Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

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Welcome fall with these butter, flaky Pumpkin Scones. The coffee glaze makes them perfect for breakfast or snack time!

Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

And it’s Pumpkin time! Wohoo! 😀 Which actually means it’s my favorite time of the year to bake. I go pumpkin crazy during fall so expect a lot of pumpkin recipes in the next 2 months or so. I stil can’t believe that we are in to the next pumpkin season already. And this will be gone quickly too and we will be then into the candy cane season. Anyway for now let’s focus on the beautiful fall and all things pumpkin.

This is my favorite time of the year. I love looking outside the window, everything looks just so beautiful. I remember my 1st year in US, I would ask my hubby to stop the car all the time. Like it was all new to me and I was so fascinated by all the gorgeous fall colors that I just wanted to look at every tree  on the road ha ha. Now I don’t do that but I still love it just as much. Other than how gorgeous it is outside, baking during fall is also my favorite. There’s something so special and magical about the aroma of warm spices, it fills my heart with a lot of happiness.

Pumpkin Scones Recipe

The weather has actually gone quite cold here in the north-west. So the other day while sipping on my chai, I thought of making these Pumpkin Scones. I thought there couldn’t be a better treat to get into the mood of fall baking than these scones because you know we all need to snack on something with our coffee or chai as the days get colder, something warm and comforting. And these pumpkin scones are just that!

They are packed with all the fall flavors. The aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves etc. filled my kitchen as I baked these scones and it felt so wonderful. Whenever you make scones, just take care of 2 things –
1) Use very cold butter. I usually cut the butter into small pieces and then place in freezer for 30 minutes  or so before using in the recipe.  When you put the scones to bake, the fat in the butter evaporates which leads to steam, which further leads to air pockets resulting in that flaky texture than you expect in a scone.
2) Don’t overwork the dough. Be gentle with it and mix till just combined.

Pumpkin Scones

 

Oh and you know, I just had to cover these pumpkin scones with the coffee glaze. They kind of felt incomplete without it! So guys get baking with pumpkin and start with these scones. They are easy to make fall treat and I am sure you will love these. Is there anything/ any particular fall recipe that you want me to try? Please let me know in the comments section below and I will try my best to perfect it!

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, ginger powder and all spice. Add the baking powder and whisk.

Now add both the sugars and combine. Cut in very cold butter (which has been cut into small pieces) using a pastry cutter or two forks till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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In another bowl whisk together egg and vanilla extract.

Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix till well combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

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Mix  lightly till combined. Dump the dough on lightly floured surface and work on the dough till it’s comes together and is smooth. The dough will be sticky so use flour while you are working with it.

Shape the dough into a 8 inch circle. Using a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 triangles.

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Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. While the scones are baking make the coffee glaze! To make the coffee glaze, in a small bowl add instant coffee with milk and mix till combined. Transfer this coffee mixture to another bowl with 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix till glaze is smooth.

Pour over pumpkin scones and enjoy!

Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

*Scones freeze well. If you want to freeze these pumpkin scones, don’t add the glaze. Let them cool down to room temperature and then place in a ziplock bag and freeze!

* Always remember to use very cold butter. Remember my tip of cutting the butter into small pieces and then placing it in freezer for 30-60 minutes before using in the recipe.

* I used all spice in this recipe, you can very well use 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove in place.

Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

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Serves: 8 scones

Say hello to fall with these flaky and buttery Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze!
Ingredients
Pumpkin Scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter [1 stick], unsalted, cold & cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ¼ teaspoon all spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half & half
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
Coffee glaze
  • 1.5 teaspoons instant ground coffee
  • 4-5 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
Pumpkin Scones
  1. In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, ginger powder and all spice. Add the baking powder and whisk.
  2. Now add both the sugars and combine.
  3. Cut in very cold butter (which has been cut into small pieces) using a pastry cutter or two forks till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In another bowl whisk together egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix till well combined.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
  7. Dump the dough on lightly floured surface and work on the dough till it's comes together and is smooth. The dough will be sticky so use flour while you are working with it.
  8. Shape the dough into a 8 inch circle. Using a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 triangles.
  9. Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes or till they get lightly browned.
Coffee Glaze
  1. To make the coffee glaze, in a small bowl add instant coffee with milk and mix till combined. Transfer this coffee mixture to another bowl with 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix till glaze is smooth.
  2. Pour over pumpkin scones and enjoy!

 Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

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54 thoughts on “Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze

  1. Yay!!! I love seeing all of the pumpkin recipes appearing at this time of year!! What a great idea to use pumpkin puree in scones, it sounds delicious! The coffee glaze sounds like the perfect addition too. Mmmm, delicious!

  2. I can’t believe it’s pumpkin season already! But hey, I’m not complaining one bit…I love pumpkins…and apples…and maple syrup. Ok, I just love the Fall! These scones look delicious!!

  3. Fall is my favorite season too – the weather is just PERFECT! And scones happen to be one of my favorite things EVER! LOVING your pumpkin flavored scones! And that coffee glaze on top?? Genius! These make me super excited for the upcoming months of cooler weather… I can just PICTURE myself in a comfy sweater, relaxing with all the windows open and noshing on these scones! Pinned! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!

  4. I LOVE pumpkin! I’m so excited for the fall time for that very reason, haha! You somehow managed to combine two of my favorite flavors in the world, pumpkin and coffee!! I must try these very soon…Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe, Manali! 🙂

  5. I’m assuming this recipe calls for 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, yes? Butter is listed in the directions, but not the ingredients list.

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