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Pumpkin scones with a spiced glaze on a cooking rack.
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Pumpkin Scones

Author: Salt & Baker
Servings 8 servings
Pumpkin scones that are thick, moist, and tender. These scones are topped with an irresistible spiced glaze. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Spiced Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender. Work it until the butter is no larger than the size of peas. It will resemble a crumble. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl add the pumpkin, milk, egg, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. 
  • Using a spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Turn out the mixture onto a clean work surface and knead until everything is evenly combined. The dough will be fairly sticky.
  • Pat the dough into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 equal triangles. 
  • Place scones on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes before glazing.


  • Make the glazes by combining them in 2 separate bowls. Whisk to combine the ingredients.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the white glaze overtop each scone. Let set for 10 minutes before adding the spiced glaze.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle the spiced glaze overtop the regular glaze. Let set. Serve. 


Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 2685IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 1.9mg
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