Freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest paired with homemade cranberry sauce make these Cranberry Sauce Orange Scones the perfect breakfast treat!
During the holiday season, I always make a batch of my fresh cranberry sauce. It is so delicious that I not only put it on the turkey at Thanksgiving, but I use it on everything! Leftover turkey sandwiches, toast, scones, bread… you name it. I’ll find a way to use the cranberries!
Now that holiday’s are over and you might have some leftover cranberry sauce in your fridge or freezer, I wanted to share with you a simple, yet delicious recipe you could whip up for your family this weekend.
What better than a batch of fresh, hot Cranberry Sauce Orange Scones!
Now, if you don’t have homemade cranberry sauce in your fridge, don’t worry. You can substitute the fresh cranberry sauce for canned cranberry sauce or dried cranberries. If you use dried cranberries, you may need to add more cream to bring the dough together though. Either way, you’ ll still get the same great flavor that the cranberries offer!
Since I didn’t use any of the orange juice in the scones themselves, I wanted to incorporate it into a glaze for the top of the scones. But, I didn’t want anything too thick to make the scones too sweet and take away the flavor of the cranberries. So, I thinned out the glaze using orange juice and vanilla extract with the powdered sugar. Made the perfect consistency for a light sheen of glaze over the top of the scones.
If you don’t have orange or cranberry and you really REALLY want to make scones, this recipe can be easily converted to work with any fruit you have on hand. Throw a handful of blueberries or strawberries in or maybe some raisins. The possibilities are endless. Just make sure the dough isn’t too sticky when you cut them!