This easy Pumpkin Scones recipe is made with canned pumpkin and is an easy scones recipe with a simple scone glaze for your next brunch or tea party!
Hello & Happy Fall! It is feeling a little like it too. It is only in the evenings, but I definitely can feel that cool fall breeze at night. When I hear the leaves rustling on the sidewalk, it gets me a little giddy for the season. It also reminds me of some of the scary movies I used to watch when I was younger.
Does it feel like fall where you are yet? Are you seeing changing leaves? We do not get that so much here, but I like to decorate so it feels like fall.
Today’s recipe is a slightly sweet bread that is full of fall flavors. It is a great way to used canned pumpkin and incorporate the taste of pumpkin spice into your life and they are so good!
I am a big scones fan because this time of year, I love a little sweet treat (that isn’t too sweet) to go with my hot tea or cocoa. You may remember my tea party chocolate chip scones from a couple of years ago.
This weekend I was able to get together with friends for a fun tea party. I highly suggest gathering your tribe together and having a potluck tea. It is a great way to enjoy the season!
Scones are easy to make and I love making the slices from the dough.
Just bake them in the oven for a little while.
Then add a little icing. I like to keep the icing light, but you can make it a little thicker if you want. Before you know it you have a delicious scone! These make a nice side item for a brunch or breakfast, but it can also be a dessert or lunch box treat.
Be sure to check out our other best pumpkin recipes on the island:
- Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake – one of my favorite fall recipes and filled with flavors of fall.
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes – A perfect fall dessert!
- Pumpkin Soup – this Pumpkin Pepper soup is easy to make and a nice savory soup. Also very inexpensive to make.
- Pumpkin Mug Cake – so simple and a quick dessert for one or two people.
- Pumpkin Pecan Cookies – These pumpkin cookies are light and fluffy with crunchy pecans.
They are perfect and lovely with a bit of icing.
Fall flavors are so bold and comforting. I honestly try to incorporate a fall flavor into each day, without overdoing it, otherwise, I will tire of it. Apples, pumpkins, and pecans are ingredients I love and have shared over the years. This year I am hoping to incorporate figs and beets into some of my recipes so stay tuned for those. If you are not yet subscribing to my newsletter, please consider it. I share a few things that I don’t share here and I email you only once a week. I know how valuable your time is and respect that tremendously!
Scone Icing Ideas:
You can also opt to make a little maple icing by adding maple syrup in place of the milk. It will make the scone a little sweeter, but it changes the flavor a bit.
Another nice topping for scones is a chocolate drizzle. Just melt some chocolate chips with butter and drizzle away! Chocolate pretty much works on any sweet flavor scone.
- Using a pastry cutter will help you work with the dough faster.
- Using canned pumpkin will save you lots of time and it tastes treat.
- You can use canned frosting and add a little milk to it so that it is a bit thinner, and it will work just fine. Just be sure to let the scones cool to room temperature before icing.
- This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover canned pumpkin this fall. It only uses about half a can so it is perfect.
Pumpkin Scones Recipe with Scone Icing
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 stick cold butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 • and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
Add butter with a pastry cutter or fork until butter is in small bits and crumbly.
Add pumpkin, milk and egg and blend well.
Turn out dough onto a floured surface.
Shape dough into a circle.
Cut into 8 pie pieces.
Bake on a cookie sheet - 13-15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Cool before adding glaze.
Cinnamon Scones Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon milk
Mix thoroughly in a small bowl until desired consistency. Add more sugar to make it thicker or a little more milk to make it thinner.
I hoped you love this fun and easy recipe! Why not throw a tea party with your girls and enjoy moments together! If you loved this recipe, please consider sharing!