Pumpkin Scones with Maple Icing
These soft and tender Pumpkin Scones with Maple Icing using pumpkin butter are a great way to ring in the holidays with friends over a cup of coffee or tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time31 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch kosher salt
- 1/2 cup butter cubed
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin butter (See Note 1)
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice mix
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine the brown sugar, pumpkin butter (to make pumpkin butter see below), milk, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl with a whisk.
Combine both flours, pumpkin spice, baking powder, soda and kosher salt in a large bowl with a whisk. With a pastry blender cut in the chilled, cubed butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Fold in pumpkin butter mixture, stirring just until moist.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Don't overwork the dough. Form the dough into an 9-inch circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking sheet, to about ¾" thick.
With a knife, cut dough into 6 to 8 big wedges all the way through, depending on how big you want your scones. Bake until golden, about 16-18 minutes.
In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon. Set aside.
Allow scones to slightly cool and top with icing.
In a saucepan add the pumpkin purée, apple juice, sugar and pumpkin spice. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often. Pumpkin butter should be thick like applesauce. Allow to cool.
Store in a sealed, sterile bottle in the refrigerator after it’s cooled.
- I have included the recipe for the pumpkin butter, but you can purchase at Trader Joes and similar stores.
Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1770IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2.2mg