Glazed Orange Scones Recipe

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Margie March 12, 2021

How To Make Glazed Orange Scones

Enjoy a bite of these deliciously zesty orange scones filled with orange zest, and swirled with a sweet orange glaze on top, ready in under an hour!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



For Scones:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 4tbspsugar,divided
  • 1tbspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • cupbutter
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • 1cupwhipping cream,divided
  • 2tsporange peel,finely shredded

For Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 3tbsporange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Using a pastry blender (or fork), cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, ¾ cup of whipping cream, and orange peel.

  6. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture.

  7. Using a fork, stir until just moistened.

  8. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

  9. Knead the dough by folding and gently pressing for 10 to 12 strokes, or until the dough is nearly smooth.

  10. Divide the dough in half.

  11. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into 6-inches circles. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.

  12. Place the dough wedges 2-inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

  13. Brush the scones with the remaining ¼ cup of the whipping cream and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

  14. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden.

  15. Remove from the baking sheet and transfer onto a rack.

  16. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of orange juice.

  17. Stir in the remaining orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach the desired drizzling consistency.

  18. Drizzle the warm scones with glaze and serve warm.


  • Calories: 267.09kcal
  • Fat: 12.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.47g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 15.00g
  • Protein: 4.11g
  • Cholesterol: 62.32mg
  • Sodium: 157.70mg
  • Calcium: 109.03mg
  • Potassium: 67.91mg
  • Iron: 1.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.51mg
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