Breakfast Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Breakfast Pumpkin Scones are sweet, glazed buttery tasting like a biscuit. Perfect with tea and coffee or just like they are with jam and butter.

Pumpkin Scones moist, tender and perfectly glazed! The turning pretty leaves and colors, cool fresh air, brings the best out in baking pumpkin recipes. This is one recipe good anytime of the year, but shouts Fall all the way while baking and the smell of fresh cinnamon fills the house with homemade warmth and goodness!
Make sure to use a very sharp knife for cutting

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon ground jar nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup fresh homemade pumkin puree or canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons heavy cream , half and half or milk
1 large egg

Plain Confectionery Sugar Glaze :
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons water

Spiced  Confectionery Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, so much easier and they won't stick.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry blender or flat beater bar for your  heavy duty mixer to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly in texture and resembles coarse cornmeal.

In a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, cream add egg. Fold into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.  Dough is heavy, slightly dry.
Loosely form the dough into oblong shape. Press down with floured hand into a 1-inch thick, as shown in picture.
Use a sharp knife to slice the dough to form 12 triangles.
Place each slice on prepared baking sheet and bake till browned on bottom and dry looking on top, around 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool completely on wire rack, make glazes, alternating drying in between  brushed on glaze that's plain, then drizzle spiced one on top.
Sugar Glaze directions:
In a small bowl, mix sugar and water to flow easily to make a thick glaze.  Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone. Let harden before proceeding to the spiced glaze directions.

Spiced Glaze Directions:
After the sugar glaze hardens, combine the spiced icing ingredients making this a little thicker to hold onto the top layer of glazed scone. Use a fork to drizzle over each scone dry before serving.

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  1. I love all these spices. These scones are wonderful. Bye, have a good day

  2. Scones are a real treat for breakfast! I like all the spices you put in them, sounds delicious!

  3. Such awesome colour! I guess still plenty of pumpkins need to be finish up, right! hehe... Have a great day.

  4. Claudia...everytime I come for a much more has taken place in that kitchen of yours. I could only wonder how you get everything done with your hectic schedule. Are you hiding some elves behind the scenes? LOL

    Great use of pumpkin...thanks ;0)

    Flavourful wishes,

  5. YES! Scones! Love them but rarely eat them. I've got to try this recipe. It will be perfect for a Thanksgiving breakfast.

  6. Claudia,
    These scones look great, wonderful recipe!

  7. Yum! Love the glaze. Looks delish!!

  8. I've never made scones. Perhaps I should give it a try.

  9. It IS perfectly glazed. I could just eat that. =)

  10. These look delicious, Claudia! I have to admit that scones are my baking nemesis though. I just can't get them right for some reason...? Maybe I need to watch someone make them. I always seem to beat the glutens too much, which is strange. I don't do that to anything else..?!

  11. What a lovely treat for breakfast! You can't go wrong with pumpkin and all those aromatic warm spices!

  12. Mmmmm scones!! These look beautiful!

  13. I think maybe you should ship a box of these to everyone who comments so we can check them out and make sure they're as wonderful as they look :-) Kate @ kateiscooking

  14. Wonderful scones, and I love the spices in your glaze, excellent!

  15. these spices sound so much fun and now that pumpkins are FINALLY cheap (Hello November) I really look forward to cooking more pumpkin things.

  16. You are the pumpkin queen! Such pretty little scones.

  17. You are the queen of pumpkin recipes!

  18. Wow, love the color...have never had a pumpkin scone, and with that glaze they must be delicious :)

  19. I'm loving the pumpkin recipes out there but these look perfect with that glaze. Yummy!

  20. Yum - these look delicious. I love pumpkin this time of year.

  21. I LOVE pumpkin scones. Can't wait to try these!

  22. Fall is such a great time of year. Spices, pumpkin and all the wonderful desserts and dishes you can make with them. I've only just gotten into scones because they don't have a lot of sugar. Nothing like walking into a house with the sent of these wonderful flavors.


  23. What can I say? I love pumpkin, I love breakfast and I love scones! This is a beautiful recipe - love the spices and the glaze.

  24. I lovea good scone anytime of the day...or night. These celebrate pumpkin. I love coming here - it's always new and exciting.


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