Dried Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Cranberries bring cheerful color and a good bit of vitamin C to this recipe.

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 15 min
  • serves 18

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons butter plus 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

    How to make it  30 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in large bowl and make a well. Mix yogurt, butter, margarine, and egg in small bowl and pour into well. Stir with fork until moistened, and then stir in cranberries. Flour your hands and gently knead dough in bowl just until it comes together.

  • 2

    Lightly sprinkle work surface with flour. Turn out dough and pat into 9-inch square, about 1 inch thick. Cut into nine 3-inch squares with a pizza wheel or small knife. Cut each square into 2 triangles, making 18. Place scones 1 inch apart on lined baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, set wire rack on piece of wax paper, parchment, or foil. Stir confectioners’ sugar, orange zest, and juice in small bowl. Transfer scones to wire rack with spatula and drizzle glaze over scones with a small spoon.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 167
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 12g
  • Sodium: 325mg
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g

    Healthy Cooking Tip

    If dried cranberries are not available, use dried cherries or traditional currants and substitute lemon zest for orange.