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Sweet Potato Scones

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


8 scones

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
It’s a sure sign of autumn when Lily Julow whips up these tender, tasty treats for friends in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Served warm, they also make a delicious addition to any special breakfast or brunch, she notes.
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  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, sweet potatoes and buttermilk; add to dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; with lightly floured hands, knead dough 10-12 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
  3. Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 16-21 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 278 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 465mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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