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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

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x


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

Keywords: Scones, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Recipes, Pumpkin Scones, Maple Glaze, Maple

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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 for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

  5. Love that crisp fall air after the oppressive summer heat. Early mornings sipping a warm cup of tea are about as good as it gets!

  6. Fall and cooler weather makes me feel alive after a long hot summer. It’s like a cool breath of air. Great time for journaling and quite time in the mornings.

  7. Love the sound of this recipe! Can’t wait to experiment with a gluten free version! I feel the most alive on a long early morning run when the world is quiet and peaceful. Everything seems to fall in to place and just as I am reaching the end the sun begins to rise and it’s inspiring!

  8. Love this post and those scones looks amazing! It might sound cliche because this is a fall-themed post, but being outside in the crisp fall weather…crunchy leaves…s’mores…big pots of soup…these are the things that make me feel most alive :)

  9. Oh, I love this question! I’ve been thinking about it a lot too, especially because I’m in-between jobs and trying to figure out the next step, and I’m hoping that reflecting on this can help guide me down the new path. I’d say being really with somebody in conversation, truly listening to them and having them truly listening to you, makes me feel alive. There’s also the little yet big things, like the sound of coffee brewing in the morning, that pause when I’ve reached the top of a mountain I’ve been hiking, and a rainy evening. Thank you for this post, it was lovely to read and think about!

  10. I feel most alive when I have had coffee, can take my son on a morning walk and actually get my hair and makeup done for the day lol. I feel like a new woman on those days!

  11. Simple things make me feel alive. Fresh air, being near the sea, sitting down with a friend to talk, walking through an orchard. Living is in every day moments. :)

  12. Something that gets my heart pumping and my spirit soaring. So many opportunities for this! Hiking big mountains, going on long runs, biking on back country trails, waking up to a winter wonderland. The best season is on its way in!

  13. For me, it’s picnics with Andrew in Canterbury Park, walking on the Monon over to Nicey Treat and grabbing a popsicle for the walk back. And runs on the canal. This gorgeous weather has been totally tugging my heartstrings lately thinking that it may be my last summer-fall here in Indianapolis. But I’m working on living it to the fullest while I can :)
    Thinking of you guys, hope you’re enjoying the change of season as much as I am! <3

  14. Ooh, good question. I feel most alive when going someplace new, or when sharing a meal with people. I can’t wait to make these for a fall breakfast sometime soon.

  15. We were just using some of these same spices in baking this weekend and I completely agree – the certain chill in the air gives it something special! And it feels cozy! Right now baby belly laughs are making me feel alive! And – what i’m convinced are – her strong attempts at the word “CAT” as her first word.

  16. I feel most alive outside! And you guys. Thinking about you often. I can’t wait to see what sweet reward is ahead — hoping hoping for your little family!

  17. These look amazing! I’m a huge pumpkin scone fan, and that maple cream looks fab! I feel most alive when I’m outdoors – the fresh air, flora, and fauna just make my heart full.

  18. I feel most alive when summer finally gives way to fall – the mornings are cool and the days are sunny and breezy – perfect!

  19. These look incredible. I love fall weather – especially hiking through the woods and the leaves are changing!

  20. A fall run under aspen trees + warming up after with a latte and a baked goodie (ahem, pumpkin scone) = Happiness! Love y’all’s blog!

  21. Yum, pumpkin scones sound like a great pairing with maple. Being from Vermont, I’m a little biased for Vermont maple syrup, BUT I’d definitely give this maple cream a try if I won the raffle…

  22. I feel most alive when it’s fall time and the weather is beautiful! Pumpkin seasons is on the horizon, so I’m totally swooning over these beautiful scones! Maple cream is amazing!

  23. Deep questions for Monday morning! I think I feel most alive when I accomplish something – performing well in a race, baking something beautiful, finally submitting that chapter I took too long to write!

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