The Most Pillowy Blood Orange-Glazed Berry Scones



Snowed in? These pillowy scones with silky blood orange glaze will make all your troubles disappear.

Anne Leonard

Ah, snow days. You either love them or you hate them. There are those that would rather be out and about going on with their routine—I mean, I don't blame them if it’s an extended snow period—but more often than not I’m of the other breed. I will happily sit inside to make crafts, take extra time to jazz up my oatmeal, cuddle my yorkiepoo toddler, Teddy, and all the other odds and ends I never get around to like making these heavenly scones.

And so I rummaged through my kitchen grabbing ingredients, unsure of what I was about to create. I soon realized I was in the mood for scones—the pillowy kind that remain pillowy even after their date with the oven. After substituting and snipping various ingredients I decided to kick out buttermilk and bring on the yogurt, which also made for a smidge healthier of a scone!

I scanned my kitchen for a standout ingredient: the blood orange. Initially unsure of its purpose—other than to be sliced up and eaten aside granola—this gruesomely-named fruit would become a sugary glaze atop my ever-fluffy, Greek-yogurt berry scones. A little tart, but mainly sweet, these berry scones drizzled in a tangy blood orange glaze are sure to perk up your snow days.

 

Blood Orange-Glazed Berry Scones

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 scones

Ingredients

Berry Scones with Blood Orange Glaze Ingredients

Berry Scones

2 cups all purpose flour

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

pinch salt

1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)

1 egg

1 heaping cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen

zest of 1 blood orange

 

Blood Orange Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp fresh squeezed blood orange juice

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk ingredients until combined. Cut in butter cubes; mixture will become coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl combine Greek yogurt and egg. Combine with dry ingredients until a dough forms. Fold in mixed berries and blood orange zest.

Berry Scones with Orange Glaze Dough

On a floured surface turn dough out, and work into a roughly 8-inch circle. If using frozen berries, you may need to sprinkle more flour as you turn out the dough, but do this sparingly. Transfer circle to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Loosely slice into 8 wedges.

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Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Berry Scones with Blood Orange Glaze

While the scones are cooling, make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, blood orange juice and vanilla extract in a bowl. Drizzle over scones, and serve warm!

Berry Scones with Blood Orange Glaze

Looking for other sweet treats to bake on your snow day? Try these lemon-infused, coconut-encrusted jam thumbprint cookies.

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