Pumpkin Scones

What is the most quintessential “Fall Flavor” to you? For me it is easily pumpkin. Everything from Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Beers and of course… Pumpkin Scones! For the next few weeks at least, if there is pumpkin flavor, I will be there! For the Halloween themed brunch, a good scone was a must. To add a little extra Halloween flare, I piped “BOO” with the spiced glaze. If I make these again around Halloween, I would definitely put a little dye in the base glaze to add a little extra Halloween vibe to the scone.  

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (about ½ of a 15 oz can)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6-8 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2 dashes ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground cloves
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine pumpkin puree, egg, and whipping cream in a small bowl; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves.

Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour/butter mixture and mix until just blended.

Roll the dough into a ball and place on a prepared baking sheet (parchment paper lined). Carefully push the ball of dough down to create a disk about 2 inches thick.

Bake for 22-25 minutes.

Let the scones cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before removing and placing on a rack to cool completely.

Once the scones are cooled completely, mix the powdered sugar and whipping cream (6-8 tbsps) until it forms a glaze consistency. Dip the top of the scones and place on the rack to set.

Once all scones are glazed, add the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and blend well. Place this mixture into a sandwich bag and cut a small hole out of one corner.

Pipe the desired design on each of the scones using the spiced glaze. For this particular batch, I piped “BOO”.

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