Life Love Larson: Cranberry Orange Pecan Scones


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cranberry Orange Pecan Scones

Hello! Welcome to Life Love Larson! I'm so happy to be participating in this Christmas Festival Blog Hop with 29 other bloggers this week! A huge thank you to Kendra from Joy In Our Home blog for including me in the tour. Don't you just love Instagram and finding people/accounts/blogs that way?! This blog hop has a different festive theme everyday and today is all about recipes. You can find the links to all of the Christmas posts below!
When I was thinking about Christmas and recipes, I determined that I had blogged all the things I usually make this time of year...pecan rolls, cookies, etc. So, I decided to try a new and easy recipe that I had been wanting to tackle, cranberry orange scones. The recipe came right off the box of Pioneer baking mix! The flavors are festive and colorful, and breakfast foods are a huge hit at our house! I did tweak the recipe a bit by adding in some candied pecans. Anything "candied" must be added with no hesitation!
I have never before made a scone! And I actually decided these look more like biscuits because I was too lazy to roll and cut them into cute triangles! I'm all about easy (and semi-homemade)!
Cranberry Orange Pecan Scones (Pioneer Baking Mix Recipe)
3 cups baking mix
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup dried cranberries + pecans (I added the pecans to the recipe)

Simply add all ingredients to a bowl and mix. Add a little flour to your working surface and knead the dough for a few minutes.
As mentioned before, instead of rolling out and using a cutting tool to make a scone shape, I simply dropped parts of the mix on a baking stone as if I were making biscuits. I sprayed the stone with some non-stick spray first. Bake at 425 degrees.
I baked the "scones" a little longer than the suggested time of 14 minutes just because these were larger than scone size. Then I let them cool for a few minutes.
While the scones were cooling for a minute, I whipped up a sweet drizzle to put on top! Yes, more sweetness! This icing is simply 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 Tablespoons milk. Stir until smooth.
This icing takes these to the next level! I suggest frosting only before you will eat so they don't get too soggy! Just place extra frosting in the fridge for later!
That's it! So easy! The tartness of the cranberries cuts the sweetness of the frosting and the orange juice gives it more flavor. The candied pecans are an added touch, but could easily be omitted.
I used this mix from Walmart with some additional dried cranberries.
This is such a great recipe for kids to help with because you have to use your hands to knead the dough! And because frosting. :) Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will follow along on the tour and stop at Cali Girl in a Southern World for the next recipe!

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  1. Oh - this looks absolutely delicious! Scones are my favorite - pinning and going to try this recipe!

  2. Andrea, after having a scone similar to this at Starbucks a few weeks ago, I wanted to try to make them. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I know it has to be great. :)

  3. Yummy! I have never made scones before, but I think I should try these!

  4. Oh these look so delicious Andrea!! Definitely making them soon! Merry Christmas!

  5. The combination of cranberry and orange is one of my favorites. Definitely will be trying this recipe!

  6. Hi Andrea, oh yes these look amazing. Did you make an extra batch for me? Yummer's !!!! Christine stopping by from Little Brags (today's Front Porches) .

  7. These look SO delicious! I’ve never made scones and my dear friend who always did moved far away! I want to try these at Christmas! Thanks as always for joining me on this blog hop, Andrea! Merry Christmas!

  8. I am so NOT a baker but think I could try my hand at these scones. They look delish and I love candied pecans! I also liked hearing that you cut corners and they turned out anyway! :)

  9. I cannot wait to try these!! How delicious! Your photos are beautiful!

  10. These look so delicious! :) I actually like the idea of not taking the time to roll this into triangles, I am all about convenience! My husband has made scones before, but I never have... I am def. going to try these sometime soon! They look yummy!


  11. These love fabulous! Love the simplicity of the recipe!