Orange Scones Recipe with Orange Butter

Weekends are a great time to come together as a family and enjoy a leisurely breakfast all together.  Here is an extra special recipe to prepare for breakfast or brunch.  This orange scones recipe is delicious prepared as a stand alone with the orange butter or for a more hearty version, you can prepare eggs and bacon to go along with it.

Orange Scones Recipe

orange scones recipe

Yields 24 scones

Ingredients for Orange Scones:

2 cups flour

1 T baking powder

¼ cup sugar

1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces

1 cup heavy cream

3 T orange zest

Directions for Orange Scones Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a food processor.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place in a bowl. Stir the heavy cream and orange zest into the mixture and keep stirring until the mixture is moistened. Knead the mixture on a lightly floured surface about 5-6 times. Roll to a ½ inch thickness and cut with a round cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.   Serve with Orange Butter.

Orange Butter Recipe:

¾ cup (or 1 ½ sticks), softened

¼ cup orange marmalade

In a small mixing bowl, mix together butter and marmalade, using a fork. Blend well.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This orange scones recipe was shared with us by Elizabeth Stone.  It is an excerpt from her book, An Invitation to Entertain: Recipes for Gracious Parties (Bright Sky Press), which guides readers how to host delicious, delightful and memorable dinner parties, holiday meals, wedding parties and casual get-togethers. It begins with vignettes of 24 very different party ideas, from a “Thanksgiving Lunch Seated Buffet” to an “Elegant Christmas Dinner” to a “Winter Ladies Lunch.” After the inspiration of the vignettes, which include flower arranging how-tos, lighting tips, serving suggestions and more, over 200 recipes provide the reader with the ability to mix and match to perfectly tailor each gathering.  If you want to buy the book, here is my amazon affiliate link,  An Invitation to Entertain: Recipes for Gracious Parties. I hope you enjoy this orange scones recipe!

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