Baked Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Pumpkin ginger scones are the perfect treat for any time of day!  The spiciness of ginger blends perfectly with the sweet, earthy taste of pumpkin.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 servings
Calories 270 kcal


  • cups flour
  • cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp  baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup butter, cold
  • 2 cups crystallized ginger, minced
  • cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • milk for brushing
  • Coarse white sugar for sanding


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
  • Work in the butter just until the mixture is crumbly.  It’s ok if some of the chunks of butter remain unincorporated.  
  • Stir in the crystallized ginger.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin and eggs until smooth.
  • Stir the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until the dough holds together.
  • Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper that’s been lightly dusted with flour.
  • Divide it in half and shape it into two equal circles that are ¾“ high.  They will be 5” to 6” circles.
  • Brush each circle with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.  
  • Run a knife or bench scraper under cold water and cut each circle into 6 equal wedges.  Carefully separate wedges so there is about ½“ between each one.
  • Place the scones in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 425℉.  
  • Bake the scones for 22-25 minutes or until their golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Hack:  Scones can be stored tightly covered at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Freeze the leftover pumpkin to use in another recipe.
Keyword afternoon tea, baked, biscuits, bread, breakfast, dessert, easy, ginger, homemade, pastry, pumpkin, quick bread, scone, snack, vegetarian

Did you know?  While the scone is most often associated with British Afternoon Tea, they were originally a Scottish treat.  They officially came to the tea table around 1840, thanks to Anna, the Duchess of Bedford.

Suggestion:  If you love scones, try these lemon barley scones by Lily-Rose Kindergarten Cook!

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