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Spiced Pumpkin Scones

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Spiced Pumpkin Scones are tender, packed with pumpkin flavor and fall spices, and drizzled with a homemade maple glaze. Make homemade pumpkin spice scones with little effort for breakfast, brunch, and holidays!

pumpkin scones on plates
Freshly baked pumpkin spice scone!

This is my spin on the famously adored Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, and they are insanely good. The spiced glaze is good enough to eat with a spoon, and the pumpkin scone is the perfect texture.

If you love pumpkin as much as I do, be sure to try my Pumpkin Spice Latte or my 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins. And if you aren’t in the mood for pumpkin, you can still enjoy some incredible fall flavors by trying my Sweet Potato Bread Pudding and Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread. Another tasty treat is my Pumpkin Spice Drink.

Why You’ll Love Spiced Pumpkin Scones

  • Lots of pumpkin spice flavor
  • Sweet glaze
  • Easy recipe
  • Pumpkin lover’s go wild
  • Perfect fall treat

Pumpkin Scone Recipe Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Egg
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Heavy cream
  • Pecans

Maple Glaze

  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Salt


  • Chopped pecans
ingredients to make spiced pumpkin scones
Easy ingredients for pumpkin scones!

How To Make Pumpkin Scones

Step 1: Combine dry ingredients

Combine flour, brown sugar, salt, spices, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

dry ingredients in a bowl
Combining dry ingredients.

Step 2: Add cold butter

Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or fork butter until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.

adding butter to dry ingredients
Cutting in butter.

Step 3: Add wet ingredients

Add the pumpkin puree, an egg, and heavy cream. Mix until it’s just combined, and fold in pecans.

mixing in pumpkin puree

Step 4: Prepare scones

Place scone dough on a lightly floured surface and form a circle. Slice into 8 wedges and place on a baking sheet.

folding in pecans

Step 5: Bake scones and prepare topping

Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Combine the maple syrup, powdered sugar, and salt in a small bowl.

scone circle cut into wedges

Step 6: Add glaze, cool, and serve!

Once pumpkin spice scones come out of the oven, cool for 15 minutes, then drizzle with maple glaze and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve with a cup of coffee or your favorite warm beverage and enjoy!

adding nuts to spiced pumpkin scones

Expert Tips

  • Cut the scones into equal wedges. Not only will they bake evenly, but they will also look prettier.
  • White chocolate chips are a great addition to the spiced pumpkin scones. Add in 1/2 cup to the batter before baking.
  • These classic pumpkin scones will last up to three days if kept in an airtight container. Store at room temperature. Keep away from heat and sunlight.
  • Cut scones with a pizza cutter or pastry knife.
  • Use parchment paper to prevent the scones from sticking to the baking sheet.
  • For perfectly flaky scones, you need to use cold butter.
  • If you don’t have a pastry blender, a fork will also work.
pumpkin scones on a wire rack

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does butter have to be cold?

Adding cold butter to the spiced pumpkin scones will keep them soft and flaky! Please don’t skip using cold butter.

Do I have to add pecans?

No, it’s more than fine to make the pumpkin spiced scones without pecans. You can also swap the pecans for any other nut you like. Walnuts are also a great choice.

What is the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?

Pumpkin puree is made with pumpkin that has been pureed. It doesn’t have spices or anything added to it. However, pumpkin pie spice is what you use for pies! It’s filled with spices and other ingredients to make it sweet.

stack of scones

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side view of pumpkin spice scone

Spiced Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Scones are tender, packed with pumpkin flavor and fall spices, and drizzled with a homemade maple glaze. Make homemade pumpkin spice scones with little effort for breakfast, brunch, and holidays!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spiced pumpkin scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour for flouring surface
  • 1 stick butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped

Maple glaze

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch sea salt


  • 1/4 pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the butter to the flour mix. With a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour mix until it is crumbly and no butter clumps remain.
  • Add in the egg, pumpkin, and cream. Mix just until combined. Fold in the chopped pecans
  • Turn the scone dough onto parchment paper dusted with the 2 tbsp reserved flour.
  • Press the dough into a circle approximately 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Slice dough into 8 wedges, transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.
  • Bake for 17 to 20 minutes
  • While the scones are baking, mix the maple syrup, salt, and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • After cooling scones for at least 15 minutes, drizzle the glaze over scones and top with chopped pecans.
  • Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.


Feel free to add in white chocolate chips or any nuts that you like!


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2475IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg