Copycat Panera Orange Scones

copycat Panera orange scones

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Copycat Panera Orange Scones are an easy recipe to replicate the bright and soft orange scones from Panera. Tons of orange flavor and a softer not crunchy scone, these are the perfect companion to morning coffee.


Makes 8 scones
1/3 cup sugar
Zest of 2 navel oranges
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoons butter, diced into cubes
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed OJ
2 teaspoons fresh orange zest


1. Heat oven to 400. Combine the sugar and orange zest. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in butter, using a pastry cutter combine until mixture has formed a coarse meal. (See the step by step photos in the post)

2. In another bowl, combine the sour cream and the egg. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Using your hand, form dough into a ball and make sure all the dough crumbs are combined into the dough.

3. Place on a lightly floured surface and form into a circle about 7″ wide. Cut into 8 triangles. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake 16-17 minutes.

4. To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. When scones have cooled, spoon glaze evenly over each scone. Let set, then repeat to double-glaze if you have any left.


Adapted from: My Baking Addiction