Dried Blueberries

Orange Blueberry Scones

Orange Blueberry Scones

So I really like scones, so I made these scrumptious little morsels! Orange blueberry scones with a glaze made of blueberry juice and orange zest.

Orange Blueberry Scones

Sometimes I’m not always a lover of blueberries in baked goods, since they become squishy and loose that tart bite that I love about blueberries.  With that being said, I decided to use dried blueberries instead of fresh!  I’ve never eaten or used dried blueberries before.  I was surprised by how sweet they were, which is kind of silly really, since dried fruits have a concentrated sweetness.

Orange Blueberry Scones

For this recipe I let the blueberries soak in a small amount of water,  just barely covering them.  This isn’t something that has to be done, but I wanted the residual blueberry water for the glaze.  By the way, scones are always better with glaze!

Orange Zest and Blueberry Juice

Orange Blueberry Scones

Orange Blueberry Scone Recipe:
2 C. All Purpose Flour
3 tbsp. Sugar
2.5 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 the zest from 1 Orange
1/3 C. Cold Butter
1 Egg Beaten
1/2 C. Dried Blueberries (Soaked in water – optional)
4-6 tbsp. Milk

1 C. Powdered Sugar
1-1 1/2 tbsp Blueberry Water or Milk
1/2 the zest from 1 Orange

Preheat oven to 400.

1. In a small dish, soak the dried blueberries in water. The water should just barely cover the dried blueberries. Set aside.

2. In a larger bowl, combine the dry ingredients and orange zest.

3. With a pastry cutter, combine the butter and dry ingredients. The consistency should look like wet sand.

4. Add the wet blueberries (without the liquid) into the dry/butter mixture. Be sure to save the blueberry water (you will want to use it for the glaze). Add the beaten egg and milk and mix together.

5. On a floured surface, form the dough and flatten to a 1/2 to 1 inch thickness and cut into any desired shape. Place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.

6. Once cooled, combine the ingredients for the glaze and top each scone.

Orange Blueberry Scones

I hope you try these at home! They’re really good – I promise!