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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

Description

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


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large egg plus 1 yolk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Maple cream or 1 recipe Maple Glaze

Instructions

  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.)

Notes

Adapted from The Faux Martha

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

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