Spiced Pumpkin Scones Recipe: Fall Is Coming

The famed Pumpkin Spice Lattes have been out for weeks now, and I haven’t had one yet. I typically enjoy them, but I’ve cut back on buying coffee since Jeremy purchased a Breville for me last year. I still need my pumpkin fix, I just don’t get to drink it. Every year Jeremy alternates between growing heirloom pumpkins and cushaw; this year happened to be a pumpkin growing year, thankfully we have lots of them. I’ve processed pumpkin for a few weeks, and creating new recipes to enjoy them. This Spiced Pumpkin Scones recipe is a nice balance between pumpkin, spices, and sweetness. I used pumpkin purée from home-grown pumpkins in the recipe, but you can use canned too. I also lightly glazed them with a cream cheese glaze.

spiced pumpkin scones

spiced pumpkin scones

pumpkin spice scones

spiced pumpkin scones

You’re gonna need butter to make these scones, that’s what makes them light and fluffy. They have the consistency of a nice homemade biscuit, but lightly sweet; remember that when your mixing your Spiced Pumpkin Scones dough.

Spiced Pumpkin Scones Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of butter cubed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk (can replace with regular or even cream in a pinch)
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
  4. Cut and mix cubes of butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly
  5. In a separate bowl mix milk, egg, and vanilla together
  6. Mix into dry ingredients until a dough begins to form
  7. Fold in the pumpkin until well incorporated
  8. Roll onto floured surface and cut into triangles
  9. Place on baking sheet
  10. Optionally brush them lightly with buttermilk
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes (be careful not to overcook)
  12. Allow them to briefly cool before glazing


spiced pumpkin scones

Here’s the recipe for the cream cheese glaze for the Spiced Pumpkin Scones:

  • 2 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 ounces softened butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Cream the cream cheese and butter together until well incorporated. Sift the confectioner’s sugar into the mixture and blend well. Add the milk a few drops at a time. Mix together well. Spread or drizzle over warm (but not hot) scones.

Does this recipe sound yummy to you? I hope you give it a try and you’ll let me know if you like it.

pumpkin spice scones




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