Chef John's Pumpkin Scones

Chef John's Pumpkin Scones

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Chef John 21335

"Here's an example of how I would convince the public that pumpkin is great for any time of the year. Ironically, I did this because I had leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving."

Ingredients

1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 174 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Mix butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture. Stir in pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and pine nuts until just combined.
  4. Sprinkle a work surface with 2 tablespoons flour. Turn out dough onto the floured work surface. Shape into a rectangle about 1 inch thick. Fold the rectangle in thirds, sprinkle with more flour as needed, and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Repeat 2 more times. Cut final rectangle into 6 equally-sized squares. Cut each square into triangles and transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Whisk egg and milk together in a small bowl. Lightly brush the top of each scone with egg wash. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over scones.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Make a simple glaze for these scones by whisking together1 teaspoon milk, 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until smooth. You may need to add some more milk or sugar, depending on how thick you want the glaze.
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I am going to give this a full 5 stars because I love the texture of this scone. It is light and moist for a scone. The taste is so nice but I did use fresh cooked pumpkin and added cinnamon, g...

This did not have the consistency of a scone. It was more like a regular, moist bread. Scones should be crumbly. I made it exactly as the recipe instructed, but I added spices. It would have bee...

These are delicious, light layers within the crumb with just the right amount of sweetness. I used pumpkin seeds (pepitas) instead of pine nuts. I did not add any extra spices but that would b...