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Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones



Sweet and tangy Meyer Lemon and cranberry together and a fluffy scone. These will be great with a cup of tea and/or for breakfast.
If you haven't heard Meyer Lemons before they are a cross between a lemon and mandarin. Lemon is very tart, acidic and the mandarin is sweeter so it takes the tartness out of the lemon.
The fruit normally look like an orange lemon and can be the size of a lemon or slightly large and rounder.
I was first introduced to Meyer Lemons by my uncle, he grows them himself at his house. They were really round and orange in color.
Have a little fun with these by cutting them into shapes using a cookie cutter, I saw a contestant on one of my favorite cooking shows.

If you like this recipe, you might like these:
Cranberry Orange Muffies
Spiced Cranberry Orange Cake
Spiced Cranberry Orange Doughnut Muffins
Milk Chocolate & Orange Scones


Note: If you cannot find Meyer Lemons, they can be hard to find, you can use a 2 to 1 ratio of mandarin and lemon and you should get the same flavor.
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Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones

Time
Prep: 10 to 15 minutes
Baking: 10 to 12 minutes

Ingredients 

Scones
1 cup Unsalted Butter, frozen
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
3 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Zest, 4 to 5 Meyer Lemons
1/4 cup Meyer Lemon Juice
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Cream plus 2 tablespoons
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Baking Powder

Glaze
1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Meyer Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Cream
Pinch of Fine Sea Salt

1. Zest Meyer Lemons into 1/2 cup of sugar. Let that sit for 10 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and sea salt.  Grate frozen butter into flour mixtures then coat it with the flour. Add 1/4 cup of juice, cream and egg to the flour.
4. Kneed dough together until most of the flour is gone. The dough maybe a little sticky, that's okay. Dust a little flour on a clean surface then roll out to 2 inch thick. You can cut using a circle biscuit cutter, any shape cookie cutter or cut into squares. Brush the tops with the two tablespoons of cream.
5. Bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely.
6. Whisk together glaze until thick. Drizzle over cooled scones. Let glaze set before serving or consuming.
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Comments

  1. These look so delicious!! I love cranberry lemon together, so I will have to try these!

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  2. I'm going to need like, five of these... STAT. These look so yummy, I'm going to try them out asap!

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  3. I love lemon anything so much! I have lemons pretty much daily. They're so wonderful!

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  4. I like the flavor of lemon so I'm sure I would like these. I have never made scones before so this would be new for me.

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  5. These sound SO good. I am way into lemons right now and cranberries are always the best!

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  6. Those look delicious! I have never tried to make scones. Will have to try these!

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  7. You always have the most tasty recipes! Cant wait to try these! Thank you. Keep giving me recipes!!!

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  8. I’ve never heard of Meyer Lemon. I’m not a fan of lemon, but I like mandarins. It’s sounds yummy though. I like the idea of using cookie cutters for the scones.

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  9. Now doesn't that sound just so delicious. My tongue is doing this little side ways dance right now in anticipation. Can't wait to try them Luci

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  10. This recipe for Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones sounds lovely - such a great mix of flavours!

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  11. Those scones look amazing and makes my mouth water. I bet he lemons add the yum a kick of flavor to the pastry!

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  12. These look like they taste so amazing! And the drizzle on top looks absolutely delicious!

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  13. Great recipe! I love cookies, my hubby and I always make cookies for Valentine's

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  14. These look so yummy! I actually have never had a scone in my life. lol I know - been living under a rock somewhere. I'd love to try these

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  15. These look delicious. They would make a really good on-the-go breakfast option and I love that they are really quick to make :)

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  16. Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones look so delicious and nutritious as well. I am not very good at cooking but I think I can try these as per your recipe.

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  17. Lemon + Cranberry together sounds delicious. I love tangy goods so I am excited about it.

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  18. I used to live around the corner from a bakery that had great cranberry scones. I haven't had one in years. Now that I've found this recipe, I think I'm going to try to make them this weekend.

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  19. These look delicious, I love lemon and cranberry. I can totally imagine having these with a nice cup of green tea, thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  20. I absolutely love scones and would never have thought to make this flavour! How do these taste with cream and jam haha!

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  21. Myer lemons are just wonderful, aren't they? I'll bet these are delicious!. I'm glad you didn't use poppy seeds in these. I can make them for my mom.

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  22. Wow! They looks so yummy. I really am salivating here

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  23. I m really into the meyer lemons at the moment. I mostly use them in water, but I m going to try this recipe. Thanks

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  24. These look absolutely DIVINE!!! The recipe is so easy to follow! I'm so excited to try it out!

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  25. Sweet and tangy Meyer Lemon and cranberry together and a fluffy scone. These are my favorites.

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  26. These scones sound so yummy! I've been wanting to try Meyer lemons for a while now but haven't seen them in the stores here. I may end up trying to grow a tree indoors....

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  27. Yum, Yum, and Yum! This looks so delicious. I have never made scone but may give these a try. Thank you!

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  28. Sheesh! I don't want to wait to make them. I want to try one now. They look amazing. Since the recipe seems easy enough, I may give them a try.

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  29. Ohhhh these look absolutely delicious! Yum!

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  30. Oh, These Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones looks delightful. I would love to try this recipe.

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  31. This makes my stomach growl! I really need to make these, they look amazing and we love some tea in this house!

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  32. I love scones. These lemon cranberry scones look delicious and perfect for tea time. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I had my first scones two weeks ago. Your recipe looks amazing.

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  34. We can't wait to try these! We love anything scone!

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  35. These sound amazing! I love lemon anything!

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  36. Oh yes, I love lemon flavor, this recipe is a winner in my books Can't wait to make it!

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  37. I haven't heard about Meyer Lemons before but they sure look delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try next week for breakfast! One needs a treat before heading out for classes ;)

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  38. I haven't heard of Meyer lemons either. Could one buy it at a grocery store like Jewel-Osco or Meijer or do you have to buy it at a more specialized grocery store? These seem really delicious though. I would love to try some. :)

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    1. I do believe you can. I got mine at Walmart and I have gotten them at my local grocery store as well.

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  39. I saw these on your IG and thought they looked great! I bet the glaze adds an extra zing of flavor to them!

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  40. Never tried scone before. This looks so irresistible. I am going to try it this weekend.

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  41. These look so yummy! I like the flavor of lemon so I'm sure I would like these.

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  42. I love just about anything with cranberry in it. This looks yummy!

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  43. Dang, this looks good too! I still need to make the bananas foster pound cake you posted a little while back. I'll have to add this my list.

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  44. I love scones! And these look just delish!

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  45. I’ve never tried to make scones but this looks like a great recipe to start with!

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  46. I’m a sucker for anything lemon so this is perfect! I’m going to give this a try this weekend!

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  47. Wow! They looks so yummy. I really am salivating here
    Anna x

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  48. I'm such a sweettooth for cookies and scones! I might definitely try this one, although it is the first time I hear about Meyer lemons, I don't think I've ever seen those where I live!

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    1. You can use a combo of orange or mandarin and a regular lemon and you'll get the same flavor.

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  49. Cranberry and Orange goes beautifully together and I love how you have these flavota in a scone! I love how you made them different shapes too! Awesomeness!!!

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  50. I love the unique shapes of your scones! And I bet the citrus and cranberry flavours work so well together. Yum!

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  51. I have never made scones before but my husband loves them. I need to try your recipe using meyer lemon is also great I love them so floral and good

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