Cranberry-Lemon Scones


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

Cranberry-Lemon Scones
Prep Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon or orange peel

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup cranberries

  • ¾ cup whole milk

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • Powdered Sugar Icing (optional)

  • Finely shredded Lemon Peel (optional)

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 3 teaspoon milk


  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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

533 Calories
26g Fat
71g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 533
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 651mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 104.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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