Lemon Cranberry Scones

Lemon Cranberry Scones

Lemon and cranberry is a classic flavour combination that’s perfect for fall. This recipe adds the nutty crunch of chopped pecans and a luscious lemon glaze that makes these scones ideal for a crisp fall morning or afternoon tea.

YIELDS

12 Scones

PREP TIME

10 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

What you need for the scones

  • 2 tbsp (14g) Redpath Icing Sugar
  • 1 cup (200g) Redpath Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups (375g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (10g) baking powder
  • 1 tbsp (5g) lemon zest
  • 1 tsp (6g) salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 cup (120g) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (90g) coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) (or more) chilled half and half cream
  • 1/4 cup (50g) Redpath Turbinado Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

How to prepare

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Whisk the Redpath Icing Sugar and lemon juice in bowl for glaze.

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3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, lemon zest, salt, and Redpath Granulated Sugar in large bowl.

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4. Add chilled butter to the dry mix, then using your fingertips, rub the butter into small pieces.

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5. Mix in the cranberries and pecans (optional). Add the cream and toss with a fork until the dough comes together in moist clumps, adding more cream if the dough is dry.

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6. Gather the dough into a ball and divide in half.

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7.Press out each half on floured surface to a 6-inch-diameter (1-inch-high) round.

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8. Cut each round into 6 wedges.

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9. Transfer the scones to a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the lemon glaze. Then sprinkle the tops of each scone with a little Redpath Turbinado Sugar.

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10. Bake the scones until golden brown and a tester comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

11. Serve warm or with plenty of butter, jam and tea.

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CHEF'S TIP

  • Brushing the tops of the scones before baking, with a lemon glaze, gives the scones a crisp golden top that you’re going to love.
  • When making scones, make sure all your ingredients and equipment are as cold as possible. This will help you achieve a light and fluffy scone.