Saturday, November 5, 2011

DIY Pumpkin Scones

This is my new favorite pumpkin recipe of the year. Last year, I discovered pumpkin soup and love it, but this may just be the best unusual use of pumpkin puree ever! I adapted a recipe I found here, making it a little simpler in my opinion. I'm lazy enough to not like the extra step of cutting in the butter, so I substitute oil or melted butter and they still turn out amazing.

Homemade Pumpkin Scone Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp (or a pinch) cloves
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  2. Divide dough in two, and press or roll out into circles on greased pans until about 1/2 inch thick. 
  3. Score into about 16 total triangle-shaped scones.
  4. Bake at 400 F for about 15 minutes until just lightly brown
  5. Remove from oven, and let cool.
  6. Make spiced powdered sugar glaze.

Spiced Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2–3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Combine spices and sugar, and add milk a Tbsp at a time until a nice consistency. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled scones. If you want to serve these for company, wait an hour or so for the glaze to harden, but I really have a hard time waiting more than a couple minutes to eat some myself. These are a great with both tea or coffee.

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