Friday, October 24, 2014

pumpkin scones with pumpkin spice icing


I'm crazy excited to share this amazing recipe with you!

I've been wanting to make pumpkin scones since I found this recipe in one of my cooking magazines last year, but the Fall season kept me so busy that I never got around to it.
   
          



Not this year though! I've made these several times since the start of Fall . . . and plan on making them through Thanksgiving!

So what makes these pumpkin scones so darn good?



Well, they're not only tender, light, and moist . . . but they're the prettiest shade of orange, smell like sweet pumpkin, and have an amazing pumpkin spice icing on them! Hello!

                  They're FULL of everything that Fall baking is all about!

I hope that my photos entice you to make some for yourself and your family this weekend. Be ready to fall in LOVE with them, too!



Pumpkin Scones
makes 8 scones
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Scone
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree, chilled (don't chill in can)
wet ingredients
3 1/2 Tbsp buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp half and half
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Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp half and half, then more as needed
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Pumpkin Spice Icing
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp half and half


Scone preparation
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a food processor pulse together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended (if you don't have a food processor you can whisk by hand in a large mixing bowl, then cut in butter with a pastry cutter). 
Add butter and pulse mixture several times to cut butter into mixture (large pieces of butter should no longer be visible). Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and create a well in center.

In a bowl whisk together chilled pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and honey. 
Pour mixture into well in flour/butter mixture. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon to incorporate, then knead in bowl (or on work surface) by hand several times to bring mixture together. 

Dust a work surface with flour then invert dough onto surface. Pat and shape dough into an even 8-inch round. Using a large knife, slice into 8 equal wedges (dust knife with flour as needed while cutting, it will be fairly sticky).

Transfer scones to a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half and half then bake in preheated oven 13 - 15 minutes until tops are golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes (no longer) before spreading with glaze.

Glaze preparation
In a mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar and half and half, adding more half and half as needed to reach desired consistency (it should be fairly thick not runny). 
Spoon and spread mixture scones to evenly coat tops (use all of it). 
Let glaze set at room temperature.

Pumpkin Spice glaze preparation
In another mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and half and half. Transfer mixture to a small Ziploc bag, seal bag, cut a small tip from corner and drizzle mixture over tops of scones. Allow icing to set. Best served day prepared.
Courtesy of  Fine Cooking magazine


Fall entertaining . . .
   Invite your neighbors over for a light brunch . . . These make a great addition!

 




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49 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne!
    I just love scones and the first time I ever had one was at Starbucks years ago and it was a maple glazed walnut scone and it was pure heaven. So believe it or not...your recipe is in the line up for my Thanksgiving desserts. My step daughter LOVES to bake so I will have her whip up a batch of these in the next week or two so we can 'test' them :-) I have a feeling they will make the cut---you are right, the color is gorgeous and I like the idea of a scone for dessert at Thanksgiving because it is different.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Fondly,
    -Lisa

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  2. Everything you bake/cook looks yummy!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! I hope you will drop by and share these at Celebrate It! Your photography is some of the best I have seen, and I have missed your link ups this week. Reading your blog always makes me feel calm, like after the steam escapes the pressure cooker. It's wonderful!

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  4. Visiting from Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning, these are the prettiest pumpkin scones with the contrasting icing colors! I'm sure they are delicious too! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe... I've never tried a pumpkin scone, but I'm so tempted to have a go at these!

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  6. The kids are home next weekend from college. This will be Saturday breakfast. Thanks for the recipe, they look SOOOOO good!!

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  7. These sound so good! I can't wait to make them. And that pumpkin spice glaze has my mouth watering! Found you on A Stroll Thru Life link up! Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/

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  8. Suzanne,
    These look scrumptious! I love anything pumpkin this time of year and this is on my list to try. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. Please stop by Still Woods Farmhouse when you get a chance!
    Blessings from Still Woods

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  9. This is beautiful!!! Wow!

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  10. Awesome, just awesome Suzanne! I love your photography and your food! I would love to read a post on your creative process and tips of your photography! :-) Hope that you doing great!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  11. I love pumpkin scones! I make scones all the time at my houes - they're great anytime, especially with a cup of warm chai. Yours look gorgeous! ;)

    Found your blog via the Wake up Wednesday linky. Glad to have found you. ;)

    Michelle @ Green Earth Bazaar

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  12. Coffee for the Mr, and tea for me, along with these make for a perfect morning.

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  13. Yummy, these look so good! I've actually never made scones before, I need to change that I think!

    Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

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  14. I just love that glaze and icing -

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  15. These are almost too pretty to eat... almost. ;-) They sound amazing...packed with delicious spices and yummy pumpkin. Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  16. I just love anything pumpkin spice and these look really great! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe!

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  17. I love these Pumpkin Scones. Thanks so much for linking up to Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I pinned it to our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop Pinterest Board.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  18. Oh how I wish I had one right now with a cup of coffee...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  19. These look fantastic!! I love that you added a second icing over the glaze too. Pinned for later, and thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Turn To Shine!! -Amy

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  20. Can't wait to try these. If they are HALF as good as your photos I'll be a happy camper.

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  21. Yes oh yes...PULEEEZE!!! They look phenomenal. I would love one right now. Do you deliver? =) Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  22. These look so delicious. The perfect fall treat.

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  23. I love anything pumpkin and I adore scones so these must be amazing! I'm featuring them tomorrow. Thanks for sharing them at Inspire Me Monday!

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  24. These lovely scones are most-viewed on last week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop so you are featured this week!

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  25. oh my!!! These are divine. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  26. Can you have too many pumpkin recipes?? Absolutely not! These look mouth watering, melt in the mouth.....yum!!!! That pumpkin spice icing certainly seals the deal!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning. This was one of our readers favourites and will be featured next week!

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  27. Oh yum, those look amazing Suzanne! I love that drizzle on top. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  28. These look amazing!! Pinned!

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  29. Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Starting this week, we will no longer be visiting you, instead we will be pinning each and every link. We want to give you more exposure! Hope to see you again this week!!

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  30. Oh my gosh, these look and sound insanely good. Must make!

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  31. These would make such an amazing breakfast during the fall! I love scones and these look beautiful! The glaze PLUS pumpkin icing puts this recipe over the top!

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  32. These look fantastic! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  33. I love pumpkin and these scones look so delicious Suzanne! And of course they are beautifully photographed. Thanks so much for sharing. Featured at our party this morning.

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  34. I love scones!! And I absolutely adore your photos. Absolutely gorgeous food photography!!!! You make everything look so fresh and delish! Thanks for linking with us at #Foodie Fridays! Hope you will join us again soon!

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  35. Stopped by to let you know I'll be including your recipe in a round up :)

    Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  36. I just love visiting your site Suzanne. Everything looks so beautiful and delicious and these yummy Pumpkin Scones are no exception. I can't wait to make these for my scone loving family. Thanks so much for sharing them at the Weekend Potluck last week. Have a terrific day!
    ~Kim
    http://sunflowersupperclub.blogspot.com/2014/10/weekend-potluck-142.html

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  37. Suzanne - LOVE these lovely scones so much I'm featuring them as my personal fav at our Weekend Potluck party starting tomorrow. (We will be moving in the morning, so I thought I'd drop you a note while I can to let you know). Your photos are all so gorgeous. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Can't wait to see what you'll bring this week. ;-}

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  38. I can't wait to try this! Scones have become one of my new favorite things to make! Plus, I have a ton of homemade, frozen pumpkin puree I need to use! Thanks for the recipe!

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  39. I love scones and these look and sound yummy! Thanks for linking up at Friday's Unfolded!

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  40. Just stopping by to admire these pumpkin Spice Scones! Not sure if you know that I featured another one of your delicious recipes on Fabulous Friday Party
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-partyget-inspired/ Thanks Maria

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  41. Yum yum yum!! These are going on my must try list!! Pinning to the Fridays Unfolded links! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

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  43. These look fantastic Suzanne! Thanks for sharing :D

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  44. Just wanted you to know that I will be featuring these yummy scones on Fridays Unfolded this week! Thanks again for linking up!

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  45. Hello, You have just made my day! Oh my this is just going to be a big hit around here! We love scones and pumpkin anything is always so moist and just says Fall...
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving Blessings, Roxy

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  46. Pumpkin scones are my favorite! Love you mug, too!

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  47. I love scones because they are not TOO sweet. These look perfect especially for November! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend :-)

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  48. Made these today. They were delicious!!!!

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