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cranberry scones
Lemon Cranberry Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Bake these Lemon Cranberry Scones with fresh cranberries this fall and winter!

Course: Breads & Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scones
Servings: 8
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Cynthia Rusincovitch
  • 2.5 Cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Cup cold butter cubed
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon approx. 2 tsp
  • ¾ Cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp milk
For the Drizzle
  • ½ Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse until it resembles course crumbs. Alternatively, you can cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  3. Dump the mixture into a large bowl.
  4. Mix the milk and 2 tbsp lemon juice together and let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar to the dry ingredients, then stir in the lemon zest.
  6. Make a well in the center and add the milk, stir just until combined, then fold in the cranberries.
  7. Turn out onto a floured surface or large sheet of parchment paper.
  8. Press out into a 9 inch circle, then cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife or pastry blender. Place wedges on a parchment lined baking sheet with 1 inch room between them.
  9. Mix egg and 2 tsp of milk and brush over scones.
  10. Place in the oven and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack.
  12. Allow to cool about 10 minutes. Then mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Drizzle over the scones and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cranberry Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 339mg14%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 434IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.