Cranberry-Pear Scones

Serve the perfectly tender and flaky scones with a schmear of homemade maple butter.

Cranberry-Pear Scones stacked with pink gift bag
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 scones


  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, cut up

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • ½ cup finely chopped pear

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • Coarse sugar

  • 1 recipe Maple Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cranberries, pear, and walnuts. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

  2. In a small bowl combine eggs, cream, and vanilla bean paste. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Divide in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into six wedges.

  4. Place wedges 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush with additional cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 20 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Package with Maple Butter.

Maple Butter

In a small bowl beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla bean paste until smooth. Makes 1/2 cup.

To Store

Place scones in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Store at room temperature up to 2 days or freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
25g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 109mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 62.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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