Cranberry Orange Ginger Scones

Veneta Britt


This came from wanting to add in something good to a basic scone recipe I had. After the add-ins It was a little to dry so I had to play with the recipe to get it just right. I give "treats" to the people who my husband works with and this was my most requested recipe to share. It isn't difficult and it makes enough to share with friends and family easily.

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These are lovely! They have the perfect texture. The cranberries come out soft and delightful. These would be great with tea and coffee... or maybe a glass of eggnog or hot chocolate.

The key to a proper scone is to not over mix. Make sure to add the cream slowly to the dry ingredients until right consistency is achieved. I didn't need to add all the cream the recipe states. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

makes about 30-36 scones
25 Min
20 Min


  • 3 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    dried orange peel (very fine) or 4 teaspoon(s) fresh zested orange peel
  • 1 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    very finely chopped candied ginger ( do not try to use just dried ginger as it will not work the same)
  • 2 c
    whipping cream (for a less fat version you can use 1/2 & 1/2 but they won' t be as rich)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c

How to Make Cranberry Orange Ginger Scones


  1. Spray 2-4 cookie sheets with non stick spray. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. In small bowl combine the cranberries and candied ginger with 1/2 cup of the flour. In large bowl mix together rest of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and orange peel. combine both bowls into the large bowl.
  3. In small bowl combine the cream and 1/2 cup of the milk. Add slowly to the dry ingredients and combine to make a soft dough. If needed add the remaining milk by tablespoonfuls to get a soft but workable dough.
  4. Turn out onto lightly floured board and pat or roll into 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into triangles about 2 1/2 inches across at the base. A pizza wheel works well for this. Place on baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes until puffed, lightly golden browned and cooked through.
  5. Serve with your choice of butter, cream, jams or jellies.

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About Cranberry Orange Ginger Scones

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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