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Orange Cranberry Scones

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ImagePerhaps it's the cool weather, or perhaps it's the need for calmness before the hectic holidays, but whatever the reason a hot cup of tea and fresh scones warm our hearts every fall.  Today's recipe is a wonderful fall flavored scone recipe from Westbrook Inn (Westbrook, CT).  These scones mix in cranberries with orange juice and are topped with an orange flavored glaze. Serve with orange butter for the perfect afternoon tea or morning treat.

Westbrook Inn Orange Cranberry Scones


  • 2 c. flour
  • 10 tsp. sugar - divided
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. cold butter
  • 1 c. cranberries
  • ¼ c. orange juice
  • ¼ c. half and half cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp. Milk

Optional glaze
  • ½ c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice

Orange butter
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 2-3 tbsp. orange marmalade

In a bowl combine flour, 7 tsp. sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl combine cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. On a floured surface gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 10 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with milk then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400 degrees 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Combine glaze ingredients if desired and drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients, serve with warm scones. Makes 10 scones.

About Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast


Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast is a historic, Victorian Inn.  Step back in time to the romantic Victorian era in this magnificently restored, New England Inn in Westbrook, Connecticut.  Centrally located to numerous area attractions and just a short stroll to sandy beaches and town shops, lies this award winning New England B&B. Picturesque features such as a historic, wraparound front porch, private library courtyard, screened in gazebo and bistro style patio are surrounded by the Inn's manicured grounds and gardens.  Whether it's business, pleasure, a romantic getaway or just to relax, the Westbrook Inn B&B is the place to be!

Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast
976 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Toll Free: 800-342-3162

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