Cranberry-Lemon Scones

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Freeze: 20 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins 375°F

Cranberry-Lemon Scones

Directions

  1. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon peel. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cranberries. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. In a small bowl combine milk and sour cream. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Do not over mix.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough about 6 to 8 strokes or until nearly smooth. Place dough on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a lightly floured rolling pin or floured hands, roll or pat into a 10-inch circle, that is 3/4-inch thick. Cover and freeze for 20 minutes or until dough is firm enough to cut; cut into 8 to 12 wedges, but do not separate wedges.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; drizzle with powdered sugar icing and sprinkle with lemon peel.

Powdered Sugar Icing

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency.
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Nutrition Facts (Cranberry-Lemon Scones)

  • Per serving:
  • 533 kcal ,
  • 26 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 7 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 66 mg chol. ,
  • 651 mg sodium ,
  • 71 g carb. ,
  • 2 g fiber ,
  • 27 g sugar ,
  • 7 g pro.
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37 Ratings
1080 Days Ago
I use craisins and soak them in hot Amaretto for about 1/2 hr. I also add white chocolate chips to this which sends it waaaaay over the top! I don't totally freeze the dough, just enough to harden it slightly. Much easier to cut that way.
1153 Days Ago
Fresh or Dried cranberries?
1273 Days Ago
How can I cut the amount of carbs. This recipe which sounds so good has 71 carbs, which is more than I'm allowed for a meal. (2-3 carbs for breakfast, 4 carbs each for lunch and dinner. Love scones but can't have them very often.
Christine Marino 1274 Days Ago
These are very delicious and light although a bit messy to make. One circle is too big, next time I'll make two. if you use a pizza cutter to make the cuts, there is no need to freeze the dough before cutting. For the icing I used fresh lemon juice.

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