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These easy pumpkin spice scones are full of fall flavors and glazed with the perfect amount of sweetness. The best homemade recipe to go with your morning coffee.

pumpkin spice scones on a cooling rack

There’s nothing like enjoying a crisp fall morning with a delicious pumpkin scone and a warm cup of coffee. Flaky, buttery scones with all the flavors of fall, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

If you’re a pumpkin fan this is one recipe you have to try. An easy recipe that uses ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.

Ingredients for pumpkin spice scones

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amount are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

pumpkin spice scones ingredients

For the scones

  • Flour. All purpose flour works well. You can opt to use another flour here if you’d like.
  • Baking powder. This will give your scones the leavening and rise.
  • Pumpkin pie spice. Use store bought or homemade.
  • Salt. Salt helps to bring out the flavors.
  • Unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, omit the extra added salt.
  • Brown sugar. Light, golden, or dark brown is fine. The darker the sugar the more molasses flavor.
  • Heavy cream. This gives the scone a moist rich flavor.
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract. Use store bought or make your own homemade vanilla extract

For the glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract.

How to make pumpkin spice scones?

  1. For the scones: Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. To a large bowl add flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk until well combined.

3. Grate the frozen butter into the dry mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine and set aside.

grated butter for pumpkin spice scones

4. To another bowl add pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. 

5. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until combined. Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together.

pumpkin spice scones batter

6. Dust your tabletop with flour. Pour the dough out and shape into a disc shape about 1 inch thick. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut into 8 triangles.

pumpkin spice scones bough in a circle

7. Place the scones on a greased cookie sheet allowing space between each.

pumpkin spice scones on a pan

8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. 

9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

10. For the glaze: To a bowl add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

pumpkin spice scones glaze

11. Once the scones have cooled drizzle the glaze over the top and ENJOY!

spoon dripping glaze on pumpkin spice scones

Tips for delicious pumpkin scones

  • Use cold butter. Freeze your butter and grate into fine pieces. This allows the butter to be evenly distributed in the dough and create the most flaky scones.
  • If you are using homemade pumpkin puree, you may need to drain out some of the excess liquid prior to mixing the dough.
  • If you find your dough is too sticky, add flour in 1 tablespoon increments until you get the desired consistency.
  • Don’t over mix your dough. Mixing flour causes gluten strands to form. Overmixing will create excess gluten strands and make the scones tough.
close up of pumpkin spice scones

FAQs

  • How to store?
  • Scones are best eaten fresh. You can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. These will keep for 3-4 days. For a longer shelf life scones can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can you freeze pumpkin scones?
  • Yes. Allow scones to cool completely. Place in a zip top bag or airtight container. Be sure to get the air out to prevent freezer burn. This will keep for up to 3 months.
  • How to reheat?
  • Scones that are at room temperature or in the refrigerator can be reheated in the microwave or oven. Frozen scones should be defrosted in the refrigerator overnight and can be reheated in the microwave or oven.
  • pumpkin spice scones with a bite taken out

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    pumpkin spice scones on a cooling rack

    Pumpkin Spice Scones

    Yield: 8 scones
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 22 minutes
    Total Time: 32 minutes

    These easy pumpkin spice scones are full of fall flavors and glazed with the perfect amount of sweetness. The best homemade recipe to go with your morning coffee.

    Ingredients

    For the scones

    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, frozen
    • ½ cup pumpkin puree
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the glaze

    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 ½ tablespoon milk
    • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

    Instructions

    1. For the scones: Preheat the oven to 400F.
    2. To a large bowl add flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
    3. Grate the frozen butter into the dry mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine and set aside.
    4. To another bowl add pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. 
    5. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until combined. Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together.
    6. Dust your tabletop with flour. Pour the dough out and shape into a disc shape about 1 inch thick. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut into 8 triangles.
    7. Place the scones on a greased cookie sheet allowing space between each.
    8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. 
    9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
    10. For the glaze: To a bowl add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
    11. Once the scones have cooled drizzle the glaze over the top and ENJOY!

    Notes

    • * Use cold butter. Freeze your butter and grate into fine pieces. This allows the butter to be evenly distributed in the dough and create the most flaky scones.
    • * If you are using homemade pumpkin puree, you may need to drain out some of the excess liquid prior to mixing the dough.
    • * If you find your dough is too sticky, add flour in 1 tablespoon increments until you get the desired consistency.
    • * Don’t over mix your dough. Mixing flour causes gluten strands to form. Overmixing will create excess gluten strands and make the scones tough.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    By on November 18th, 2021

    About Relle

    Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

    I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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