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Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Low-fat and low-calorie delicious scones made with dried cranberries and orange zest. These scones have additional flavor with a light orange glaze. So easy to prepare and bake. Great served with jam or a little butter Great served at a brunch or an easy breakfast!
Course Baking, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Baking, Healthy
Keyword Mothers Day, Brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Eileen xo


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • zest of 1 orange , finely minced
  • 1/2 stick cold light butter,cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberry
  • 1 Tbsp. low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. turbinado sugar

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner sugar
  • 3 tsp. orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl, sift dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add in the orange zest.
  • To the large bowl, add the light butter to the dry ingredients and blend with your hands until the flour mixture looks like a course meal. Add in the dried cranberries.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk low-fat buttermilk, lightly beaten egg, orange juice, and vanilla extract.
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry mix and combine, do not over mix the dough. Form into a ball.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Press into an 8 inch disk. Disk should be about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces. Arrange on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush scones with the 1 Tablespoon of buttermilk and sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes and check scones for a golden brown color.

Orange Glaze

  • While scones are baking, in a saucepan, over medium heat, add the orange juice and the confectioners sugar. whisk together to blend ingredients and set aside.
  • Once scones are baked, set aside to cool for about 10 minutes. Glaze tops of the cranberry orange scones with the orange glaze. Let cool. Serve with your favorite jam or butter. Keep extras in a ziploc bag and reheat as needed


  • I am not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.8mg