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Copycat Panera Orange Scone Recipe — 43 Comments

    • Hi, Yes you can make these scones in advance. I like to freeze them before they’re baked. Place the triangle shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. Put into freezer safe bags. When ready to bake place the frozen scones on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake.

      • Ya sorry I’m a dummy, just noticed it says “You can make these scones weeks in advance by freezing them!” At the top of the page, duh! Thank you for responding anyway 🙂

  1. This recipe looks great! My family loves the orange scones from Panera too but it can get expensive. Can’t wait to try it. Only I don’t have a food processor. Is there any way to make them without one? Thanks!

    • Sure Adalie! You can use a pastry blender or just a knife and fork. Whatever tool you use to make pie dough you can use to make scone dough.

  2. These turned out beautifully and so delicious!!! Thank you! My oven runs a little hot, so my scones were ready at 12 minutes. Thanks again!

  3. Hello, I made the scones and they were great. The only difference was that my glaze didn’t harden like the one’s from PB. It was more like frosting. Is there a way to make that delicious, crispy, glaze. That was the only discrepancy.

    • Hi Emily, Maybe when making the glaze you added too much sugar. To correct, add more orange juice until the glaze becomes the correct consistency. ♥

    • Hi Frank, I put the glaze on when they were cooled. If you want the scones to adsorb more of the glaze flavor you can add some when they’re hot and a little more when they have cooled down.

  4. These scone’s are wonderful I couldn’t stop getting another and another. You did a great job on this receipe because they taste just like I have gotten at panera store . Thank you

  5. These were amazing! I didn’t want to drag out my food processor so I chilled the butter and cream cheese in the freezer and then grated them on the largest hole of a box grater. Worked perfectly! I shared some with my sister, whose reply was “I died”. Great recipe!

  6. Hi Sheryl. Just whipped these guys up this morning and can’t wait to taste them (Wednesday mornings are my traditional Panera scone run day). Panera just raised their price and are making the scones smaller. Your recipe makes what look like perfect scones. I guessed at the height before putting into the oven, but I tried 1/2 to 3/4 inch and they seemed to be just right. Thank you for this Christmas blessing.

  7. Hi, I was gifted a scone pan for Christmas and would love to use this recipe. How would I measure an amount for the scone slots? Do I push them down and make the top flat? Thanks

    • Hi Theresa, I would go ahead and form the scone dough into a round (the size of your pan) Measuring a scone cavity. Example: If one scone is 3 1/2 inch from base to tip then you would double that measurement to make your round 7 inches. Cut into triangles, place them in the scone pan cavities, press them a little to make them fit and bake.

  8. So delicious!

    I used heart shaped cookie cutter and blood orange juice instead of regular. It made the glaze pink and perfect for Valentine’s brunch!

  9. I don’t usually post reviews but these are really good. I turned mine into minis but still ate two. Thank you for saving me some panera trips!

  10. I made these for my husband. They turned out fabulous! They’re delicious and beautiful. The icing is superb. Will make again. 5 stars!

    • Hi Ginny, You can use orange juice, but since it’s only a teaspoon it’s really not going to make that much of a difference in flavor. Adding a teaspoon of orange flavoring really drives home the orange flavor. Maybe you could add an additional teaspoon of orange zest.

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