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Pumpkin Scones

October 31, 2015 (Last Updated: July 17, 2019)

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Homemade Pumpkin Scones filled with warm spices.

Pumpkin Scones on a white plate.

Fall is amazing and part of this amazingness is all things pumpkin…  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving, pumpkin seeds, and of course pumpkin scones!  Pumpkin scones get their deliciousness from pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice!  These scones are topped with a perfectly light, sugary glaze!

Pumpkin Scones

You all know how much I love breakfast.  These pumpkin scones are just another wonderful item to make me happy! You might be tempted to not add the glaze, but I made them once without the glaze….the glaze is needed.  These aren’t a sweet scone and the sweetness from the glaze brings out all the flavors in the scone.  

Plate of Scones with a white drizzle on top of scones.

This is a super sticky dough.  I’ve tried my regular method of forming a disc and the cutting into wedges.  It just didn’t work.  I finally figured the best way to deal with this dough is using an ice cream scooper and dropping mounds onto parchment paper.

Pastry with a sugar drizzle sitting on white parchment paper.

Other great scone recipes include raspberry scones, strawberry scones, eggnog scones and cranberry scones. 

5 from 3 votes
Pumpkin Scones
Pumpkin Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Pumpkin scones are perfect for breakfast or with tea

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin scones, scones
Servings: 12 scones
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream
  1. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  2. Cut butter into small pieces, add to flour mixture
  3. Blend until mixture resembles small pea like crumbles
  4. In a separate bowl mix pumpkin puree and eggs
  5. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture. Stir just util incorporated.
  6. Use a medium sized ice cream scoop and scoop batter onto a sprayed pan or a pan lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  8. To make the glaze, mix powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk. Stir. Continue adding milk until desired consistency. Once scones are cooled, drizzle glaze over top.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3415IU68%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour


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  • Reply
    November 5, 2015 at 12:43 am

    5 stars
    Such a perfect fall treat! I can imagine nibbling on one (or more) with a nice hot cup of coffee! Delish!

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      November 5, 2015 at 5:53 am

      It’s hard to stop at just one!

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    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    November 3, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Pumpkin scones indeed look wonderful, Kathy. YUMMY!

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

      Very Yummy, indeed!!!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    November 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I’ll take anything pumpkin and these scones sound awesome! I love the ice cream scoop method. Why would I ever choose to leave the glaze off? No way!

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      November 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

      You could just eat the glaze all by itself….but it’s better on the scone!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    November 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    5 stars
    Fall to me is pumpkin, cinnamon and SCONES! I LOVE that these combine two of my fall favorites! And that glaze? I WONT be skipping, or skimping, on that! SO YUM! Cheers!

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      November 3, 2015 at 6:12 am

      And I was so worried someone was going to leave it off….silly me!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker
    November 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

    My niece is having a “Princess Tea Party” birthday coming up and I think I’ll come with these in tow!

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      November 3, 2015 at 6:11 am

      How fun! Bring these scones and wear your best princess tiara!

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    David @ Spiced
    November 2, 2015 at 5:43 am

    You know what? Drop scones are some of my favorites anyways! I’ve tried both kinds, but I always end up going back to my drop scone recipe. I love the pumpkin addition here…sounds perfect for the season!

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      November 2, 2015 at 5:56 am

      They are much easier to make!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    November 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Tempted to leave off the glaze? Nope. Not me. I’m with you. These scones look delightful =)

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      November 2, 2015 at 5:34 am

      I can always use a little more sweetness!

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    Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
    November 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I love scones, these looks gorgeous! Yum!

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      November 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Scones are one of my favorite breakfast items!

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    November 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    These scones look absolutely delicious!

    • Reply
      November 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Anne!

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    Liora - Allthingsloveli
    November 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    These look so delicious and perfect for Fall. I am in no way sick of pumpkin yet!

    • Reply
      November 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      I agree! Lots more pumpkin to come!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    November 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

    5 stars
    Yum! I love pumpkin scones, and these look awesome! I like that they are not too sweet and that the glaze complements them.

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      November 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Nothing like a little glaze to make things amazing!

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    November 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Kathy these look delicious! I love scones and pumpkin scones have been on my to make list!

    • Reply
      November 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Better get baking!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    November 1, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Now these would be a good breakfast treat to wake up to (I pinned it)! I also like the looks of your raspberry scones. And how are your chickens doing- do they survive your winter alright in the coop?

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      November 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, Fran! I hope you enjoy the scones. Our chickens do survive the winter! Watch for tips for raising chickens in winter….coming soon!

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