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Crancherry Buttermilk and Pecan scones
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Cranberry Cherry Pecan Buttermilk Scones

These fresh, tangy and filling Cranberry Cherry Pecan Scones are made with a buttermilk dough, cranberry orange, dried cherries and pecans - these are sure to please and easier to make than you think.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: buttermilk scones, cherry scones, cranberry scones, homemade scones
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 134kcal


  • 4 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp chilled butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg white lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coarse sparkling sugar crystals


  • In a medium saucepan combine the water, orange juice, sugar, cranberries and dried cherries and bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook until cranberries pop and a sauce begins to form into a thick relish, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the buttermilk, brown sugar, vanilla extract and egg in a medium bowl with a whisk.
  • Sift both flours, baking powder, kosher salt, in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Fold in a cup of the cranberry relish and chopped pecans. Add the milk mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Don't overwork the dough. Form the dough into an 9-inch circle or rectangle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking sheet, to about 3/4" thick. With a knife, cut dough into wedges all the way through, depending on how big you want your scones. Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with coarse sparkling sugar.
  • Bake until golden, about 18 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.1mg