Scones Recipe – Cranberry Walnut Scones

This Cranberry Walnut Scones Recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day that you want to make a special breakfast. Scones are an English or Scottish breakfast treat that are similar to a biscuit but usually contain dried fruits or nuts. They are slightly sweeter than a biscuit but not as sweet as many typical American breakfast treats. I chose dried cranberries because of the red color and will be making these on Valentine’s Day morning. However, you could easily use any type of dried fruit including raisins, chopped apricots, dates or even citrons.

Scones recipe cranberry walnut

Scones Recipe – Cranberry Walnut Scones

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Cranberry Walnut Scones Recipe
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, chilled & diced
  • 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup half and half, divided
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
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  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray mini scone pan or line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Add cranberries and walnuts.
  4. Add half and half and lemon juice slowly mixing regularly until dough comes together.
  5. Fill mini scone pan or form into two rounds and cut each into 6 wedges.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden and tester comes out clean.
Cuisine: English | Recipe Type: Breakfast

Scones recipes cranberry walnut

Scones are believed to have originated in the early 1500s and are traditionally triangular shaped.  In Scotland they are often made with oat flour but can also be made with wheat or barley flour as well.   Normally, scones are sweet however they can be made savory with additions of cheese, finely chopped onions and crumbled bacon. Traditionally, scones are served with tea as the main part of a Devonshire tea. A Devonshire tea involves splitting your scone in half and covering it with clotted cream and strawberry jam and is a British tradition dating back to the eleventh century. I find using a mini scones pan helps keep them uniform in size and shape.  Have you ever tried a scones recipe before? What did you put in yours.

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  1. I have never made scones before. These look delicious!
  2. I had my first scone in Scotland, from very wonderful friends of ours, and I never looked back (love them now!).  Putting cranberries in it sounds ideal, and you're right this would be perfect for Valentine's Day.
  3. Hello fellow Pinterest Recipe Club member :) I just pinned this image and thought I'd check it out... thanks for hosting this great link up, I can't wait to check out a few more recipes :) Happy Monday!!
  4. These look so fantastic!
  5. Your scones look wonderful! Cranberry/walnut sounds like a delicious combination for these! YUM!
  6. You know I have yet to try to make scones on my own... hmm
  7. I do love scones, but I've never tried making them before. I have some half and half to finish up, so this sounds like the perfect use for it!
  8. Scones are my go-to breakfast to make when I have unexpected guests in the morning. They're so quick and easy to whip up and are always a hit. I will have to try this variation.
  9. About to order ingredients to make these delicious sounding scones. Thank you for showing us this recipe
  10. They look and sound wonderful,yummy :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...
  11. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to make these gluten-free because I love love love cranberry scones!
  12. The scones look so yummy! Would really like to try them although I have never tried making scones :)
  13. My kids love scones. They are practically addicts. Maybe they'd like some of these for Valentine's Day.
  14. I have never made scones - this recipe looks delish! Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!
  15. Looks great, I love cranberry desserts.
  16. I've never made scones, but it's one of those things I have been thinking of making for a long time. I'm always happy with anything with cranberries, so yours look great to me! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend Kitchen Party...I hope you'll come back and link up another recipe  or kitchen craft this weekend.
  17. these look delicious! thank you for the recipe!
  18. I have yet to try a scone, some day.
  19. I have never had a scone but you are speaking my language with cranberries and walnuts!!!
  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious. These scones would be good to have with my coffee. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman-Author


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