Monday, September 24, 2012

Harvest Pumpkin Scones


Won't you join me for a scone and a cup of tea?  The teapot is from Ross, cup from Kohl's and plate from Wal-Mart, all several years ago.  I'm serving it from my Southern Living tray.

Are any of you like me in loving pumpkin recipes in the Fall?   I found this scone recipe from King Arthur Flour and it had rave reviews.  Another favorite pumpkin scone recipe can be found here.   I used up the rest of my cinnamon chips for this recipe and now I can't find any more!  Even though King Arthur has some other suggestions, however,  I think butterscotch chips would be a good alternative.  Here's the recipe:

  • 2 3/4 cups
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup to 2 cups minced crystallized ginger, cinnamon chips, or chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • coarse white sparkling sugar, for topping or cinnamon/sugar mixed together

1) In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices.
2) Work in the butter just until the mixture is unevenly crumbly; it's OK for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.
3) Stir in the ginger and/or chips, if you're using them.
4) In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin and eggs till smooth.
5) Add the pumpkin/egg to the dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holds together.
6) Line a baking sheet with parchment; if you don't have parchment, just use it without greasing it. Sprinkle a bit of flour atop the parchment or pan.
7) Scrape the dough onto the floured parchment or pan, and divide it in half. Round each half into a 5" circle (if you haven't incorporated any add-ins); or a 6" circle (if you've added 2 cups of fruit, nuts, etc.). The circles should be about 3/4" thick.
8) Brush each circle with milk, and sprinkle with coarse white sparkling sugar or cinnamon /sugar, if desired.
9) Using a knife  that you've run under cold water, slice each circle into 6 wedges.
10) Carefully pull the wedges away from the center to separate them just a bit; there should be about 1/2" space between them, at their outer edges.
11) For best texture and highest rise, place the pan of scones in the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered. While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 425°F.
12) Bake the scones for 22 to 25 minutes, or until they're golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean, with no wet crumbs. If you pull one of the scones away from the others, the edges should look baked through, not wet or doughy.
13) Remove the scones from the oven, and serve warm. Wrap any leftovers airtight, and store at room temperature. Reheat very briefly in the microwave, if desired.
Yield: 12 scones.
Note:  freeze the leftover pumpkin and you'll be ready for another recipe.  You can also freeze the unbaked scones.  Just allow a little more time for baking.  That way you can make some now and have some fresh-baked for later!

I am sharing this with:

                                                                Mix It Up Monday!
                                                                On the Menu Monday


  1. Mmmm love scones, any kind, but pumpkin would be a favorite of mine. Cute tea pot, too. I love Ross. xo

  2. Yummy, another pumpkin recipe to try. I've been going through a fair bit of pumpkin doing baking and the big day's not even here yet - and early this year in Canada on Oct. 8.
    Thanks for another great recipe Kitty.

  3. Hello Kitty,
    I love pumpkin anything and your scones sound amazing! Love your cute teapot, mug, and plate. They're all perfect for the season. Thank you for stopping by for tea with me and Happy Autumn!


  4. I love scones and these would be easy to make with canned pumpkin! Great recipe! Thanks!

  5. I LOVE pumpkin anything and scones are at the top of the list too! I can't wait to try these. By the way, I haven't been able to find the cinnamon chips either. :/


  6. Looks good, Kitty! And your teaset is really cute....Christine

  7. I want one now==do you deliver??

  8. Love your warm seasonal setting Kitty! The scones sound great and I actually saw cinnamon chips at my Walmart last weekend. Maybe they'll get some at yours soon too:@)

  9. Hi Kitty,
    thank you for this lovely autumn setting and the yummy recipe. Sounds great. And thank you for your visit and the nice comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  10. Hi Kitty!
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Autumn tea. The scones sound delicious and thank you for the recipe.

  11. Kitty, I love the scones at Starbucks, and don't need to spend the money when I can make them! These sound wonderful, and I have the cinnamon chips ;o)

  12. Greetings Kitty ...I can't air to try out the pumpkin scone recipe.. sound like a delicious teatime treat... Thank You ..Enjoy your day !!! Hugs

  13. Hi Kitty,
    Such a beautiful setting. Love the teapot... so precious. Thank you for the recipe.

  14. Kitty, I love your teapot and the scones sound very good. This is a very nice autumn tea! Also wanted to tell you we spent time in Estes Park just recently - beautiful place!
    Hugs, Beth

  15. Hi Kitty! I have that same exact tray! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. These look delish! Love your pumpkin teapot!

  17. I love scones and this recipe looks amazing! I'm getting hungry by the minute; what with the chicken, Kitty style and the scones...ok, I'm not going to check the lasagna, caz that's it, I will head for the fridge!!!

  18. What a sweet tea for one setting! Those scones sound delicious, I would like to try them.


  19. Kitty, this recipe sounds delicious! I'm putting this one in my files. LOVE your fall teapot and dishes. Such pretty colors!!

  20. I'm always looking for a new scone recipe so thanks for sharing. I love most anything with pumpkin.

  21. Kitty,
    I just love your Pumpkin Tea Pot it is adorable. Your Harvest Pumpkin Scones look delicious, I would really enjoy them. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. What a delightful little autumn setting you have shared with us, Kitty!

    Thank you for your scone recipe - always adding to my tea party arsenal and this is great.


  23. Love the scone, looks so good. I have the same serving tray. Beautiful fall leaf plate and teapot.

  24. Stopping over from Mix It Up Monday! :) These look delicious! Pinning this recipe.

  25. The scones look fabulous by themselves, but getting to eat them with that lovely tablescape would make them taste even better. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

  26. I love scones! I love pumpkin! What a wonderful combination! I love your recipe and your table setting. Isn't it fun to have such beautiful plates to eat from?

    Found your blog from Kathe With An E's party. I am off to look around your site some more.

    Also, would love it if you would stop by and link up your page to our Foodie Friends Friday party! Thanks so much!

  27. Hi Kitty!

    This sounds like a super recipe. I love ANYthing pumpkin. YUM! Your fall tray display is so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing at the Favorites on the First.
    Always so nice to see you.

  28. Cinnamon, scones and pumpkin!? Sounds like a great combo~ Thx for the recipe :)

  29. Hey from tessacotton! Love your recipe, it has all my favorite things! I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, halloween themed linky party, live today!

  30. Oh my pumpkin scones. Looks delish, Kitty!

  31. OOh, cute darling teapot!!! and perfect with this recipe. I bet these scones are fabulous! Especially with a chill in the air. xo marlis

  32. My sister will really like this recipe. She loves to have scones with her coffee (at least that's what she CLAIMS is in that cup!), and she could eat them by the dozen. I'll make sure she gets the link to your post. CUTE teapot!!! We have a couple of Ross stores coming to this area this month, I think. I'll have to get in there and check 'em out!

  33. Kitty~ Your scones sound delicious and I love your ADORABLE teapot! The colors and texture blend perfectly with your plate and mug :)

  34. I love KA recipes and these do sound good! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  35. Oh, these look delicious.

    - The Tablescaper

  36. Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

    Your comment at my PINK Post is always appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!

  37. Scones sound your little place setting.

  38. Pretty setting, and the scone looks delicious!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!


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