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These Pumpkin Scones are an easy recipe that is perfect for the beginning of the Fall season. It is full of flavor, made with a delicious blend of spices and pumpkin puree. Try this recipe soon!

five pumpkin scones on a white dish next to a napkin

Today is officially the first day of Fall and I am ready to crack open a can of pumpkin puree and roll out all the yummy pumpkin recipes. 

Let’s begin with a batch of pumpkin scones. This recipe is not overly sweet but loaded with plenty of spices that give amazing flavor. The pumpkin puree prevents the scones from becoming dry but still allows these scones to be tender and flaky in the center. 

When you think about making scones, you may think of a complicated recipe but I assure you if you follow these instructions and tips you will have scone success. 

How to make pumpkin scones: 

ingredients to make pumpkin scones

Begin the recipe by preheating the oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients until they come together. 

Large white bowl with dry ingredients for pumpkin scones.

Next, add the cubed pieces of cold butter into the dry mixture and combine using a pastry cutter or your fingers until it resembles a coarse mixture. 

Mixing bowl with butter flour mixture to make pumpkin scones

In a separate small bowl, stir together the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, and vanilla until smooth. 

small white bowl with pumpkin puree mixture for pumpkin scones

Make a well in the center of the butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together in a loose dough. 

mixuture of ingredients for pumpkin scones in a mixing bowl

Turn the dough out on a clean, lightly floured surface and roll out in an even round layer to cut out the scones.

Dough for pumpkin scones in a mixing bowl

Place into the oven and bake. While the scones are baking make the glaze to dip the tops of the scones in. 

Tips for making the best pumpkin scones:

  1. Use cold butter, even frozen butter is perfectly fine to use in this recipe. You can cut the butter into small cube-shaped pieces or grate it using a grater.
  2. Be sure to use full-fat milk or heavy cream.
  3. Do not over mix the batter. Once the ingredients begin to stick together, press it onto itself to form a loose ball of dough. The dough will be sticky.
  4. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour, if it is too dry add a bit more milk.
  5. Closely monitor during baking and do not over bake. Scones should be soft and chewy.

How do you store glazed pumpkin scones?

Store glazed pumpkin scones in an airtight container or plastic storage bag at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.

Recipes to serve with these pumpkin scones:

one pumpkin scone cut in half on a white plate next to a cup of coffee and a napkin

pumpkin scones on a white platter with a napkin

Pumpkin Scones

These Pumpkin Scones are an easy recipe that is perfect for the beginning of the Fall season. It is full of flavor, made with a delicious blend of spices and pumpkin puree. Try this recipe soon!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 335kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
  • Once everything has been combined, add the cubed butter and crumble it with your fingers into the flour mixture until it begins to resemble a coarse meal.
  • If you still have chunks of butter in the mixture, no worries as it will still come together.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, 3 tablespoons milk, egg, and vanilla.
  • Whisk the mixture until it is fully combined and smooth.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the pumpkin puree mixture.
  • Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to stir the mixture until it comes together into a soft dough. If the mixture has too much liquid and doesn't seem to be coming together, then sprinkle in a little more flour until it does.
  • Make sure to only sprinkle in a teaspoon at a time.
  • Once the dough sticks together, turn it out onto a clean and lightly floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin until it forms an even circle similar to the size of a pizza; about 1 inch thick.
  • Using a pizza wheel, cut the dough the same way that you would a pizza, into 8 even triangles.
  • Place each scone onto the prepared baking sheet and place into the oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • While the scones are baking, make the glaze in a shallow dish by whisking together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk.
  • Once the scones have finished baking, allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then dip the tops of each scone into the glaze mixture, once you have dipped each scone into the mixture, begin with the first scone and dip all of them again. Allow the glaze to set and serve.

Notes

  1. Use cold butter, even frozen butter is perfectly fine to use in this recipe. You can cut the butter into small cube-shaped pieces or grate it using a grater. 
  2. Be sure to use full-fat milk or heavy cream. 
  3. Do not over mix the batter. Once the ingredients begin to stick together, press it onto itself to form a loose ball of dough. The dough will be sticky. 
  4. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour, if it is too dry add a bit more milk. 
  5. Closely monitor during baking and do not over bake. Scones should be soft and chewy. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2785IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonya
    September 8, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    I’ve never attempted to bake scones before. I only got interested in making them after going gluten-free. And gluten free baking is just not as predictable as gluten baking. So I don’t attempt to do it very often. However, I will be making a gluten-free cake for my birthday.

    • Reply
      admin
      September 12, 2016 at 9:23 PM

      Aww…that would really be a problem. I just recently got into scones myself. Can’t wait to see how the birthday cake turns out for you!

  • Reply
    April
    September 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    These looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for fall too! I have several cans of pumpkin puree just waiting to be used. Pumpkin scones would be perfect!

    • Reply
      admin
      September 18, 2016 at 12:44 PM

      Awesome April! These are really good and a great way to use that pumpkin puree 🙂

  • Reply
    Marta
    September 25, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    5 stars
    Pumpkin scones are one of my favorite fall breads! I love them.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:02 AM

      Thank you! Mine as well, so yummy.

  • Reply
    Aly Michell
    September 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    5 stars
    Now I am craving something pumpkin-y. This looks delicious! 🙂

    • Reply
      Katrina Adams
      September 28, 2019 at 8:29 AM

      5 stars
      These scones look delicious and I would love to try and remix with Sweet Potatoes!!!

      • Reply
        LaKita
        September 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM

        Thank you! Sweet potatoes sound amazing as well.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:02 AM

      Thank you! They are pretty irresistible.

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    September 25, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    5 stars
    I’m so thrilled that pumpkin season is upon us! All I need to go with these scones is a big cup of coffee!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:03 AM

      So am I!! Perfect with a cup of coffee!

  • Reply
    Krysten @ cookswithsoul
    September 26, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    I just made pumpkin puree from sugar pumpkins I can use in this recipe! Perfect with my morning coffee!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:03 AM

      The perfect way to use it! I need to check out your recipe as I’ve never made it myself.

  • Reply
    Jazz
    September 28, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    5 stars
    Your step-by-step instructions and photos have given me the confidence to tackle scones!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM

      Thank you! You can do it.

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    September 28, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    5 stars
    These scones look delicious!! I would love to remix the recipe with sweet potatoes ????!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM

      Thank you!!!

  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    September 28, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    5 stars
    I’ve never been a big scone person but these could certainly change my mind.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you! I’ve had some bad scones as well so I understand. But I must say these are really good!

  • Reply
    Synovia Gibson
    September 29, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    5 stars
    I’ll definitely try this. I love new types of pastries to make.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 30, 2019 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you! Let me know how it goes if you do.

  • Reply
    Aline
    October 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    5 stars
    OMG!!! WAAAAAANT! I love scones so much, and this recipe is one to keep! Thank you!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 2, 2019 at 2:01 PM

      Thank you Aline!!

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