I was looking back through the archives and saw this scone recipe, and as today is a cozy snow day, I thought it’d be a perfect time to indulge with Cranberry Scones for tea time. This a variation of the original, I added fresh Cranberries and Pecans for a festive, seasonal taste.
Homemade Cranberry Scones
Made with fresh cranberries, pecans and basic pantry items. A batch of scones is easy to mix up for that unexpected gathering or simply if you’re craving coffee and scones. I love that with a little ingenuity and time, one can practically make anything and what you would have spent money on at a coffee shop, you just made in your home! Also, scones hot from the oven beat stale coffee shop scones every time.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love supporting my local coffee shops but I also think you have to find a balance with your budget. And, unless your coffee shop makes their pastries in house, the quality is just not the same as freshly homemade. (Want to make some delicious homemade drinks? Check out these hot drinks and their video tutorials!)
Are you ready to try your hand at some other baked goodies? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some easy and delicious recipes!
- Rhubarb Crisp (gluten-free)
- My Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie
- My Granny’s Coconut Cream Pie
- Pumpkin Cream Pie
- Sugar Cookies with Frosting
Cranberry Pecan Scones
- 2 C. Flour
- 1/3 C. Sugar
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- ½ C. Butter or one stick
- 2/3 C. Buttermilk
- 3/4 C. Fresh Cranberries
- 1/2 C. Chopped Pecans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
Then cut the butter into the flour mixture just as you would with biscuits.
Add the cranberries and pecans to that mixture.
Stir in the buttermilk and gently mix everything until it's combined. Gently pat into a circle on a greased baking sheet and cut into wedges.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 min. or until it's baked through the middle.
To top it all off, I also whipped up a batch of mock Devonshire cream. Yummy! Just spread on your freshly made scones and enjoy. However, I would like to find a good recipe for REAL Devonshire cream. Any suggestions?
Mock Devonshire Cream
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1/4 C. Sour Cream
- 6 T. Powdered Sugar
Whip the cream cheese and sour cream until thoroughly combined.
Then mix in the powdered sugar until smooth.
Enjoy on your freshly baked scones!
Creating cozy moments
Why are the fall and winter months so cozy and perfect for baking? There’s a Swedish phrase that I love, called Fika. And, loosely defined it means a coffee and dessert break shared with a friend. And it’s all about the time spent connecting with one another, over good food and celebrating friendship. Aren’t the fall and winter months perfect for that? Why don’t you try and reach out to the friend that you haven’t talked to in awhile? Make a date and meet up for some fika time, and maybe, bring these homemade scones and a thermos of coffee.
Are you interested in learning about some other Scandinavian concepts? Check out my seasonal guides on Hygge and Cozy Living!
Do you have scones and tea time regularly?
homegrown adventures says
These scones look so good. We love drinking tea. We also have a bakery within walking distance from our house and we always buy scones there. I think my favorite flavor scone is apricot. We have never made scones ourselves not sure why we haven’t. I guess I always thought they were hard to make. You always make everything look so beautiful. 🙂