Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

 

Welcome fall festivities with flaky and soft Pumpkin Scones topped with a sweet Maple Glaze.

My favorite season is finally here and I love kicking off fall festivities with a good pumpkin-inspired pastry. Is there anything warmer and cozier during the fall than a pumpkin-flavored treat? If you’re like me, I’m all about pumpkin spice everything during this season. I hope this recipe gets you into the fall festivities!

I’ve been dying to make scones for a very long time, but somehow it hasn’t happened yet, until now. I honestly can’t believe I’ve waited this long to make them. Don’t be like me and just make them when you have the time, I promise these scones are so delicious and a great way to welcome fall. 

Sometimes scones can be a little bland or dry. But, not only are these pumpkin scones; soft, light, and fluffy they are packed with pumpkin spice flavor. And the delicious maple glaze drizzled on top makes these scones so heavenly.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • large egg
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree, blotted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Maple Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

How to make Pumpkin Scones:

Before we start it’s important that you use cold butter! I like to grate it first and then place it in the freezer until I’m ready to combine it with the flour. The cold pieces of butter create soft and light scones!

To make this pumpkin scone recipe, start by measuring your butter and grating it (I use a box grater) or cut it into small cubes and place the butter in the freezer. Remember, the colder your butter – the better!

 

In a small bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: heavy cream, egg, pumpkin puree (blotted), brown sugar, and pure vanilla extract. Set aside.

Blotting Pumpkin: Using a paper towel lightly pat the pumpkin puree to remove some of the moisture before using it in the recipe. The more moisture removed, the less moist and cake-like the scones will taste. We want the scones to be flaky and crumbly.

In a large bowl whisk, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add the cold grated/cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the dry ingredients until you have small pea-sized crumbs.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not overmix. With floured hands, work the dough into a ball as best you can and transfer it onto a floured work surface.

Press into a neat 8-inch disc (you can use a rolling pin) and with a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave a little room between each one.

Using a pastry brush, brush scones with extra heavy cream.

Bake scones for 15-18min or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Maple Glaze: In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and maple syrup together, whisking occasionally. Once the butter has melted, whisk in pure vanilla extract, salt, and confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle over scones.

Scones are best enjoyed right away, leftover scones keep well at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2 extra days.

I hope you get the chance to try this pumpkin scone recipe! For more pumpkin flavor recipes check out the recipes below! There’s so much pumpkin goodness to choose from! Happy Baking!

xoxo ~Norma

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Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

Norma Giannoni
Welcome fall festivities with flaky and soft Pumpkin Scones topped with a sweet maple glaze.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree, blotted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream (this coats the top of the scones)

Maple Glaze

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cups pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Grate butter (I use a box grater) or cut into small cubes and place butter in the freezer. Remember, the colder your butter – the better!
  • In a small bowl whisk heavy cream, the egg, blotted pumpkin (see note), brown sugar, and vanilla extract together. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together. Add the cold grated/cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the dry ingredients until you have small pea-sized crumbs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not overmix. With floured hands, work the dough into a ball as best you can and transfer it onto a floured work surface.
  • Press into a neat 8-inch disc and with a very sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave a little room between each one.
  • Brush the extra heavy cream on top of the scones.
  • Bake scones for 15-18min or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Maple Glaze

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and maple syrup together, whisking occasionally. Once the butter has melted, whisk in pure vanilla extract, salt, and confectioners’ sugar until well combined.
  • Drizzle over scones.

Notes

  1. It’s important that you use cold butter! I like to measure it and grate it first, then place it in the freezer until I’m ready to combine it with the flour and dry ingredients. The cold pieces of butter create soft and light scones!
  2. Blotting Pumpkin: Using a paper towel lightly pat the pumpkin puree to remove some of the moisture before using it in the recipe. The more moisture removed, the less moist and muffin-like the scones will taste. We want the scones to be flaky and crumbly.
  3. When measuring your flour, make sure to spoon it into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. Too much flour can lead to scones that are dense and dry.
  4. Be sure to use cold ingredients, especially cold butter! This will ensure that your scones turn out incredibly soft and flaky.
  5. Don’t overwork the dough. This can cause the scones to turn out tough.
  6. Scones are best enjoyed right away, leftover scones keep well at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2 extra days.
Keyword Pumpkin, Scones, Pumpkin Recipes

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