Pumpkin Spice Scones (Food Processor Recipe) are lightly spiced and moist, thanks to heavy cream in the dough and come together quickly thanks to a food processor.
I recommend glazing them once they cool down with a mixture of confectioner's sugar and cream.
Or slice the scones in half, toast them and slather with butter.
You'll need pumpkin spice for the dough.
What is pumpkin spice you're wondering?
This scone recipe takes just a few minutes to mix up.
Make a batch on Saturday, chill it overnight, then just slice and bake fresh on Sunday morning.
Pumpkin Spice Scones (Food Processor Recipe)
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So, I have to tell you a story first before I tell you about these scones.
It's a funny story.
It's about little boys at a baseball game and scones.
If you don't want to read it, hit your page down button to the recipe.
Anyhoo, we live in a town on the Maine coast with a sizable summer colony.
It's a tiny town but it doubles in size at least during the season.
So, Mr. 17 was maybe 8 or 9 and at baseball practice or a game, I can't remember.
But another little boy showed up a few minutes late eating a scone.
Another little boy yelled really loud, "You've got a scone! Ah, you're lucky!"
The boy had a tone of voice really reserved for ice cream or pizza.
I laughed and laughed and said "Only in Blue Hill" --Blue Hill is the name of our town.
His mother did not appreciate my remark.
She said, "well, that's the way it should be!"
So, anyway, on to the pumpkin scone recipe.
Pumpkin Scone Recipe Tips
One thing to remember about this recipe is that the dough will be quite damp, really the wet side of damp.
It's very hard to knead scone dough, which is why is why I always make scones in a food processor.
If you can get it for under $100, grab it. It has a 350-watt motor and it's a real workhorse. Check the price today.
Back to the scones, once you've made the dough and patted it into a circle, about five inches in diameter, maybe six inches, depending on flat you make it, you'll want to chill it overnight or for several hours.
You could bake the scones immediately but I think it's better to let all the flavors intermingle before you bake.
How Do You Cut a Scone Into a Triangle?
Cutting scones is easy.
- Using a knife or a bench scraper, you'll slice the circle in half vertically.
- Then make a slice across the slab of dough horizontally.
- Now you should have four equal parts.
- Make one more slice on a diagonal so you've cut two of the those parts in half so they're triangles.
- Then make one last slice in the other direction so you should have eight triangles of scone now.
Remember the dough is damp so use the bench scraper or a metal spatula to slide each triangle onto your parchment lined baking sheet.
You can cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge until you're ready to bake.
Use whatever canned pumpkin you have, brand doesn't matter.
If you don't have heavy cream, you can substitute half and half.
If you don't have half and half, you can use whole milk, but I suggest going to the store for cream if you're a skim milk drinker.
Make sure your spices are fresh.
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- ½ a large egg (1.5 Tbsp)
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 tablespoon butter (cold)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 to 6 Tbps heavy creamMix wet ingredients in a medium size bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Mixture will be pale orange.
- Measure dry ingredients in a small bowl or into the bowl of your food processor.
- Add cold butter to food processor.
- Pulse until mixture comes together and butter is incorporated.
- Add wet ingredients to bowl of food processor.
- Pulse until combined. The mixture will form a ball.
- Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment paper.
- Pat dough into a circle about five to six inches wide
- and about a half inch deep.
- Wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.
- To bake, unwrap dough.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
- Slice round of dough into eight wedges.
- Once down the middle and once across and
- on a diagonal twice.
- Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Scones will burn easily. Pay attention to how they smell and
- check them after 15 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack for five minutes.
- While scones are baking, prepare glaze.
- Whisk together powdered sugar and heavy cream in a medium bowl until
- thick and shiny.
- Add pinches of spice if you like.
- (optional--sprinkle of cinnamon, cloves
- and nutmeg for the glaze.)
Mix wet ingredients in a medium size bowl until thoroughly combined.
Mixture will be pale orange.
Measure dry ingredients in a small bowl or into the bowl of your food processor.
Add cold butter to food processor.
Pulse until mixture comes together and butter is incorporated.
Add wet ingredients to bowl of food processor.
Pulse until combined. The mixture will form a ball.
Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment paper.
Pat dough into a circle about five to six inches wide and about a half inch deep.
Wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.
To bake, unwrap dough.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
Slice round of dough into eight wedges.
Once down the middle and once across and on a diagonal twice.
Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 18 to 20 minutes.
Scones will burn easily. Pay attention to how they smell and check them after 15 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack for five minutes.
While scones are baking, prepare glaze.
Whisk together powdered sugar and heavy cream in a medium bowl until you reach the consistency you like. The glaze can be thick and opaque or thing and more translucent.
Add pinches of spice if you like before dipping the tops of the scones in the glaze or spreading with a spatula or knife.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 40mgSodium 2150mgCarbohydrates 295gFiber 9gSugar 41gProtein 18g
Of course, if I'm being totally honest with you, I'll take a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast over a pumpkin spice scone any day of the week!
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How do you like your scones?
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