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Pumpkin Scones Recipe with Orange Icing


pumpkin scones recipe

Pumpkin Scones with Orange Icing

Stephanie Gallagher
This pumpkin scones recipe is light, flaky and buttery, making these an ideal afternoon snack (think: tea time) or breakfast. The orange icing pairs beautifully with the pumpkin flavor in these scones.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 Pumpkin Scones


  • Pumpkin Scones:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Orange Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

  3. Cut butter into little chunks. With a pastry blender or two knives, work butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour into flour mixture. Stir until it becomes a soft, crumbly dough.

  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead several times. Add a tablespoon or two of flour if dough is too sticky.

  6. Pat dough into an oval, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Place triangles on prepared baking sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes until golden.

  7. Let scones cool completely.

  8. Make icing: Stir together powdered sugar and enough orange juice to make an icing you can drizzle over the scones. When scones are completely cool, drizzle with icing.

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