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Triple Citrus Ginger Scones

For my second Spring Sweets Week recipe I whipped up some scones.  They are super simple to make and really pop when you load them full of freshly squeezed citrus juice and ginger!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product from sponsor companies to help in the creation of my recipes.  All opinions are mine alone.  


I've had the pleasure of working with Melissa's Produce in the past and this year they totally went above and beyond with the variety and quantity of items they sent.  Among the selections were Cara Cara oranges, Seedless lemons and Key Limes.

 I knew I wanted to make scones but couldn't decide on one flavor of citrus so I went with all three! Using a microplane is my favorite way to zest whether it's a lot or a little. Fast and then I pop it right on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Selefina Spices also sent some fantastic items.  I knew right away I wanted to put the cinnamon in these.  After snacking on a few pieces of the crystallized ginger I thought that would be great in them too.

The key to scones is to not overwork the dough.  They stay much more tender that way.  I like to knead it by hand 6 or 8 times on top of a pastry mat.  That also helps me form it into a proper circle shape that's the size I want.

Once you've got your circle then you cut it into 8 wedges.

Spread the wedges out on a baking sheet. Brush them with butter and sprinkle them with sugar.

After the scones are baked, let them cool and then glaze them. You can do a thick glaze and drizzle it on in stripes or a thinner glaze that coats the whole top.  I went with the thinner version for these.

It ensures that you get a little bit of glaze in every bite but it's not a super sweet mouthful.

Thank you so much to Melissa's Produce and Selefina Spices for sponsoring Spring Sweets Week! Be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize package from one of our four amazing sponsors by using the link down below.  Also be sure to check out the recipes from the other talented bloggers being shared all week long!

Triple Citrus Ginger Scones

Triple Citrus Ginger Scones
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated Cara Cara Orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated Seedless Lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated Key Lime zest
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Selefina Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Cara Cara Orange juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Selefina crystallized ginger root, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Seedless Lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Key Lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Cara Cara Orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Key Lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Seedless lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cara Cara Orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place flour, 1/4 cup sugar, citrus zests, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add cold butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Transfer to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk egg, orange juice and buttermilk until blended; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; sprinkle with chopped crystallized ginger root, knead gently 6-8 times. Pat dough into a 6-in. circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Remove scones from oven; immediately brush with glaze. Serve warm.
citrus, ginger, scones
breakfast, dessert, brunch



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    Those Cara Cara oranges were soooooo good. I did use them for baking but most of them were just eaten
    Karen said…
    Melissa's totally knocked it out of the park didn't they? Your glaze on these is gorgeous.
    Hezzi-D said…
    I have been making so many scones! Citrus and ginger are the perfect combination!
    Cindy Kerschner said…
    I love that you used all three citrus together in these scones!
    I am as excited about that glaze as I am the scone! YUM!!!!
    Sue Lau said…
    Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch!
    Chris said…
    These scones look so delicious! And I love all the citrus on there.
    Inger said…
    Fun variation on a classic!
    Lisa said…
    Triple citrus sounds marvelous and look how fluffy those scones are!
    Radha said…
    Love the idea of triple citrus! These scones are going to be my new favorite.
    Jennifer said…
    Those scones sound fantastic. You cannot go wrong with that trifecta of citrus!

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