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Pumpkin Scones

When I asked the question, what should I bake, my daughter said anything with pumpkin so that is what has been happening. We don't seem to tire of pumpkin around here. There are so many ways to enjoy it, pumpkin pie, loaf, cookies, muffins, and scones of course.
What do you make with pumpkin?
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender or food processor if using, cut in butter cubes until crumbly.
  3. In separate bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and egg.
  4. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined and comes together in a ball.
  5. Turn dough onto a floured surface, shape into a circle approximately 1" thick.
  6. Cut dough in half, then in quarters and then into eighths so you end up with 8 triangle shapes.
  7. Place on parchment lined baking pan, bake in a 425ยบ oven for 15 minutes, until a light golden brown.
  8. Cool on cooling rack.
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Toasted pecan pieces
  1. Whisk together first five ingredients and drizzle over still slightly warm scones.
  2. Sprinkle toasted pecan pieces on top.


  1. Oh that looks good! I too enjoy anything pumpkin or scone. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  2. Our oldest son asked me this weekend to bake something with pumpkin - I do believe I'll start with these scones :D

  3. I make creme of pumpkin soup, pretty much the same way you make any creme of vegetable soup, cook and puree, add cream or not.

    And I also use chunks of pumpkin in a minestrone. The latter I have served in the baked pumpkin shell and when I serve it, I carve out shards of baked pumpkin for each bowl of soup. Putting the baked pumpkin filled with soup on the table looks great.


  4. I have a ladies day of scrapbooking on Wednesday, I think I might have to make these for the morning!

  5. Kathy posted a wonderful Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe last year, and that is currently our fave...however we also enjoy loaves, muffins, etc. as well! I think I'll try the scones recipe today and have it ready for my appreciative kids after school! They look lovely!

  6. i just took these out of the oven, and have a cup of coffee waiting, ready to enjoy the first bite! :)

  7. I'll make them sometime this week. I had to settle for plain biscuits today because I didn't had pumpkin in my cupboard. I see a pumpkin pie in my future also. Thanks,

  8. I had some pumpkin in the fridge, leftover from making muffins last week, so tried these Scones this morning: delicious! I might try adding some raisins next time :)

  9. Check out this pumpkin recipe! It's absolutely scrumptious!!!

  10. These scones look SO good!! Can't wait to try this recipe.

  11. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful ideas on how you use pumpkin! Oh boy..I think I must try that pumpkin pull apart monkey bread with maple glaze.

  12. I made these scones today. I left the dough in a circle while baking (but I did cut it before baking, just did not separate the triangles). I assume that is what you did too?? Maybe next time, I will add more pumpkin and reduce some of the butter. Or maybe just increase the spices. They did not have the strong pumpkin flavor that I was expecting, but yummy all the same!

  13. These sound *wonderful*! :D Have you tried making them GF? What GF flour blend would you recommend for this recipe?

  14. Tabatha, you can find some of the best pressure cooker recipes on sites like

    On another note, those scones look to-die-for!!!


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