Orange Cranberry Scones/ Orange Cr. Cheese Spread

Kathy Griffin


I bought some orange cranberry scones at the grocery store and used with a spread that i had bought in the Smokies, well now they stopped carrying those scones and i loved them, i found this recipe and tried it( i don't remember where i got it, i had it jotted down, so it isn't mine but the cream cheese spread is) but they are really good, better than the ones i bought at the store


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10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 10 tsp
    sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange zest
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/3 c
    cold butter
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Orange Cranberry Scones/ Orange Cr. Cheese Spread


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons of sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in cold butter until coarse crumbs, set aside. In a small bowl beat egg, orange juice and evaporated milk, add the wet mix and cranberries to flour, mix well, batter will be stiff
  2. On a slightly floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times, press out into a 8 inch circle, cut into 8-10 wedges, place on ungreased cookie sheet, brush with the 1tsp milk and sprinkle tops with remaining sugar, bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Let cool and spread a little of the cream cheese on top
  3. FOR THE SPREAD: combine 8oz room temp cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tbs orange zest, 1 tbs orange juice, add all to a bowl and blend well with mixer( THIS MAKES ENOUGH SPREAD FOR A DOUBLED SCONES RECIPE)

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About Orange Cranberry Scones/ Orange Cr. Cheese Spread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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