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Moist Pumpkin Scones Recipe

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After trying a pumpkin scone at a coffee house, I was inspired to look for a recipe to try at home. The glaze nicely complements the pumpkin flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup milk, divided
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 338 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin and 1/2 cup milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into an 8-in. circle; cut each into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with remaining milk.
  3. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks; cool for 10 minutes. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over scones. Serve warm. Yield: 16 scones.
Originally published as Moist Pumpkin Scones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p46


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Wempey
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I should have read the reviews before I made these. These are not scones. I baked mine for 30 minutes, twice as long as called for. They were still doughy in the center."

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Bugsli
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Very good. I had to use 3/4 C buttermilk instead of regular milk since I was low on milk. Decreased the baking powder to 3 tsp and increased the soda to 1 teaspoon to accommodate for buttermilk and baking at 4000' above sea level. I did use all of the buttermilk in the dough. To adjust for the sticky dough, after light kneading I patted the disks directly on the baking sheet and scored with an oiled pizza slicer. I did have to use a dough scraper. Baked a little longer than indicated. Great recipe"

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MzVonRotten
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"Oh boy, was this recipe a challenge from the start. I was bored and searching the pantry and here is this lone can of pumpkin. What does one do with pumpkin in the middle/end of May? We make scones of course!

Here I am, all my spices and leavening agents measured and ready to go, and I'm out of flour.... *grinds teeth* Why didn't I check that first?! Besides the point...
Okay. I have Jiffy Mix. I can do this! Combine, mix, muffin method, turn out on floured surface, knead. KNEAD?! This is the stickiest dough I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH! Hands are practically glue so I wash 'em and grab the dough blade.
Still the stickiest dough in existence, but I got it patted out and cut into wedges. Baked at 400 for 12 minutes and let them cool while I prepared the glaze (which I halved, but that's personal preference. I'm not big on frosting/icing/glazes).
Verdict? Daughter declared them "BLECH!" but my Oolong tea and I declare them DELICIOUS, but probably better without crazy "what happened to my pantry staples?!" modifications ;)"

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Mokiepoet
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"If you know scones and the texture and density than you will be disappointed in this recipe! This was more of a recipe for pumpkin bread. It did more pumpkin, but put it in bread pans."

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KimHM
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"It was just ok in my opinion. There really was not nearly enough pumpkin in the recipe. They were much more moist than your average scone but basically tasted like a wad of bread dough... Flavorless."

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HaruBells
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"I made these for my mom's birthday this morning. Followed the recipe almost exactly. And they turned out great! The pumpkin flavouring is very subtle in a good way, and they are a beautiful fall colour. Definitely a fantastic way to kick off autumn. I just hope my mom likes them as much as I do!"

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LauraManning
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Very tasty! I added a couple of tablespoons of melted butter to the icing plus maple flavoring."

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teapotmom7
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I thought they tasted very good, but the batter was very sticky. Had to flour my knife and my board several times so it/they wouldn't stick. They puffed up very nicely, so think the next time I make them, will make the circles a little larger."

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KKfromOK
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Love this for all the reasons everyone else says! Bake half the batch and save the other half in the freezer to bake fresh another day."

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kstawitz
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"These were delicious! My kids asked for them for days after I baked them. They are not as dry as most scones."

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