Buttery sweet, spiced pumpkin scones with a sweet and spicy ginger icing drizzled over. Huge hit with the family.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Egg Wash:
Icing:

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with egg wash. Sprinkle tops heavily with coarse sugar.

  • 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.

  • 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

363 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 54.6mg; sodium 277.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
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-spice flavor comes through wonderfully. I followed the recipe exactly (with the exception of the glaze) and I wouldn't change a thing. The only thing worthy of noting is that you will get a better flake with any scone if you use really cold butter--and that's what I did and recommend doing for this recipe as well. The dough is a touch sticky to work with but not unmanageable--so keep your work surface lightly floured while kneading it. As for the glaze I ended up adding an additional tbsp of molasses and used half & half in place of milk (and I ended up using about 3 tbsps total of that). I also upped the cinnamon added a pinch of salt and added a 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Let that all come to a boil then cooled as directed. I really enjoy the spicy-molasses-y flavor the glaze provides--and it pairs perfectly with the pumpkin flavored scones. I will definitely be making these again in the future! Thank you so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2021
These were amazing!! I will definitely make them again. I like additional pecans in these, more like 1/2 cup, and I skipped the raisins. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
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-spice flavor comes through wonderfully. I followed the recipe exactly (with the exception of the glaze) and I wouldn't change a thing. The only thing worthy of noting is that you will get a better flake with any scone if you use really cold butter--and that's what I did and recommend doing for this recipe as well. The dough is a touch sticky to work with but not unmanageable--so keep your work surface lightly floured while kneading it. As for the glaze I ended up adding an additional tbsp of molasses and used half & half in place of milk (and I ended up using about 3 tbsps total of that). I also upped the cinnamon added a pinch of salt and added a 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Let that all come to a boil then cooled as directed. I really enjoy the spicy-molasses-y flavor the glaze provides--and it pairs perfectly with the pumpkin flavored scones. I will definitely be making these again in the future! Thank you so much for the recipe! Read More
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