Pumpkin Raisin Scones

Deliciously moist scones with autumn pumpkin flavors, raisins, and a maple-cinnamon glaze.
Pumpkin Raisin Scones

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s time for #BreadBakers again!  And this month’s theme is all about pumpkin or pumpkin spice.

Here in Ohio the pumpkin farms still have them in the fields and all the hayrides the kids will take to the pumpkin patches to choose their “Great Pumpkin” are still a couple weeks off. Once the  apple season, which is still winding up, gets past the end of September all the farm markets will focus on squash. And not just pumpkin, but acorn, butternut, buttercup, hubbard,  delicata, sweet dumpling and a few others, as winter squash reigns in early fall.

Also we have seen Starbucks is at it again with their pumpkin scones. And I have to say that this is not a copycat of that recipe. In fact, my scone recipe is more like a cross between a pumpkin iced scone and a cinnamon-raisin biscuit. They are quite good for breakfast or with an afternoon cup of coffee or hot tea.

Yes, I just mentioned hot drinks. Soon you will be needing those to keep your hands warm when the snow starts to fly.

Okay, I’ll shaddup about the snow. *snort*

But anyway,these are good so I hope you try them. There are also tons of other recipes from the group to peruse so do so at your leisure, with a nice cup of coffee while the snowflakes fly….

Okay, I lied about not mentioning snow again.

But the taste of the scones? #truth

Until next time-


Pumpkin Raisin Scones #BreadBakers

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

  • Servings: 6-7
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pumpkin Raisin Scones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8  teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 ounces cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • parchment paper

Maple-Cinnamon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (Grade B)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut butter into small cubes and work into flour mix until it resembles small crumbs.
  4. Stir in the raisins to get them coated with flour.
  5. In another small bowl, whisk together the cream, egg and pumpkin, then mix into the flour to form a dough.
  6. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment and pat dough into a flattened round on it, and cut into wedges.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 minutes. Remove pan from oven, recut the wedges and separate them  on the paper.
  8. Bake for 6 minutes more or until lightly browned on top.
  9. Let scones cool while stirring the glaze together. It should have a drizzle consistency. Add or subtract sugar as needed to achieve that. I give the amount that worked for me.
  10. Drizzle cooled scones with glaze.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

Bread Bakers

Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spice Breads

Hosted by Kylee of Kylee Cooks

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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16 responses

  1. These look fabulous Sue. I love the addition of the vanilla paste to the glaze, so smart! (P.S. I love snow so you can talk about it all you like!)

  2. These sound wonderful! I love raisins in baked goods (I know some people are naysayers about them but to me they are amazing bites of goodness!) and the maple cinnamon glaze sounds right up my sweet lovin’ alley.

  3. Those look sooo good. We in southern California are cooling off right now, but are destined to have another big heat wave before it cools off. If you want, you can package up some of that snow and truck it over here!

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