Pumpkin Scones

I used to love the Starbucks Pumpkin Scones that came out in the Fall, when I'd already be racing there for a PSL. These days I'm not the biggest fan of either coffee or Starbucks, but these scones still make an appearance every so often because they are quite good. Note that they don't really taste like authentic English scones at all (see my favourite recipe for those here), but rather a tasty treat that's a cross between a muffin and a roll.  

Blend together:
  • 2 C flour
  • 7 TB granulated sugar
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1/2 TS salt
  • 1/2 TS ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 TS ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 TS ground cloves
  • 1/4 TS ground ginger
  • 7 TB cold butter

Then slowly add:
  • 1/2 C canned pumpkin
  • 3 TB 10%, 15%, 35% or any cream
  • 1 egg

  • Once blended together, roll with a rolling pin into a long rectangle
  • Cut with a pizza cutter or knife into small triangles
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 14 minutes, then cool and ice


  • 1 C plus 1 TB powdered sugar
  • 2 TB 35% cream

  • 1 C plus 3 TB powdered sugar
  • 2 TB 35% cream
  • 1/4 TS ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 TS ground nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch ground ginger
  • 1 Pinch ground cloves

  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TB 35% cream
  • 1 TS pumpkin
  • 1 TS vanilla

These are a healthier option because there's way less butter and cream than usual scones, but there's nothing like an English scone!


  1. yes! i have a couple of cans of pumpkin in the cupboard itching to be used! thanks love <3

  2. I'd half the icing or double the scones bc the icing recipe makes a LOT. also would omit the ground cloves from the icing but keep them in the dough... A little too spicy with the cloves in the icing.

  3. These are famous! Wish I could be in the house while they are baking...better than a yankee candle..(or maybe not!) :)

  4. Loni it's true! I was burning my pumpkin Yankee candle as I made them though... So I can't judge which is better smelling :)

  5. This is why I enjoy your blog so much! It's always so useful and full of great ideas :) I love the recipes you choose to share!