Our pumpkin pecan scones with maple glaze are a tasty, yet easy treat to make for any fall teatime. Packed with warm spices, real maple syrup, and toasted pecans, they pair perfectly with our Mulled Cider scented black tea. As temperatures cool and leaves flutter from the trees, fill your home with the aroma of these freshly baked scones, and tuck in to a good book or a nice long talk with a dear friend.
Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze
Makes about 15 scones
- ¾ cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted in oven or on stove top
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt (or ¾ tsp table salt)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ¼ tsp. ground allspice
- 1 ½ sticks butter, cold and cut into cubes
- ¾ cup cold half-and-half
- ½ cup real maple syrup
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar, more if needed
- 1 Tbsp. very soft butter
- 3 Tbsp. real maple syrup, more if needed
- Toast pecans at 350°F for about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and all of the spices.
- Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and toss to coat. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, break the butter down into the dry ingredients. Work very quickly so that the butter remains cold. Some of the butter will be the size of oat flakes, others will be the size of peas. Set aside in the fridge to stay chilled.
- In another bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Add the pecans to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork.
- Add the wet ingredients, all at once, to the dry ingredients. Stir together with a fork until combined, but be careful not to overmix. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop scones dough by the 1/4-cupful onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches of space between each scone.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until browned slightly with dry tops. Allow to cool completely before glazing.
- To make the glaze, beat all the ingredients together with a spoon. Thin with more maple syrup if it’s too thick to drizzle. Evenly drizzle scones with glaze.