Double-Orange Scones with Orange Butter

Start the day with these ultra-citrus-y scones, with juicy pieces of mandarin baked right in.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Scones

2
cups all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup mandarin orange segments (from 11 oz-can), chopped, drained
1/4
cup milk
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon sugar

Orange Butter

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons orange marmalade

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and orange peel. Cut in 1/3 cup butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add orange segments, milk and egg; stir with fork just until mixture leaves side of bowl and soft dough forms.
  • 3 Place dough on floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. On cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into 7-inch round. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut into 8 wedges; separate slightly.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy; stir in marmalade. Serve with warm scones.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and orange peel. Cut in 1/3 cup butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add orange segments, milk and egg; stir with fork just until mixture leaves side of bowl and soft dough forms.
  • 3 Place dough on floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. On cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into 7-inch round. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut into 8 wedges; separate slightly.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy; stir in marmalade. Serve with warm scones.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

When grating orange peel, be sure to grate only the orange part of the skin. The white part, or pith, is very bitter.

Like biscuits, scones are small quick breads leavened with baking powder or baking soda. Both biscuits and scones can be sweet or savory.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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