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Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Buttery sweet, spiced pumpkin scones with a sweet and spicy ginger icing drizzled over. Huge hit with the family."
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1 h servings 363
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 scones)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and pecans.
  3. Whisk pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stir into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon, mixing just until dough comes together; do not overmix.
  4. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead gently, 4 to 5 times; dough will be sticky. Pat into a circle that is about 7 inches across, and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut in half, then cut each half into 4 triangular pie-shaped wedges. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with egg wash. Sprinkle tops heavily with coarse sugar.
  6. Bake on the middle or top rack of the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a scone comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Slide scones, still on parchment paper, onto a counter or wire rack to cool.
  7. While cooling, combine powdered sugar, milk, molasses, ginger, and cinnamon for the icing in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until it boils, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool partially, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle over scones; allow icing to harden before serving.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can add extra cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to taste instead of using pumpkin pie spice. You can also use half-and-half instead of milk.
  • Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, and make sure there are no spices or sugar added.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 363 calories; 15.2 52.7 5.4 55 278 Full nutrition

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These scones are so good that it's not even fair. Like, you really can't eat just one. It's virtually impossible. They are perfectly flaky and light with a hint of sweetness, and that pumpkin-sp...