Pumpkin spice scones served with butter

Pumpkin spice scones

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins


Makes 25

Serve these lightly spiced pumpkin scones warm and topped generously with butter or cream cheese. They make a perfect snack for autumn, especially at Halloween

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per scone

  • kcal107
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 450g self-raising flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 100g cold butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin spice (or mix ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, a good grind of nutmeg and a pinch of allspice)
  • 200g cooked pumpkin



    Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…

  • 80-100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • butter or cream cheese flavoured with a pinch of cinnamon, to serve



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour in a bowl and coarsely grate in the butter (dipping the butter into the flour can make it easier to grate; do this as often as you need). Use a butter knife to stir the butter into the flour, then mix in the sugar and spice.

  2. Add the pumpkin and 80ml milk to the flour mixture and quickly stir everything together. Add more milk if you need to.

  3. Tip the mixture onto a floured surface and lightly bring together with your hands a couple of times. Roll out until 4cm thick and stamp out rounds with a 7cm cutter. Re-shape the trimmings until all the dough has been used. Place the rounds on a lightly floured baking sheet and brush the tops with any remaining milk. Bake for 10-12 mins until risen and lightly browned.

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Frantic Flapjack
23rd Oct, 2018
These came out a lovely colour. However, they were quite flavourless. I would say the spice needs to be doubled. I didn't get anywhere near 25 scones - I struggled to get 12.
8th Oct, 2018
Very nice - not too sweet so can have with a range of toppings to sweeten or not. Not even close to 25 scones though. Rolled the dough out to closer to 2cm than 4cm, and using the 7cm cutter I think I got about 10-12 scones!
3rd Oct, 2018
Really delicious! I added a milk wash to the tops to use up the leftover milk and they came out beautifully golden.
Cookiecaron's picture
10th May, 2020
Can tinned pumpkin be used in this recipe?
lulu_grimes's picture
12th May, 2020
Hello, Yes you can use tinned pumpkin. We haven't tested the recipe like this so you may find you need less milk if it is quite soft. Lulu
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