Pumpkin Spiced Scones with Spiced Glaze

Charming Kitchen's Pumpkin's Scones
#thecharmingkitchen loves pumpkin scones – another homemade recipe from our test kitchen

I love recipes where we can do variations. These pumpkin scones allow you to create virtually several different scones while still maintaining the seasonal base of pumpkin. Simple to make and with so many options, we tried out spiced glaze, pecans and cranberries in our kitchen. Perfect for any Sunday during the holiday season.

INGREDIENTS:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 additional egg and some milk for egg wash

FOR THE GLAZE:

    • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk

FOR THE SPICED GLAZE:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Add cold butter, using a pastry tool to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a stand mixer, whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, egg and vanilla. Pour mixture over dry ingredients at low speed until a soft dough forms.
  4. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pill, roll the dough into a round, and form into a wheel about 1-inch thick. Using a large knife or a pizza cutter, cut the wheel into 8 triangles.
  5. Place scones onto prepared baking sheet.  Prepare with egg wash.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

OPTIONS:

  1. Add cranberries or pecans for texture.
  2. Sprinkle with maple sugar.
  3. Top with Pumpkin Seeds for a dash of seasonal fun.

TO MAKE GLAZE:

  • Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk as needed; set aside. To make the spiced glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and milk. Whisk until smooth; set aside.
  • When the scones are done, cool for 10 minutes and spoon the glaze on each scone before drizzling with spiced glaze.
  • Allow glazes to set before serving.

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