Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

The secret to these gluten-free pumpkin scones is grating the butter while frozen.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 scones


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour (such as Cup4Cup™)

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 stick butter, frozen

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

  • cup heavy cream

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®)


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a large bowl. Grate frozen butter into flour mixture and blend with a pastry blender until flour is crumbly with pea-sized crumbs.

  3. Combine pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add to the crumb mixture and mix into a soft dough.

  4. Lightly sprinkle counter and hands with flour and turn out dough onto the counter. Shape into a small, 1-inch thick rectangle, slightly smaller than a sheet of paper. Cut rectangle in half using a knife or a pizza cutter, then cut each half into 6 triangles. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.

  6. While scones are cooling, combine confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice for glaze in a bowl and whip until smooth. Add glaze to a small resealable plastic bag, snip off one corner, and drizzle on top of cooled scones.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
14g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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