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Spiced Pumpkin Scones

Tender pumpkin scones are a delicious breakfast in a chilly autumn morning. A glaze of caramel adds a touch of sweetness.

A spoon drizzling caramel glaze onto three spiced pumpkin scones.

When I signed up for this month's Baking Bloggers theme, Biscuits and Scones, I thought September would be a great time to post my first pumpkin recipe of the season.

As of last week, though, I was wondering if the summer-like temperatures were ever going to end! For the first two weeks of school, my son had an early dismissal due to heat nearly every day!

Three unglazed spiced pumpkin scones.

Finally, yesterday, it felt a little cooler. It was a little too chilly for shorts. I wanted a hoodie when I went for a walk outside. My favorite kind of weather!

The perfect kind of weather to have a tender, warmly-spiced pumpkin scone with caramel glaze. These are based off my favorite cream scone recipe, so they are a little more moist than traditional English scones.

Four caramel-glazed spiced pumpkin scones on a black tray.

I like using a food processor for cutting in the butter, because it goes faster than using a pastry cutter or two forks (or even cutting it in with your fingers). This way, the butter stays cold, which gives scones their wonderful, crumbly texture.

I gave these a caramel glaze, but cinnamon or maple would be delicious as well. You could also add a cup of cinnamon baking chips to the scone dough. Store any leftover scones between layers of wax paper in a plastic zip-top bag at room temperature.

A white towel-lined basket holds a batch of spiced pumpkin scones.

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Two caramel-glazed spiced pumpkin scones on a black tray.

Spiced Pumpkin Scones

Yield: 8 scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tender pumpkin scones are a delicious breakfast in a chilly autumn morning. A glaze of caramel adds a touch of sweetness.


For the scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the glaze

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir together with a wooden spoon just until all of the dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. With floured hands, scrape the dough onto a clean work surface and pat into a circle about 8 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.
  6. Use a chef's knife to cut the disk into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the scones are cool, make the glaze: whisk all of the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the scones. Let sit until the glaze hardens.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 scones Serving Size: 1 scone
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Now that the weather is cooling off, I'm totally ready for some pumpkin spice...especially if scones are involved!!!


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

It just so happens I bought some canned pumpkin the other day for a bundt cake that only uses a half the can and I always struggle with what to do with the remainder. No more struggles, I've got the answer, these lovely looking scones.


Monday 10th of September 2018

Pumpkin! How perfect for these cold days- yummy!


Monday 10th of September 2018

Amazing color! These sound delicious and perfect for the season.


Monday 10th of September 2018

Yum, perfect for this time of year, the picture is making my mouth water!

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