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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree, chilled (don’t chill in can)
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp buttermilk (3 1/2 Tbsp mik 1/4 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp honey (Sugar Free Maple Syrup)
  • 1 Tbsp half and half


  • 1 cup powdered sugar (Stivia – Sugar Substitute)
  • 2 Tbsp half and half, then more as needed

Pumpkin Icing

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp half and half


For the scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a food processor or a hand whisk, mix together until well blended flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended
  3. Add butter to processor and pulse til mixed (if mixing by hand, use a pastry cutter until large pieces can no longer be seen)
  4. Add mixture to a mixing bowl and create a center well
  5. In a separate bowl add chilled pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and honey and whisk together
  6. Add mixture into the well in the flour & butter mixture and stir together
  7. In the bowl, knead the combined mixture by hand
  8. Lightly flour your work surface and place dough on top. Pat the dough into an 8 inch ball
  9. Dust a knife with flour and cut the dough into 8 equal wedges
  10. Place scones on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet
  11. With 1 Tablespoon of half and half brush the tops of the scones
  12. Bak for 12-15 minutes in a preheated oven until the tops are golden brown and insert a toothpick or wooden scewer into the middle and check that it comes out clean.
  13. Place on a rack and cool 10 minutes before adding the glaze

For the glaze:
Put the powdered sugar along with the half and half until it is thick not runny. Add more half and half as needed until consistency is reached. Coat the tops of the scones with mixture. Allow glaze to set at room temperature.

Pumpkin glaze:
In a bowl add together the powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and half and half. Put glaze in a Ziplock bag and snip off a small corner of the bag and pipe mixuture over the top of the scones. Allow glaze to set up.

Original Recipe Source: Cooking Classy