Pumpkin and pecans is an irresistible combination. The good thing about these biscuits is that they can easily be transformed from sweet to savory by cutting down on brown sugar or putting no sugar at all. Perfect to serve on Thanksgiving.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
17 mins
30 mins
1 hr 2 mins
5 biscuits


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread pecans on a baking sheet.

  • Toast pecans in the preheated oven until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Chop coarsely.

  • Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with oil.

  • Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Rub butter into the mixture until it reaches a crumbly consistency.

  • Stir water and brown sugar together in a bowl. Blend into crumbly mixture. Stir in pumpkin puree and fold in pecans. Wrap dough in plastic wrap.

  • Chill dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  • Divide dough into 5 pieces and shape into balls. Flatten slightly and place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 36.6mg; sodium 599.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Oh my goodness - these tender delightful bites of goodness are amazingly flavorful did I say tender? Call them a biscuit call them a scone just call them to your kitchen real soon. I made as directed but froze the butter and grated into the flour. The dough is very sticky even after chilling so I decided to just pat it into a round score into eight pieces with a bench knife and bake on a silpat lined baking sheet. Note to self - try using 1/4 cup heavy cream instead of water - I bet that would be amazing. If serving as a sweet sprinkle with course grained sugar. The addition of some cinnamon and or nutmeg would be great. Read More