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Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones have to be one of my all-time favorite treats to bake. They are tart yet sweet all at the same time. These scones are not dry or crumbly, but soft and almost like a biscuit.

cranberry scones recipe

I can't wait to get baking started in my kitchen! It is during this time that I grab my favorite apron and am most relaxed as I work with different types of dough or batter. One recipe that I enjoy to make any time of year are scones.

I am partial to cranberry scones, however, I have played with a few flavors like blueberry scones and Sweet Cream Scones and I'm sure more flavors will make their way into my mixing bowl, but for now, we'll focus on the tried and true flavor of cranberry.

Cranberry Scones

I like to make these for an easy breakfast on weekends or for a late afternoon snack with tea. Since fresh cranberries are plentiful this time of year, I try to take advantage of making these often. They are delicious! A very moist scone, not at all dry. I have also made this recipe substituting raisins and cinnamon and they were great too.

Add this easy recipe to your holiday table!

Do you like to make scones? If you try this recipe I'd love to hear how yours turn out.

cranberry scones steps

I have a bunch of other great breakfast recipes you can try especially these Top 3 Favorite Easter Morning Recipes! 

Cranberry Scones
Yield: 8

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Soft, delicious and full of fresh tart cranberries. These scones are in no way dry and will be perfect for breakfast or tea time.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 C half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 Cup halved cranberries, drained on paper towels


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, wisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half until just moistened. Gently fold in cranberries.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  5. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  6. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a (ungreased) baking sheet, 2 " apart.
  7. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  8. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool on wire rack.
  10. This recipe is easily doubled.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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