Chef John's Pumpkin Scones8 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 40 min
“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.” - by Chef John
Original recipe yields 12 scones
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- 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.
- Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture. Stir in pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and pine nuts until just combined.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 174 cal
- 8.4 g
- 21.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"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, ground ..." See moreginger and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. I would definitely make again!"
"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 been very..." See more bland without them. We will finish eating them with honey on them, but I will not make them again."
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