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Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Pumpkin sconesWhat’s better than warm scones right out of the oven? Amy Roloff, one of the stars of TLC television’s LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD reality series and a real-life Oregon farmer, wanted to share her Pumpkin scone recipe with us.

Thanks, Amy!

2 cups of flour, plus more for dusting

1/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

¾ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp sea salt

½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

½ cup cold buttermilk

½ cup pumpkin pureé

½ cup dried cranberries soaked in hot water for about 15 – 30 minutes and then drained, plumps and softens them up

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

candied ginger finely chopped

¼ cup heavy cream


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

Whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the wet mixture to the dry along with the cranberries and candied ginger.  Mix until it is all just combined (do not over-mix or the scones will be tough).

Transfer to a lightly-floured surface and knead the dough gently 4 or 5 times. Pat the dough into a circle that is about 8 inches round and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut the circle in half, and then cut each half into 4 pie-shaped wedges (triangles). Place the scones on the baking sheet and brush the tops with the heavy cream.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a baking rack for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve plain or goes great with maple butter or powder sugar drizzle icing and with a cup of tea.

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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.