Damaris Phillips - Spiced Pumpkin Scones with Orange Glaze

Damaris Phillips - Spiced Pumpkin Scones with Orange Glaze
Damaris Phillips shows how to make the perfect pumpkin spice scones with a delicious citrus orange glaze.
Spiced Pumpkin Scones
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  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar


  • Heat oven to 400˚F.

For the Scones:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add the flour. Cut in the butter using a bowl scraper until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, egg, and milk. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Fold until just combined.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, 5 to 7 times. Form into a flat disc, about 8 inches wide. Cut the disc like a pie into six pieces and place on a parchment-lined sheet. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and zest. Cover with a damp towel until you are ready to use. Dip the top of each scone in the glaze, letting any excess glaze drip back into the bowl. Place on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with the raw sugar and let set.