Rating: 4.08 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
  • 37 Ratings

Serve this scone recipe for an extra special breakfast, or a sweet dessert. These homemade scones will wow everyone at your table!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
30 mins
freeze:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins at 375°
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
12
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Cranberry-Lemon Scones

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Cranberry-Lemon Scones)

533 calories; total fat 26g; saturated fat 16g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 651mg; potassium 120mg; carbohydrates 71g; fiber 2g; sugar 27g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 777IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 105mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 222mg; iron 3mg.

Powdered Sugar Icing

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  • In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency.

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Reviews

37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2018
Delicious! The lemon and the fresh cranberries made this scone such a great treat! Loved the combination. Skipped the topping as it was great as it without it. Would make them smaller in the future as they were huge scones. I make a lot of scones, this is a keeper recipe!
Rating: Unrated
05/31/2014
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.
Rating: Unrated
05/30/2014
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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Rating: Unrated
12/10/2014
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.
Rating: Unrated
09/28/2014
Fresh or Dried cranberries?