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Cranberry Orange Scones

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Orange Scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 1 scone
Calories 252kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Chop cold butter and set aside. Zest 2 oranges into a small dish and then cut those two in half and squeeze as much of the juice as possible into a separate dish. (The remaining oranges are to serve with baked scones).
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, sugar, wheat germ, baking powder, and salt. Then fold in applesauce and chopped butter. Stir until a course crumb forms. (Sometimes hands work best when doing this step).
  • Stir in dried cranberries and orange zest.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the vanilla, egg, milk, and the juice from the oranges.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until you have a dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or two to make sure it is fully incorporated. Roll out into 1/2 inch thickness and cut into circles with a cookie or biscuit cutter.
  • Place scones 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve with orange wedges on the side.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 162mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g