Orange Cranberry Scones



There are time when challenges are due and I get excited about it coming up, just like how I felt for the current month for the AtoZ Challenge, hosted by Vidya and Jolly. Even though I haven’t done all alphabets due to many reasons, PinI love participating in this challenge a lot. You can find all posts related to this challenge in this tag. This month, the alphabet in question is O and the ingredient I have chosen for this challenge is “Orange”. Now, thanks to Covid and all the talks about how good Vit C can be for the virus, oranges and Vit C effervescents have suddenly become in so much demand, and expensive as well. Hehe…


I have always loved oranges, just to eat it like that or in desserts, most of the time. Be it this self-saucing pudding, these yogurt popsicles, these yummy biscottis or these delicious pancakes, I have loved every thing I have made with this versatile fruit. If you need more orange options, all you need to do is type orange in the search box and see the rest of the recipes the blog will throw out. 🙂 I am adding one more to my list of favorite orange sweet treats with these scones.




It had been ages since I had made scones, and I have been dreaming about making some orange scones. There was also this small batch of cranberries, that was begging me to show its end. Aren’t there times when we buy ingredients thinking we will cook something with them and they stay in the pantry, awaiting their fate till they are almost expired or sometimes already expired! So the dream and the cranberries combined together in this delicious scones that got backed one evening over chai.


I have used the whole orange into the scone, to give it maximum orange flavor. The cranberries give it a much needed sweet n sour bite  and the sprikling of brown sugar on top gives it a very nice crunch. I love scones, since it comes together very quickly. If you don’t have to wait for butter to melt, then isn’t it easier! 😉 Also, you can eat it warm out of the oven! There is no need to wait for it to cool, like you would do for cakes. It was totally a bake that I really loved. A few of them went to my friend Faiza as well, and she said she enjoyed them, Alhamdulillah. 🙂 Off to the recipe…





4.91 from 10 votes

Orange Cranberry Scones

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour refer notes
  • 85 gm cold butter cubed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of one big orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet and keep ready.
  • In a food processor, add all the dry ingredients along with the butter, and blitz till the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add in the orange zest, orange juice, egg and milk and blitz till the mixture comes together.
  • Gather onto the prepared baking sheet. Add the cranberries and bring the dough together. Pat into a 30 cm diameter round and cut into 8 slices.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Bake for 15 minutes. Grill the top for two minutes.
  • Serve warm with a cup of coffee!


If the mixture feels sticky, add a tbsp of flour at a time just till the dough feels fine, do not add too much flour. Additional flour maybe needed depending upon how much orange juice has been added.
You can skip the egg to make it eggless. In this case, start with 2 cups of flour and then add more if necessary.
To add some flavor, you can sprinkle some cinnamon along with the brown sugar.

Join the Conversation

  1. We love scones! Orange and cranberry always remind me of holidays :–)) Save this for the coming holiday season.

  2. orange gives a lovely color in bakes, this looks perfect with a cup of black tea..yummy!

  3. looks absolutely delish rafee!!

  4. 5 stars
    I love desserts with orange flavour. The cranberries add the tanginess. Nice. combination . The scones look too good.

  5. 5 stars
    Its been ages since I too have baked any scones. Now, you’re tempting me to bake them soon. Such a wonderful combination orange and cranberries. They do pair well. Love the refreshing taste that orange adds to a bake.

  6. 5 stars
    Scones must burst out with citrus flavour. Loved this orange cranberry combination. Lovely share for the theme.

  7. 5 stars
    I have been fascinated by scones ever since I read about them in Enid Blyton’s books, as a child. Never had a chance to try them out, though. I’m glad to see your recipe for these brilliant-looking scones – with the citrus notes going in, what’s to not love?! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Scones looks super tempting. I love different types of scones. But never tried with orange and cranberry. I would love to try it soon.

  9. 4 stars
    loving the speckled look of the scones.. and imagining the flavour of orange with cranberry.. my little one would defly love this..

  10. Vidya Narayan says:

    5 stars
    Rafee, I must say your friend Faiza is lucky to have tasted these delish looking scones. I absolutely love orange in bakes and the aroma wafting while baking citrus fruits is so so good. Combo of orange and cranberries that are slightly tart make a great match.

  11. You know every time I hear the word Scone, it takes me back to my childhood and Enid Blyton books. Then I always wondered what Scones would be like and your recipe triggered exactly the same memory and made me feel all warm and fuzzy. I really would like to try this recipe just for that.

  12. Wow thats such a flavorful bake, I can imagine the citrus aroma that comes while baking . The scones looks absolutely delicious and now you have tempted me to bake some soon.

  13. Anshu Agrawal says:

    Can imagine the beautiful flavor of these scones, orange and cranberry a match made in heaven. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee. Beautifully captured too 👍

  14. 5 stars
    Orange cranberry scones looks so flavorful delicious. Love the combination of orange and cranberry. Perfect dessert to enjoy anytime

  15. I love scones! Such a delicious combo you used orange and cranberries. I always loved the refreshing taste on my baking too. Now, you’re tempting me to bake them soon. Awesome share!

  16. 5 stars
    I love Citrus flavor in my bakes. This orange and cranberry scone sounds so delectable and flavorful !

  17. 5 stars
    Rafeeda, you have set my spring menu perfectly, though I may start with it right away. I love both oranges and cranberries so I dodnt know how i will resist this.

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