Pumpkin Scones

I am not sure what I am more obsessed with this Fall – squash or pumpkin! It is hard to choose, but for the most part I have been eating squash for dinner and baking pumpkin for breakfast.

Hello Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin! I miss you when you aren’t in stores!

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I have been seeing scone recopies pop up all over the interwebs lately and figure that it would be totally something that I could rock!

I saw this post on PhillyGirlRuns site the other day, which follows this recipe which promises scones like the ones you get at Starbucks, so I figured this would be a good recipe to start with. I made my own little changes and it goes something like this-

Scone Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons  butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg

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Preheat oven to 425 *F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients until no chunks are obvious. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients – form the dough into a ball.

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The pat the dough out into a long rectangle on a floured baking sheet.

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Slice that bad boy into 3 separate pieces.

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Then diagonally cut the dough again to make 6 triangular pieces.

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Bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes, scones should begin to brown, then place on a wire rack to cool.

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Yes, these scones smelled good enough to eat!

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But before I could eat them I had to let them cool and then ice them!

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I then iced my scones with a Spiced Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle the icing over scones and let dry before serving.

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I drizzled this glaze over the scones which were sitting on a wire rack and I had another baking sheet underneath to catch what dripped down. It saved me some clean up time!

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I let the icing cool and dry like a good little chef and then it was time to try out my scone creation for myself!

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Hot Damn! They tasted just as good (if not better!) than they looked and smelled! That is ALWAYS  a welcomed outcome for trying a new recipe for the first time! WIN!

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I always was under the impression that scones were hard to make, but these were so easy!

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So simple to make and they taste so good! I promptly put them on my Halloween charger to make them more festive!

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I am officially a Pumpkin Scone Lover!

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What is your favorite kind of scone? Do you have any other good scone recipe suggestions for me?

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11 Comments

  • Reply Anna S October 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    These look delicious. I've been afraid to make scones, but I think I might have to try them!

  • Reply PhillyGirlRuns October 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    aren't they amazing? and SO quick and easy. I might just need to make them again tomorrow…

  • Reply CAC muffin October 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    oh man those look amazing I can't wait to try them out! Keep the amazing receipes coming! I love it!

  • Reply Hope October 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Those scones look amazing! I definitely need to try making them. I love anything pumpkin!

  • Reply Nicole-Lynn October 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I love anything pumpkin! These look awesome. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply runnerstrials.com October 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Umm yum. I have been looking for a good pumpkin scone recipe and am so glad you posted this. Cannot wait to make them.

  • Reply ladypurpl October 24, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Boy, I am so IMPRESED! Your scones look so professional and so yummy! Will you make some for me? Did fiance love the treat?

  • Reply lee October 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I've never made scones before but perhaps I need to. These look great.

  • Reply Carrie October 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Oooh, I made some on Friday, they were awesome. I still have pumpkin left, might be making them again! Am I misreading the icing recipe? or is a word missing? Thanks for the inspiration, I had canned pumpkin burning a hole in my pantry.

  • Reply Gretchen October 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Your icing recipe is missing something. It says 2 tbsp whole…. I’m assuming its milk but is it something else?

    • Reply Leslie October 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Gretchen – It’s Whole Milk, I’ve updated it! Thanks for the heads up!

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