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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
12 scones


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

281 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 38.9g 13% DV; fat 13.7g 21% DV; cholesterol 53.4mg 18% DV; sodium 380mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition