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Two Peas and Their Pod: Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones

I know, I know, everyone has about had it with the pumpkin recipes, but I still have some in my fridge! I can't let it down, it wants to be a fall star too. So please bear with me while I share this scrumptious recipe that I spotted on Del Sisters Kitchen.

I made Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones. Hello!! These will get you out of the bed in the morning. They may not be the healthiest of breakfast items, but save the Wheaties for another day. Splurging once in awhile is A-Ok in my book. Plus, the pumpkin is healthy, right?? Ha!

The dough was easy to make and work with. I patted it o
ut into a round circle and cut the scones into wedges. I brushed them with cream and sprinkled turbinado sugar on top for kicks. When they were done baking they also got a drizzle of spice glaze.

The scones were very tasty. I really liked the pumpkin and white chocolate combo. I might throw in some dried cranberries next time for color and sweetness.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones

Adapted from Del’s Sisters Kitchen

Scone Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup) light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cream
Turbinado sugar for sprinkling the tops of the scones

Spice Glaze:
1c. powdered sugar
1/2t. cinnamon
1/8t. cloves
Sprinkle of nutmeg

Add as much milk until desired consistency. Drizzle or spread over scones.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place rack in middle of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. I use my hands! The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Stir in the white chocolate.

In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, pumpkin puree and vanilla and then add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Mix just until the dough comes together. Do not over mix the dough.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough gently four or five times and then pat the dough into a circle that is about 7 inches (18 cm) round and about 11/2 inches (3.75 cm) thick. Cut this circle in half, then cut each half into 3 pie-shaped wedges (triangles). Place the scones on the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with the cream and sprinkle a little Turbinado sugar on top.

Place the baking sheet inside another baking sheet to prevent the bottoms of the scones from over browning. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and drizzle scones with the glaze.

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Blogger Erica said...

Ow I was looking for a recipe to bring up to Josh's sister at college this weekend. This may be it. Thanks ;)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

These look heavenly! I would love one for breakfast!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Fall is almost a holiday in itself so I say eat it up! They look great, can't wait to try them.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

I love scones - these look like a great breakfast. A little treat once in a while never did any harm!!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I can never be tired reading pumpkin recipes.
Your recipes are so useful for me now that have a lot of pumpkin in my fridge.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I haven't had breakfast yet and I would love to have this right now!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Yum! I love the spiced glaze on top!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

These really look good. I love the glaze.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Nicole and Abe said...

My mouth is watering! These look so good. You are such an amazing cook Maria. I miss you and I will try calling you today so we can catch up!

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could never get too much pumpkin, this looks like a great breakfast recipe.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh, I'm not tired of pumpkin yet! These look great -- I love scones!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I just ate one it was delicious!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

These look great and I'm not tired of pumpkin yet.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! And they look so yummy!!!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

Yummmeeeee ! as always, they look as good as I am sure they taste!
Thanks Maria!

8:16 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your timing is good. Someone from my office just offered me a piece of her white-chocolate-frosted pumpkin scone. It seems everyone is in the pumpkin mode.

Oh, and I'm sure your were better than hers.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

These look so good - especially the glaze drizzled over the top. I love pumpkin anything!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Are you kidding? I'll never get tired of pumpkin recipes & food! These look perfect for the fall and I'm sure your house smelled heavenly!

9:28 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

Hubby loves scones for breakfast - they make him feel spoiled. I love the idea of doing pumpkin ones - and dried cranberries would be perfect.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

No one's mad over here. Bring on the pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They look beautiful and loving that combo!!!!!

11:05 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

Looks neat, but not a fan of white chocolate, for me darker the better, so might like to try with the darker kind.
Must have smelled amazing while baking, right?

11:34 AM  
Blogger Eleganza Strings/ The DeLadurantey Family said...

Glad you liked the recipe it is our favorite! Looks like they turned out great!
The Del Sisters

12:23 PM  
Blogger Eleganza Strings/ The DeLadurantey Family said...

Glad you liked the recipe it is our favorite! Looks like they turned out great!
The Del Sisters

12:23 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

Your scones look fantastic! I made this recipe a few weeks ago... it was sooo good!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

I'm all for a sugary breakfast - gets things off to a good start! :) And the scones look so pretty!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I haven't! Then again, we don't have seasons per se here, nor do we have Thanksgiving ;) So they look delicious to me!

5:11 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I'd have these for breakfast. Then I'd have one for lunch. Then I'd have to try one for a small snack. And of course as a side for dinner. And what better dessert than a pumpkin scone?

6:48 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

These look unbelievably good> Another winner, Maria.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

These look scrumptious, Maria! Perfect breakfast food!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Your scones have stolen my heart.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

perfect with a cup of tea... :)

3:10 AM  
Blogger grace said...

wheaties? pfffffff. if something involving white chocolate is being offered, cereal doesn't stand a chance. :)

8:54 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

makin these!

9:47 AM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Those scones look so good with the spice glaze!

3:45 PM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I just printed this out. I am soooooooo making this one. I love scones way too much and must try this. Wonderful!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Usha said...

Those scones look really good, definitely a yummy start to the day:-)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I'll never get sick of pumpkin recipes!

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Double Dipped Life said...

Keep the pumpkin coming! These look fantastic!

3:59 PM  

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