Dried Cherry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze
Living in Wisconsin, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by many naturally grown and harvested foods. Cranberries are abundant and so are cherries from Door County. Dried cherry orange scones highlights dried Door County cherries. I add them to everything from biscuits to pies to scones. This recipe calls for using dried cherries but you can certainly substitute dried cranberries, both are equally delicious in this recipe.
Dried cherry orange scones are not only dotted with dried cherries but are also made with fresh orange juice and orange zest. While still warm the scones are drizzled with an orange glaze made with freshly squeezed orange juice. The glaze adds just the right amount of sweet, citrus flavor. Scones have become a favorite of mine because they come together fast, bake up within minutes, and are always delicious.
A delicious scone made special with an orange glaze.
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- Orange Glaze
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
In a small bowl mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in cold, cubed butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In small bowl combine 2 tablespoons beaten egg and buttermilk (set aside left over beaten egg for wash)
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, mix until moistened.
Add dried cherries, orange zest and orange juice and mix together.
Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead gently 6 to 8 times. Knead in a small amount of flour only if needed. Pat into a 6 inch circle. Cut into 4 wedges. Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with left-over egg. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 425º for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Orange Glaze.
To make Orange Glaze: Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice. Drizzle over scones.
This recipe can easily be doubled.
Like Dried Cherries?
If you like dried cherries, you will love this recipe for Double Chocolate Cherry Friendship Bread and Steel Cut Oats with Dried Cherries. Dried Cherries used in this recipe are from Door County WI. Cherryland’s Best.