I noticed these Pumpkin Scones on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen blog and knew I just had to try them. This is the perfect time of the year to try these, although I would try them any time. The recipe calls for two types of glaze.
I made them and tried one without any glaze. They were very good, but decided to try with the glaze to see how they were that way. They were even more delicious. Of course, you have to like sweet. If you don’t have as big of a sweet tooth as I do, try them without. And the next time I make them, I’m definitely adding in some raisins. I love scones with those huge dried cherries, and think the raisins would be wonderful in them! However you make them, try them, they’re delicious!
I am ever glad I found Sweet Pea’s Kitchen blog! This blog is full of great recipes!
- For the Scones:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 3 tablespoons half-and-half
- 1 large egg
- For the Powdered Sugar Glaze:
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- For the Spiced Glaze:
- 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 1-inch thick rectangle about 4 inches by 12 inches. Use a large knife to slice the dough making three equal portions. Cut each of the portions in an X pattern (four pieces) so you end up with 12 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
- While the scones are cooling, make the powdered sugar glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. When scones are cool, use a pastry brush to spread plain glaze over the top of each scone. Allow to firm.
- While the powdered sugar glaze is firming, combine all of the ingredients for the spiced glaze. Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (about an hour).