Best Almond Cranberry Scones

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This is a very nice, light, and simple scones recipe yet it results in delicious scones. It is modified from a recipe from king Arthur October, 2011 catalog "Fig & Almond Scones".

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: 2 pieces )
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  • 2 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup(s) granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 cup(s) oats flakes (uncooked old fashion or quick oatmeal cerea
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoon(s) Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup(s) almonds toasted and chopped Toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup(s) pecans halved Halved
  • 1 cup(s) Craisin or dried cranberry
  • 2 whole(s) eggs
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup(s) half-and-half or milk
  • 2 whole(s) Juice from two oranges
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) oranges oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) honey
  • 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar or Splenda for glaze


  1. - whisk the first 6 dry ingredients (flour, Oats flakes, salt, baking powder, sugar, lemon zest)
  2. - cut butter into 1/4 in. pieces and toss into the dry ingredient
  3. - use pastry cutter, cut butter until it mixes with flour, it remain as small junks but blended with flour
  4. - add nuts and dry fruits and mix well with spoon
  5. - in a separate bowl, mix together liquid ingredients (eggs, vanilla extract, orange oil, half and half, honey, orange juice)
  6. - add to dry mix
  7. - stir thoroughly, it will make very stiff batter
  8. - on a parchment paper, flatten with hands and shape to a rectangle that is about 11/4 in. thick
  9. - using bench knife starting along the long side, cut 2 in. strips
  10. - repeat along the short side so you will have 2x2in. Squares
  11. - using the dough cutter, try to separate strips slightly so it will not stick together during baking
  12. - bake at 375F for about 25 minutes or until it is golden brown
  13. - cool for about 10 min

  14. Glaze preparation:
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  16. - mix 2 tbs water, 1/8 tsp orange oil and powder sugar.
  17. - drizzle or brush scones with glaze mixture while it is still warm.
  18. - Enjoy!
February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Qabdullah and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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