips:
  • Make sure the butter is cold before grating!
  • Be careful not to overwork the dough when re-rolling.
  • Bake them on a lined baking sheet for even browning.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!
  • You don't have to cut them into circles if you don't want to. You can easily do squares or triangles!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 317mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 605IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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