Pumpkin Pie Scones

This scone recipe is based off of one of my all time favorite pumpkin pie recipes.  A pie recipe that does not require a crust.  It’s a simple yet delicious recipe.  The pumpkin flavor isn’t over powering and the tasty topping is a sweet treat with each bite.  Smelling them bake in the oven is just such a glorious aroma.  My mouth waits in anticipation each time I bake them.  To help distract you from watching the timer like I do, prep a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy with the scones.  They pair so well together.  Hope you enjoy.

I’d like to thank Betty Crocker Cookbook from the 1990’s for the delicious pie recipe.  It has been so much fun to modify and play around with this new pumpkin scone recipe.

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp orange peel
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅛ tsp salt

1 stick of frozen butter grated

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Cream cheese icing (4 to 6 oz whipped cream cheese, 1 to 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp soft butter)

Brown Sugar Topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tbsp softened/melted butter

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, pumpkin spice and salt.   
  4. Using a cheese grater (large holes) grate one stick of frozen butter and blend it into  the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, honey and pumpkin puree.  
  6. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Carefully add in the cream cheese icing. Don’t over blend it but make sure you don’t have large sections of it.
  8. Pat the dough out into a rectangular shape (like a flat log) that is about 1 inch thick.  Cut into 6 – 8 equal wedges (you can use a pizza cutter).  
  9. Arrange the wedges on your baking sheet or scone pan.    
  10. To make the topping, melt the butter carefully in a pan on the stove.  Add in the brown sugar and oats and mix well.
  11. With your fingers, press in a decent amount of the topping onto each scone.
  12. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes depending on your oven (I rotate mine after 10 to 12 minutes).
  13. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before enjoying.

What a delicious remake of an old pumpkin pie recipe into a decadent scone. Autumn is such a wonderful season.  It’s hard not to think of autumn without pumpkin.  One of my favorite pumpkin pie recipes is crust-less.  That’s right, no crust.  Instead, you cover the pie with a brown sugar topping that holds it all together, while adding a bit more sweetness.  That’s what makes these pumpkin pie scones taste even better and adds some crunch. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself and enjoy.

 

Katie

 

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