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Blueberry Orange Scones

Blueberry Orange Scones – These orange-infused scones are deliciously soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and stuffed full of fresh blueberries!

Blueberry Orange Scones.

Today, I bring you another delicious scone recipe that will go perfectly with your hot cup of tea or coffee on these warm summer mornings.

I’ve already brought you these Lemon Drizzle Scones, and my favourite Chocolate Chip Scones, and now you can add these Blueberry Orange Scones to your breakfast table! 

These scones are crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside, infused with orange zest, and loaded with fresh blueberries. Top with a sweet orange glaze if desired.

Blueberries in a small glass bowl for Blueberry Orange Scones.

Ingredients you’ll need for Blueberry Orange Scones:

  • Plain flour
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Orange zest
  • Unsalted butter: Cut the butter up into cubes and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Large egg
  • Heavy cream (double cream): You’ll need 120ml for the scones, and some extra to brush on top of the scones before baking.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Blueberries: I used fresh blueberries, but you may use frozen blueberries.

For the Orange Glaze (optional):

  • Icing/powdered sugar
  • Orange juice: Juice from the orange you used for the zest.

Simple, basic ingredients are all you need for these blueberry orange scones. They are also super quick and easy to throw together!

An overhead view of Blueberry Orange Scones.

How to make Blueberry Orange Scones:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest.
  2. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingertips, work it into the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. You can use a food processor for this step.
  3. In a jug, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Add to the flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough starts to form. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into an 8-inch round disc.
  6. Transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, cut into 8 wedges, and pull the triangles slightly away from one another so they are not touching.
  7. Lightly brush each scone with heavy cream, then bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Allow the scones to cool slightly whilst making the glaze.

The glaze is optional but if you are using, simply whisk together the icing sugar and orange juice until smooth and combined. Drizzle over warm or room temperature scones, and enjoy straight away!

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

A Blueberry Orange Scone being picked up by hand from the batch of scones.

How to store these Blueberry Orange Scones:

Scones are best served on the day they are made, but they keep fresh in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months.

If you are storing the scones, I would top them with the orange glaze just before they are being served.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

A Blueberry Orange Scone broke in half to show off soft, fluffy centre.
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Blueberry Orange Scones.

Blueberry Orange Scones

Yield: 8 scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These orange-infused scones are deliciously soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and stuffed full of fresh blueberries!

Ingredients

For the Scones

  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (100g) fresh or frozen blueberries

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup (125g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

For the Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest.
  3. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingertips, work it into the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. You may also use a food processor.
  4. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the egg, heavy cream, and vanilla until combined. Add to the flour mixture and gently mix in to form a soft dough. Do not overmix. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into an 8-inch round disc. Transfer to the prepared baking tray, cut into 8 wedges, and pull the triangles slightly away from one another.
  6. Lightly brush each scone with heavy cream, then bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 - 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool slightly whilst preparing the glaze.

For the Glaze

  1. Whisk together the icing sugar, and orange juice until smooth and slightly runny. Add more juice if the glaze is too thick, or more icing sugar if too runny. Drizzle over warm or room temperature scones, and enjoy!

Notes

Scones are best served on the day they are made, but leftovers can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 scones Serving Size: 1 scone
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Barbara L

Saturday 27th of March 2021

I measured everything out by weight and found the dough dry so added in a bit more cream, 2 TBSP more. I also added in some cinnamon to the dry ingredients, and used a combination of frozen blueberries and blackberries. Yummy!!

Da'Maris Tinajera

Friday 12th of March 2021

First thought... “blueberry and orange? Nope”! So I did what any smart human would do... I made them anyway. And I’m so glad I gave them a try. DELICIOUSNESS! I do agree that is better when you weigh the ingredients!

violet laber

Saturday 11th of January 2020

This is my go-to recipe for scones! Not only are they delicious, but they work on my daughter's HI FODMAP diet. This is important because there are many everyday foods that she cannot digest. We eat them plain, with no glaze

Laura Stasack

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

The dough was a little sticky and hard to handle, but the scones were absolutely DELICIOUS! Totally worth the initial stickiness. My husband said, "I love the texture. They are crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside. I love them." Thank you for the recipe!

Marsha

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Laura! :)

Rebecca Hubbell

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I would never have thought of pairing blueberry and orange together, but the flavors work together so well!

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