You need a Pumpkin Maple Scone in your life right now! LIKE NOW!
I am a scone girl for sure. I just love how they are the perfect cross between a biscuit, cookie and muffin all in one cut little triangle of yumminess. For me a good scone is not too sweet, not too dry and light, not too heavy.
If you have had very many scones there is a chance you have come across a tough scone here and there, and for that I am so sorry. It can definately damper your opinion of these delicious little brunch treats, but I hope you will give them another chance. These scones are tender, loaded with flavor and perfect for this Fall!
Don’t Over Mix!
As with most pastry recipes it is imperative to not over mix the dough. When you cut in the butter I like to see bits of butter still in the dough as this will help create a light, airy scone, not a super dense one.
As you can see in the pics you can see just how light these turned out, all those delicious air pockets… so good. PS they also hold some of the icing as you pour it over, making those bites just a little extra yummy.
Spicing it up!
As you know I am all about anything pumpkin and these scones definately bring the pumpkin in each bite. Not only in there pumpkin puree in the dough but there is also a good amount of pumpkin pie spice. I prefer the Trader Joes Pumpkin Pie Spice (which you can order here if you are not close to a Trader Joes). I like the balance of the spices it has, without being too bitter.
If you have another on hand feel free to use it, I have found I may have to use more cinnamon with other brands to give it a little extra oomph.
It’s all about the drizzle on the scone!
To really make these something special I made a maple, vanilla bean glaze to go on top. If you do not have vanilla bean paste on hand, like this one, it is ok you can use vanilla extract and it will be still be OH SO GOOD!
The scone itself is not too sweet, the glaze is where you get the sweet from. I actually took some of these to a friend of mine and their daughter said it needed more icing so I added more drizzle before I gave the rest to my new neighbors. To be honest she was right, there can never be too much drizzle.
SO go ahead and get your drizzle on!!
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