Cranberry Orange Scones—Perfect for a Tea Party!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Tea Party Cranberry orange Scones
Delectable Homemade Cranberry Orange Scone

Watching your weight and planning out your weekly menu does not mean all the fun and spontaneity around joyous events and family traditions are eliminated. Quite the contrary! There is no reason life moments and meaningful traditions can't be part of your plan. For instance, why shouldn't everyone enjoy a deliciious tea party with home made scones! Choose a variety of your favorite teas and steep them in the teapot or French press you have tucked away. Slice some lemon to add some panache to your tea and you have stage one of your tea party set. Then there are the special cups and saucers, linens, plates and maybe even a nosegay of flowers to set by the Tea Party ensemble.

Then there is the food. Keep it simple, mindful and tasty. Offer fresh whole strawberries on their own serving plate that people can pick up by the stem with their fingers and eat. Next offer fresh hicama sticks dusted with a combination of paprika and salt (1tbs of sea salt to 1/4 tsp paprika) assembled artfully on a beautiful platter so you can pick up each stick individually. Then make fresh scones...

Fresh Baked Scones Sprinkled with An Orange Rind and Truvia Baking Blend Mixture
Sprinkle The Fresh Baked Scones with Orange Rind Mixed with Truvia

Cranberry Orange Scones

  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup driend cranberries, low sugar
  • 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray, canola or vegetable
  • 1/2 teaspoon Truvia baking blend
  1. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cranberries, tossing to coat.
  2. Combine buttermilk, 1 teaspoon of orange rind, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 5 times with floured hands. Pat dough into a 7-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut the dough into 10 wedges, cutting into but not completely through dough. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden. 
  4. Combine 1/2 teaspoon of orange rind with the Truvia. Sprinkle mixture over scones; serve warm. 

Nutritional Information

Servings: 10. Serving size: 1 wedge. Calories: 164; Total Fat 3.2g, Sodium 130mg, Total Carbohydrate 30.7g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 10.8g, Protein 3.6g.

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