Pumpkin Scones with Mascarpone Pumpkin Icing


This recipe is ridiculously amazing.  I couldn’t wait for them to cool down last night and ate 2 straight away.


For the Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 Tablespoons cane sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cup canned Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

8 oz. mascarpone cheese
3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or, if you have it, a pizza stone works well as well. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry mixture until the mixture is crumbly and there are no big chunks of butter.

In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Mix egg mixture into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball. Form the dough into a large rectangle 1 inch thick and about three times as long as it is wide. Cut the rectangle into equal thirds so that you have three smaller rectangles remaining. Cut each of the smaller rectangles in an 'X' pattern. This should give you 12 roughly equal scones.

Arrange scones on baking sheet or pre-heated pizza stone. Bake for 14 minutes, or until light brown (times with pizza stone may decrease).

For the Mascarpone Pumpkin Icing:

In a small bowl, combine mascarpone, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add powdered sugar. Chill in freezer for about an hour.

Allow scones 30 minutes to cool. While scones are warm but not hot spread the icing on top of scones and allow a few minutes for it to set.

4 Responses

  1. Katherine Gallaugher says:

    I really would like to try this recipe, but the “marscapone icing” doesn’t show how much pumpkin to use in the recipe. Help!

  2. Sarah says:

    Just made these! The dough was stubborn in coming together as a rectangle, they did not turn out pretty but they are amazing! I iced them with powdered sugar mixed with pumpkin and almond milk. They are so delicious!

    • Emily says:

      Sarah! That sounds delicious:) The dough is a little tough, it’s better if you spend a little more time with your hands working the dough in the bowl before turning it out in the surface or you could add a little bit more half and half. I also like to add chocolate chips and skip the icing all together:) Happy Holidays!

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