October 5, 2017
The fall season is in full swing, and to make it even better we have the perfect treat for all of the pumpkin spice fans out there. To go along with your pumpkin spice lattes and festive dinners we want to share a delectable pumpkin scone recipe that will surely satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth. When these warm, moist, and delicious treats come out of the oven, you’ll appreciate the time you put into baking them.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar (baker’s Splenda is ok)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon powder cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons butter (room temp, but not melted)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. If you choose to use Splenda instead of regular sugar, preheat 400 degrees instead. Now here’s where the fun begins! In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and all the other spices. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add the butter into the bowl and stir until you have a crumbly consistency. Set this mixture aside. In a separate mixing bowl, blend the pumpkin, half and half, and egg.
Once both mixtures are ready, fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture until your dough has an even consistency. Next, form the dough into a ball and divide it into 6 large scones. If you want to make more, you can divide the dough into smaller pieces. After the scones are laid out on a baking pan, put them in the oven for 15 minutes. While you’re waiting for your scones to bake, it’s time to make not one but two delicious glazes.
1 cup powdered sugar plus an EXTRA tablespoon
2 tablespoons whole milk
The base glaze is so simple and easy. All you have to do is mix everything together and brush onto the pastry after it has cooled.
1 cup powdered sugar + 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
Orange Food coloring to tint
This is by far the best and sweetest part of the pastry. The drizzle glaze is easy to prepare, all you have to do is mix the ingredients below in a mixing bowl. Using a spoon, drizzle it on top of the pastry after the base glaze. It’s optional to use food coloring, but since it’s October we thought the orange food coloring was appropriate.
If you followed all the steps above, you’ll have one of the tastiest homemade treats you can bake this season. It could become your new favorite since they are easy to make and perfect for family gatherings or anytime. Happy Fall, Y’all!