Fall is my absolute favorite season! I love the cooler weather.
This morning, after the rain ended, I opened our windows and doors, and had a nice breeze blowing through our home. I started thinking of comfort foods and baking a few weeks ago. H just thinks of Thanksgiving and a turkey with all the trimmings!
I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin, nor is H, but I had 2 cans of pure pumpkin puree on hand. I don’t mind pumpkin scones, muffins, breads, or even cheesecake, but I detest pumpkin pie. Ditto for H.
I looked through several recipes before deciding on this one – I also divided the recipe in half. I’ve made scones numerous times, and the only drawback is they taste best on the day they are made. They’re not as moist the next day, even if frozen and thawed. Some tips to keep in mind are to not overwork the dough.
Our house smelled amazing as the scones were baking and they came out perfectly. I thought the drizzled icing might be too sweet, but I found it was necessary; otherwise the scones were bland. Absolutely delicious with a cup of tea (or in H’s case, a large mug of coffee). Try these scones and let me know what you think!
Adapted from tasteofhome.com
- 2-¼ cups unbleached flour
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1-½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup cold butter
- 1 egg
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1-½ tbsp milk
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice (I just used a sprinkle)
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Place oven rack in the middle
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients
- With a pastry cutter or your finger tips, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened, do not over mix
- Turn onto a floured surface and knead just a few times. Use flour sparingly if you find the dough is too sticky
- Pat into a nice round 8” circle; cut each into eight wedges
- Separate wedges and place 1” apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Brush with milk or cream
- Bake for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown (use the tooth pick test to ensure they are done)
- Remove to wire racks; cool for 10 minutes
- Combine the glaze ingredients. Add milk a little at a time!
- Drizzle over scones