Ingredients

How to make it

  • Position rack in top third of oven; preheat to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in bowl for glaze.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, and 1 cup sugar in large bowl. Add chilled butter; using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Mix in cranberries and walnuts. Add 1/2 cup half and half and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Toss with fork until dough comes together in moist clumps, adding more half and half if dough is dry.
  • Gather dough into ball; divide in half. Press out each half on floured surface to 6-inch-diameter (1-inch-high) round. Cut each round into 6 wedges. Transfer to baking sheet; brush with glaze.
  • Bake scones until golden and tester comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. I mix powdered sugar and cream together with a little lemon juice and drizzle over each scone!
  • Yields 12 scones.

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    " It was excellent "
    Mariahroo ate it and said...
    MY GOODNESS! I made these for Mother's Day 2013. I didn't not have all of the ingredients. I threw together a total of 1 and 1/2 cup walnuts and pumpkin seeds (no shells) and cranberries from 100-calorie health food snack packs. I also had some milk chocolate chips left over from cookies - that was part of the 1 1/2 cup goodies. I also found out I didn't have any lemons left! I juiced and zested some cuties. I was worried about my improv scones... However, these turned out to be the best scones ever! This recipe is great and works as a wonderful blueprint for custom scones.
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    " It was excellent "
    pieplate ate it and said...
    Well, I finally got around to trying these. I used orange zest, as I said, and I omitted the white chocolate and nuts, feeling that there was enough going on. Incidentally, I made only 1/4 of the recipe, and it still worked fine--nice sturdy recipe.

    But. Their texture was velvety smooth, which has its charms, but I was hoping for something crumbly. Did I use too much liquid? handle the dough too much? What are yours like?
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    pieplate ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful. I would probably use orange rather than lemon zest, but I wouldn't turn down one of these.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    I am a nut for scones as well Shirley - can't wait to try these - High 5!
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  • scotbrit 6 years ago
    These sound delicious..will make them today!
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    " It was excellent "
    lauriegugg ate it and said...
    I am going to make these tonight with blueberries. Sounds fun and easy! Thanks!

    **Edited to say I did make them. So easy, and completely FABULOUS!!! My husband LOVES them, and I will surely make them again! Thank you for a great recipe! I give it a 5!**
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Hi Shirley... I'm a "5" fork fan for sure! This looks like an awesome scone recipe and I'm anxious to taste them. Thank you Shirley for sharing.
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    mmmm... I love scones! thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    sallygugg ate it and said...
    I've been looking for a good cranberry scone recipe, this sounds like a winner. Thanks!
    --Sally
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Love scones, this is a 5, thanks GF
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    Shirley, looks like another awesome recipe! THanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love cranberries and nuts and adore making and eating scones. So your recipe is all about me, me, me....hehehe. Thanks, Shirley hon - looks and sounds great. *Hugssss* and a high 5 from me...~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Yummy, these sound so very good!
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