How to Make Ultimate Pumpkin Scone Recipe

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This pumpkin scone recipe is just what you need to welcome fall. This easy scone recipe is full of pumpkin spice and is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

pumpkin spice scones

Eggless pumpkin scones

Our pumpkin scone recipes do not have eggs in them and they still bake into beautifully soft, pillowy scones! You will be surprised how high they rise and how much better they are compared to a Starbucks pumpkin scone!

Pumpkin Pie Spice

To create a pumpkin scone that tastes like a pumpkin pie, you need to use the right spices. You can buy a ready-made spice mix, but if you walk into any grocery store spice aisle, you will find all the ingredients you will need to make a homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe.

  • Cinnamon- 3/4 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg– 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger – 1/4 teaspoon

Mix together and keep in a spice jar. You can double the measurements to have a little extra.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Helpful tools for perfect scones

These are the baking tools and ingredients I use to make perfect homemade scones every time.

  • Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender is best.
  • Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing needed!
  • Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.

Related recipe links: Master scone recipe, snickerdoodle scones, fresh peach scones, blueberry lemon scones, clementine scones

Ingredients for soft scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Perfect Pumpkin scones

Best pumpkin scone recipe instructions

Nothing beats a from scratch scone! This recipe is easy to put together and absolutely delicious.

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. It is important to have a nice hot oven so your scones will rise nice and tall.

In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients together. That would be your flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice mix.

Whisk until all dry ingredients are well combined.

With a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture has a coarse crumb texture.

Step by step instruction for pumpkin scones

Add half and half, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree and gently stir until ingredients are incorporated and a soft ball forms.

Knead gently, 4-5 times in the bowl, or you can place on a lightly floured surface.

Form scone dough into a 1 inch disc and using a knife or a bench scraper, cut into 8 wedges.

Place wedges on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Brushing cream on top of pumpkin scones

Brush tops of pumpkin scones with half and half using a silicone pastry brush.

Sprinkle each scone wedge with a pinch of granulated sugar.

Bake scones for 15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Topping suggestions for scones

Many pumpkin scone recipes you will find have an icing or glaze drizzled on top. I like to serve these without the added sweetness so that I can really taste the pumpkin and warm spices. Here are some ideas you can add:

  • Drizzle of caramel sauce
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar dusted on top
  • Maple cream
  • Jam

I would love to see what you create, so please share! You can leave a comment below, or give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest and be sure to tag us #thesconeblog so we can see and drool over your masterpieces!

Pumpkin Scones recipe

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Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This pumpkin scone recipe is just what you need to welcome fall. This easy scone recipe is full of pumpkin spice and is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, pumpkin pie spice mix, and salt. 
  3. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree until just moistened. 
  5. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  6. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  7. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  8. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  9. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  10. Let cool on wire rack.
  11. This recipe is easily doubled
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g

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