Cranberry-Orange Walnut Scones

Recipe Description

by Jennifer Wickes copyright 2001
* Makes 16 scones.


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest grated
  • 1 cup cranberry|cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
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  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar|sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and butter a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar|sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Blend the butter into the dry ingredients, using your fingertips or a pastry blender, until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Add the orange zest, cranberry|cranberries and walnuts and toss to combine.
  5. Add the milk and juice, and stir until the dough is rough.
  6. Gather the dough together and place on a floured work surface.
  7. Knead gently about 10 times.
  8. Divide the dough in half and pat each piece into a circle about 6 inches in diameter and about ½ inch thick.
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  10. Brush the circles with the half and half and sprinkle with granulated sugar|sugar.
  11. Cut each circle into eight pie-shaped wedges.
  12. Place the scones, barely touching, on the prepared baking sheet.
  13. Bake until puffy and golden, 15-18 minutes.
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