This homemade glazed orange scones recipe is delicious and comes together easily for a baked scone treat anytime. Whether you serve them as part of a breakfast brunch or afternoon tea, these homemade orange-glazed scones are always a treat.
When it comes to serving these scones, choosing the right spread can make them even more special. I like serving them with whipped butter, so as not to take away from their orangy flavor. An orange marmalade served with these is also a great complimenting choice. These scones can pair well with jams, honey butter, or with a fruit and cheese charcuterie board.
Homemade Glazed Orange Scones Recipe
This homemade glazed orange scones recipe is delicious and comes together easily. They can be made large like shown here or smaller for more servings. I got the original recipe at mybakingaddiction.com with just a few of my own tweaks to it.
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 17 min
- Total Time: 37 min
- Yield: 8
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
1/3 Cup granulated sugar
Zest from one orange
1-Teaspoon orange extract
1-Teaspoon orange juice
2-Cups all-purpose flour
1-Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1-Stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
1/2 Cup sour cream
1 Large egg
1-Tablespoon of cold butter
1-Cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 Teaspoon orange extract
1-Tablespoon of orange juice
- In a large bowl, blend together the egg, granulated sugar, orange zest, orange extract, and orange juice.
- Add in the softened butter and sour cream, and blend till all ingredients are combined.
- Next add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder until a dough is formed.
- Chill dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then remove the dough and form 8 to 10 loosely rolled balls. Do not pack the dough, just roll it lightly with your hands.
- Bake on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, at 400 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes.
- While the scones are cooling, combine all of the ingredients for the glaze, except the sugar in the raw, and blend until smooth.
- Drizzle each scone with the glaze. Let is set and serve.
- Scones will store well in an air-tight container for 2 days.
Scones can last up to 3 days in the fridge or keep well out on the countertop if served right away. When freezing scones, cool them first, then wrap them snugly in plastic wrap, but do not glaze them until ready to defrost and serve.
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How to Store Glazed Orange Scones
To keep scones fresh for as long as possible I have some tips for storing scones so that they stay fresh for days. One thing to keep in mind when storing scones is to let them cool completely before you put them away. This will prevent condensation from forming inside the container, which can make the scones go stale or even moldy.
Once your scones are cooled, you can store them in an airtight container or plastic storage bag. If you’re planning to eat them within a day or two, you can leave them on the counter at room temperature. But if you want them to last longer, it’s best to store them in the fridge or freezer.
When storing scones in the fridge, wrap them in plastic wrap and eat them within 2-3 days. Also, wrap scones the same way when storing them in the freezer, but you should skip the glaze until the day you serve them. Then when you’re ready to take the scones out of the freezer, simply let them thaw at room temperature, glaze them and serve.