Rating: 4.33 stars
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1

Here's an example of how I would convince the public that pumpkin is great for any time of the year. Ironically, I did this because I had leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 scones
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

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  • Whisk together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Mix butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture. Stir in pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and pine nuts until just combined.

  • Sprinkle a work surface with 2 tablespoons flour. Turn out dough onto the floured work surface. Shape into a rectangle about 1 inch thick. Fold the rectangle in thirds, sprinkle with more flour as needed, and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Repeat 2 more times. Cut final rectangle into 6 equally-sized squares. Cut each square into triangles and transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet.

  • Whisk egg and milk together in a small bowl. Lightly brush the top of each scone with egg wash. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over scones.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Make a simple glaze for these scones by whisking together1 teaspoon milk, 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until smooth. You may need to add some more milk or sugar, depending on how thick you want the glaze.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 235.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
I am going to give this a full 5 stars because I love the texture of this scone. It is light and moist for a scone. The taste is so nice but I did use fresh cooked pumpkin and added cinnamon, ground ginger and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. I would definitely make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/18/2013
This did not have the consistency of a scone. It was more like a regular moist bread. Scones should be crumbly. I made it exactly as the recipe instructed but I added spices. It would have been very bland without them. We will finish eating them with honey on them but I will not make them again. Read More
(17)
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
I am going to give this a full 5 stars because I love the texture of this scone. It is light and moist for a scone. The taste is so nice but I did use fresh cooked pumpkin and added cinnamon, ground ginger and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. I would definitely make again! Read More
(30)
Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2013
This did not have the consistency of a scone. It was more like a regular moist bread. Scones should be crumbly. I made it exactly as the recipe instructed but I added spices. It would have been very bland without them. We will finish eating them with honey on them but I will not make them again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
These are delicious light layers within the crumb with just the right amount of sweetness. I used pumpkin seeds (pepitas) instead of pine nuts. I did not add any extra spices but that would be good as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
This was a very good scone recipe and I will use it again in the future. I did add spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and 1 tsp. of vanilla to the batter. I also eliminated the pine nuts and substituted them for chocolate chips. Yum! I'm not sure what the scones would taste like without the cinnamon and nutmeg. I frosted these with homemade cream cheese frosting and drizzled them with melted chocolate. My family loved them and they want me to make them again. For me, that means a recipe was a success :-) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
I made these yesterday for a large gathering. They were the first things gone. I also added cinnamon & nutmeg to the batter and topped with a simple glaze of powdered sugar cinnamon milk and a splash of maple syrup. Oh I left out the pinenuts simply because I didn't have any on hand. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I made this today for a work function. They came out great and were eaten right up. I made a few minor changes. I used 1% milk instead of buttermilk instead of 1/3 cup pine nuts I used aprox. 2 1/2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts and 2 1/2 Tablespoons chopped milk chocolate chips I cut them into 24 smaller pieces and I did not use the egg wash on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
This recipe is amazing I did add chocolate chunks and walnuts and my own spices to plain pumpkin pie........ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
I really liked the texture of this scone. I have to say that I added a little bit of cinnamon nutmeg and would have added ginger if I had any. I also have to admit that I didn't read the directions all the way through and threw in the egg with the wet ingredients. That meant I added a little more flour when 'folding' it. This was the closest to a 'Stbx' scone that I have found! Maple glaze = YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2015
I've never made scones but this was clean out the cabinets week for me and I found a can of pumpkin I wanted to use up.I watched the video twice because I don't usually bake.I didn't have pine nuts so used walnuts and browned them just a tad to bring out flavor.I made it as written not trying to make it something it wasn't other then the nuts.I used the maple glaze.Surprisingly I made a delicious scone.I wish I had this for the Holidays but will be a keeper for next season. Read More
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