One of my favorite shows on the Food Network is the Barefoot Contessa by Ina Garten. I just love her recipes and have always had success when I give them a try. I’ve had my eye on her recipe for Orange Cranberry Scones for quite some time now and finally got around to making them this weekend.

I was up unusually early on Saturday morning because of Pi, our new puppy, and so I decided to break away from our typical bacon and eggs breakfast and bake these scones instead. Only, I have a big box of clementines sitting on my counter and used them in place of the oranges.

They were delicious! I halved the recipe since there are only two of us but I wish I hadn’t. There were barely any left to eat Sunday morning.

Clementine Cranberry Scones
Adapted from Ina Garten
Yield 15 scones
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp grated orange zest
I cup cold unsalted butter, diced
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
1 cup dried cranberries
Egg wash
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus 2 Tbsp
4 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice
In a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, zest and salt. Add the butter and mix until butter becomes the size of peas. Combine eggs and heavy cream and slowly add to the flour and butter while mixing on low speed. Mix until just combines. Add cranberries.
Dump the dough onto a well floured surface and form into a ball. Flour a rolling pin a roll to 3/4 inch thick (since I halved the recipe I just floured my hands and shaped the dough to the thickness I wanted). Cut scones as desired and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the scones with egg wash (beaten eggs plus water or milk) and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
Allow scones to cool completely on a wire rack. Combine powdered sugar and orange juice to make a glaze and drizzle over the scones.

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One Response to Clementine Cranberry Scones

  1. Mary H says:

    I was wondering if you could offer some advice . . .

    I am in charge of hosting a wedding luncheon for my little brother in Utah. I am trying to keep it simple since I will be staying with friends. I am contemplating having the dessert double as the table centerpieces. Do you have any easy suggestions? We are probably going to have 5 or 6 tables and their wedding clors are light blue and brown??

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