Tender, moist Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze are simple to whip up and make the perfect fall treat!
Happy October, friends! Aren’t you proud of me? I held off a full month in between posting pumpkin recipes! To be honest, I’d be perfectly content posting nothing but pumpkin recipes for about three months straight. But that might run off a few of you who like to eat, you know, actual dinner recipes and such, so I’ve been attempting to practice great restraint in keeping my pumpkin obsession under control. 😉
However…today? Today you get Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze…and trust me, they were worth the wait! While scones often have a reputation for being dry, these are perfectly tender and moist. They are sweet, but not cloyingly so, and they’re just brimming with pure pumpkin flavor and warm spices.
These pumpkin scones make the perfect breakfast on-the-go. They would be a lovely addition to a brunch buffet. They’re the best kind of afternoon pick-me-up, with a mug of coffee or a steamy cup of tea. And how delighted would your favorite neighbor/teacher/orthodontist (?!) be to receive a platter of these freshly-baked beauties one day this fall…just because?
I was initially conflicted as to what type of glaze to drizzle on these scones. Cinnamon glaze? Maple glaze? Nutella or Biscoff or caramel glaze? And, of course, one can never go wrong with plain, simple powdered sugar glaze, flavored with just a splash of vanilla.
But I ultimately decided to go with decadent brown butter glaze. I already knew from experience that brown butter and pumpkin are a match made in heaven. Heck, there aren’t many baked goods (or savory recipes, for that matter) that brown butter can’t improve! And boy am I glad I went the brown butter route to create my glaze for these pumpkin scones. Yum, yum, YUM.
If you’ve never made homemade scones before, don’t be intimidated! They are actually very simple to throw together. You can certainly make the dough by hand, but if you happen to have a food processor, it renders the steps pretty much effortless.
So have I convinced you to bake a batch of fresh scones yet? If you’ve never made them before, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to whip up and how heavenly they will make your house smell. And if you’re a scone aficionado, a fellow pumpkin lover, or just a fan of breakfast-y baked goods in general, you’re sure to adore these light, moist, and flavorful treats. Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze are the perfect way to kick off your October…and may it be a great one, y’all!
I first shared this recipe over at Lil’ Luna.
Scones adapted from Taste of Home. Brown Butter Glaze adapted from Martha Stewart.
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