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These pumpkin scones with maple glaze are fluffy, lightly spiced, and the perfect way to celebrate fall. Pumpkin spice fans unite!

Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze | A Couple Cooks

This post is sponsored by Roxbury Mountain Maple. All opinions are our own.

What makes you feel most alive? Asking this question is such a passion of mine that perhaps it’s my answer (how meta is that?). But also: Great conversation on deep subjects. Meeting and connecting with someone new. Creating something beautiful (many times with food). Dreaming up business ideas or creative partnerships. Sharing food with people I love. Gazing onto the blue ocean in Santorini. Geeking out with a great chef. Oh, and baking cozy-spiced pumpkin scones now that the air has a certain chill…for Alex and me, that makes us feel seriously alive.

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How to make pumpkin scones with maple glaze

These pumpkin scones with maple cream came about when a family-run maple syrup business asked us to create another recipe using their maple cream. And what is maple cream? It’s natural and simple: maple syrup that is heated and stirred to produce a pure maple spread. The cream has an intensely concentrated maple taste that is perfect spread on PB toast, apples, and muffins.

Maple cream now comes in two flavors: golden, a light, delicate flavor, and dark (our favorite), which is rich and caramel-y. Here, we’ve used them both as a glaze to top pumpkin scone, which are a take on a recipe from our friend Melissa of The Faux Martha. (You may remember her from our podcast on minimalism.)

And let me brag on Melissa a bit: the base scone recipe is out of this world! And our adaptation with pumpkin makes for the fluffiest, scone I’ve ever tasted, with the perfect salty-sweet balance.

To her recipe we added pumpkin, spices, and the maple cream glaze. The maple cream works perfectly as a glaze, even solidifying a bit after spreading. Or, use this Maple Glaze recipe instead!

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How to find maple cream

Want to try some maple cream for that maple glaze? You can order some yourself with a coupon code from Roxbury (see below). And it makes a perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift, when the time comes.

Want to buy it? Check out Roxbury’s Amazon Store for their maple syrup, maple cream, and maple sugar. Enter promo code “maple169” for 10% off your order! Here is the golden cream and the dark cream.

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This pumpkin scones recipe is…

Vegetarian. For plant-based, dairy-free, and vegan, go to Vegan Scones.

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Pumpkin Scones Recipe

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
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These pumpkin scones with maple glaze are fluffy, lightly spiced, and the perfect way to celebrate fall. Pumpkin spice fans unite!


  • 1 large egg plus 1 yolk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Maple cream or 1 recipe Maple Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk together eggs, then stir in the cream and pumpkin. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Pour the cream mixture into the center, then gently stir until the dough just comes together.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough on the baking sheet and form it into a 6″ square. Cut the square in half to form two rectangles, then place any crumbs on top of one rectangle and place the other rectangle on top. Gently press out or roll the dough into a 6” square again. Cut the dough in half, then into thirds leaving you with 6 rectangles. Cut each rectangle on the diagonal resulting in 12 triangular scones. Loosen each scone from the bottom and place it back on the baking sheet in an even row.
  6. Lightly brush the top of the scones with the cream that remains in the measuring cup. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a cooling rack.
  7. To serve, spread each scone with maple cream. Serve immediately; scones are best the day of baking and do not save well. (To create the glaze shown in the photograph, we spread each scone with golden maple cream, then heated a bit of the dark maple cream and drizzled it on top.)


Adapted from The Faux Martha

  • Category: Baked
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: English

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Alpana says:

    This looks so delicios! I need to try it!

  2. Angela says:

    swimming in a lake, or the ocean. breathing real deep. squishing my toes in the sand. being surrounded by good people and good conversation that drifts on into the evening. candlelight and campfires.

    among other things!

    these look delicious.

  3. Suzanne (princapecos) says:

    I feel most alive when I’ve been eating right and spending time outdoors… so I can’t wait for fall to get here (because it’s just been really hot here)!

    I’m so glad you shared this recipe. I just bought some pumpkin puree (my effort to will fall to arrive sooner) and was wondering what it might become.

  4. Jessica says:

    Leaving the window open at night and that, crisp, cool air sweeps over my face. Nothing compares.

  5. Lori says:

    I feel most alive when I’m in the sun! Sunshine makes me happy! Love to try some maple cream.

  6. Rachel Tilly says:

    Brisk fall air, bright blue skies, warm ocean breeze, cooking, watching my baby laugh and discover new things, spending time with loved ones–these are all times when I feel most alive!!

  7. marilyn roche says:

    These look delicious!!

  8. Elise Gahan says:

    Eating food with friends and family is definitely something that makes me feel alive. Another top favorite is flying down a Colorado mountain skiining.

    Scones are my favorite weekend breakfast treat – I can’t wait to make these!

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