Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Step 1

Grease a scone tray or baking tray. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well.

Step 2

Add pumpkin, flour and salt and fold in by hand. Knead lightly and cut into 1-inch squares. Place close together on the scone tray and bake at 425 degrees F. until well risen and golden on top (about 15 minutes). Serve hot, with butter.


* Pumpkin scones -- Scones (pronounced with a short `o', rhymes with `Fonz') are a popular accompaniment to afternoon tea. They are often served with jam and whipped cream. In this variation the scones are flavoured with pumpkin. It is not a typical scone recipe.

Step 3

Pumpkin scones can be eaten in place of bread with a meal. This recipe was made famous by the wife of the Premier of Queensland. Serves 4-6.

Step 4

* To an Australian, a pumpkin is a large round, squat, green or blue-green vegetable that is orange on the inside. There are many varieties, all of species Cucurbita maxima. In North America a good substitute is acorn squash (Cucurbita pepo); elsewhere a butternut squash (Caryoka nuciferum) would be a fair substitute.

Things You'll Need

  • 1T Butter
  • 1/2c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2c Flour, self-raising
  • 1c Pumpkin, cooked
  • -(cold), mashed
  • 1/8t Salt

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