February 5, 2014

Cherry Scones with Orange-Vanilla Glaze

Freshly baked scones are a delicious way to add a special touch to breakfast and brunch, and especially when they combine the delicious flavors of cherry and orange. These cherry scones feature a super-moist crumb that is studded with dried fruit and drizzled generously with orange-vanilla glaze. This is a wonderful scone recipe that you’ll want make again and again!

Cherry Scones with Orange-Vanilla Glaze

Cherry Scones with Orange-Vanilla Glaze
Serves 8
With a super moist crumb, these scones are studded with dried cherries and drizzled with an orange-vanilla glaze. Perfect for breakfast or an anytime treat!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
For the scones
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  7. 1/2 cup dried cherries
  8. 1 teaspoon orange zest
  9. 1 egg yolk, beaten
  10. 1 cup sour cream (full-fat recommended)
For the glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon orange juice
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to blend. Add butter to bowl, and pulse until mixture resembled coarse crumbs, with no piece larger than a pea. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in cherries and orange zest. Make a well at the center of the mixture; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the egg yolk and sour cream. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture, and use a fork to stir until just combined. (At this point, the mixture may seem somewhat dry.)
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 10-12 times until the dough comes together. Shape and pat into a 7-inch circle. Using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut into 8 wedges. Arrange scones on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before drizzling with prepared glaze.
For the glaze
  1. Combine powdered sugar, orange juice and vanilla in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. If necessary, add a bit more orange juice until glaze reaches a drizzling consistency.
Notes
  1. This recipe can also be prepared without a food processor by combining the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then cutting in the butter with a pastry blender.
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No dried cherries on hand? Use any dried fruit you wish: cranberries, blueberries, or even raisins. You can also use different citrus juice and zest for a lovely change-up. This is such a versatile recipe!

I’ve truly never had a scone with a more moist, tender crumb, thanks to the sour cream in the batter. They nearly melt in your mouth!

Cherry Scones with Orange-Vanilla Glaze

Looking for even more sweet inspiration? Don’t miss these other yummy recipes!

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3 Responses to Cherry Scones with Orange-Vanilla Glaze

  1. Janet February 5, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    All of these recipes look just delicious! Thank you for them :) Have a beautiful day!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks so much, Janet!

  2. Tammi February 7, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    These look crazy good! I’m going to try the scones this weekend. Yum.

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