Pumpkin Scones with Chocolate Glaze

Today I am joining in with some blogging friends for a fun Fall Recipe Blog Hop.  I just love the crisp cool fall air! It lends itself so nicely to baking and warm, comfort meals.  This time of year finds me cooking up quick breads and pastries of all kinds.  I had planned on sharing my chocolate chip banana bread today but then realized I did share this recipe last year!  (click on the link if you're looking for that one).


Instead I headed to the pantry and see what else I had ingredients on hand for and decided to try making some pumpkin scones with chocolate glaze.  


I started with our Mango Scones with Lime Glaze recipe and modified it for fall. 



Ingredients:

For the scones:
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter; frozen and grated
1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree

Chocolate Glaze:

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tablespoon HOT water (from the tap but steaming)


The first thing I did was grate the butter and set it back in the freezer until needed.



I preheated the oven to 400 and lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

I mixed together the milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract in a small bowl and then set that aside in the fridge to keep cool.




I mixed up a second bowl with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.


Once mixed, I added in the grated butter and used 2 forks to mix together until coarse crumbs had formed.  Then I added in the pumpkin and the milk mixture;  stirring well until combined.



The batter was turned onto a lightly floured surface and formed into roughly a 9 inch circle.  I cut the dough into 8 pieces; like pizza and placed each wedge onto the cookie sheet.






I baked them in the oven for 16-20 minutes until they were a light golden brown.




As they cooled on wire racks, I mixed up the chocolate glaze; I wanted a thick ganache glaze so we turned to our favorite ganache recipe... only to find that the heavy cream had turned bad.  I decided to whip together a chocolate glaze instead.

In the microwave I melted the 3 Tablespoons of butter and then added in the cocoa powder; mixing until I had a nice smooth mixture.



I added in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.  Once I had a thick frosting-like/ brownie batter consistency I added in the hot water and had a wonderful glaze.  I drizzled it over the still warm scones.







Then we dug in!  My boys and I agreed that these were delicious! We like pumpkin but we aren't HUGE pumpkin fans and thought the pumpkin was nice and muted.  The texture was fabulous and everyone loved the chocolate glaze on top. 






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Comments

  1. Definitely going to try making these! They look and sound amazing- thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Hmmm, looks like a melt in your mouth kind of pastry, Joanne! Yummy! Pinned!

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  3. Ohh! These look and sound amazing. I am tempted to make them just to see how they taste.

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  4. Your scones just look so yummy. I've never tried making scones but your directions give me every step. Thank you!

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    1. I had never tried until my baker insisted on trying a batch; I honestly thought I didn't like scones until he began baking them. They are so good and surprisingly easy to make too.

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  5. So yummy. I need to make some. Thank you for sharing.
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  6. I really want these today! My mom is coming over to help me so even though I’m not quite ready for baking yet maybe she will make a batch, LOL!

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    1. I can totally see your mom whipping up a batch for you!

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  7. I don't normally care for chocolate glaze, but combined with these pumpkin scones, it sounds delicious! Thank you for inspiring me. #MMBC

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  8. These look tasty, Joanne. Scones are something I've never tried to make, but I need to. Your tip on how you cut them for baking is great.

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  9. My dad loves orange scones from Panera. I may have to try making these for him. :)

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  10. You scones look so good Joanne and I bet taste delicious. Thanks for the recipe and for visiting my blog today. Have a nice day!

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  11. I'm on a mission to make fall desserts - going to try a new one every weekend. I may need to add this to my list.

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    1. We've been baking up all sorts of yummy fall treats too!

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  12. Oh, this sounds fabulous Joanne.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. I've never tried pumpkin scones before but these look so good, especially with the chocolate glaze! thanks for sharing!

    Hope your week is going well so far :) It's a rainy one here!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I swear I could have eaten the chocolate glaze all by itself!

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  14. These sound so so good! I can't seem to find pumpkin around here, but I really hope I can get some delivered soon!

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    1. Oh no! No pumpkin? LOL. I hope you can get some delivered too.

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  15. Oh my word, these sound amazing. I love pumpkin and I've never thought to pair it with chocolate. I need to try these!

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    1. Oh I love pumpkin flavored things paired with chocolate--- pumpkin ice cream with hot fudge, pumpkin/ chocolate chip bread, etc.

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  16. I'm not sure if these are anything like the scones we have here in the UK as an afternoon tea kind of thing but I love the idea of eating pumpkins instead of just using them as decorations. I love your simple way to make that super shiney glaze too. These will be a feature at Handmade Monday this week :-)

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  17. I love scones, but I've never made them myself. Probably because I'm the only one in my family who would eat them, so I just buy one for myself when I'm in the mood.

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  18. These look AH-MAZING and I am definitely making them! YUM!!!!!

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  19. Give me all the pumpkin flavors but PC not so much. So these would be perfect for him. They look absolutely divine.

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    1. My family doesn't really like Pumpkin spice either but the whole family did enjoy these.

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