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Growing up my grandma loved cranberries so much she would buy bag after bag in the fall so she could freeze them and enjoy them all year long. She didn’t make any fancy recipes, she just cooked them up until the cranberries burst out of their skin, then she added sugar and continued cooking until she had a thick cranberry sauce. I don’t think I will ever eat a cranberry without thinking about her.
I love things like that. The tradition, the family stories. So, I, of course, feed my own children plenty of cranberries and hopefully happy memories.
My favorite way to eat cranberries is cooked up just like my grandma used to do…but my next favorite way? In scones. I created this recipe for Cranberry Scones years ago when I was trying to make the perfect scone and I’m pretty sure I accomplished it right here.
Cranberry Scone Recipe:
We love dipping our cranberry scones in this Cranberry Fluff! Simply add cooked cranberries (follow the directions on the package) to marshmallow creme. Stir until you have a cloud of pink cranberry heaven. This is so good, my friends!
I think we all have events this time of year where we have to transport food. I like to use this lightweight Rubbermaid Party Platter. It has a compartment for a dip with a separate leak-proof lid and four compartments for food. This is perfect for taking my scones to holiday gatherings or using at home.
- 4 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Cut in butter until the chunks are the size of peas.
- Add dried cranberries
- In separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
- Mix gently.
- Divide into four parts.
- Take one part and pat it into a circle onto a pan.
- Cut into wedges.
- Combine 1 egg with 1 Tsp. water and coat the top of the scone.
- Repeat with other three parts.
- Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes.
Do you have any traditions that center around food? Any special meals that remind you of your family?