White Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Scones #PumpkinWeek

Get your pumpkin fix in the morning with these scrumptious pumpkin scones!

Pumpkin Scones #PumpkinWeek

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I whipped up a batch of pumpkin scones for my knitting group…supposedly a Starbucks copycat recipe, though I’ve never tasted them before, so I couldn’t say. The recipe contained an egg, which made them more of a cross between a scone and quick bread. Even upping the spices, I found them slightly bland. Of course, I skipped the glaze, so that may have contributed to their lack of oomph. They weren’t bad at all, just not not what I expected. So I went back to a recipe shared by my friend, Kathy. She went whole hog when she served these…and added reconstituted dried cranberries and accompanied them with maple butter. I took the simple route and garnished with a white chocolate drizzle. Yeah, these were  more to my liking. I’ve included both recipes…just pick what you’d prefer.

Pumpkin Scones #PumpkinWeek

The more traditional scone recipe. My favorite.

Serving Options

I love to jazz up my scones with either a glaze, drizzle or special condiment.  Melting white chocolate is the easiest option, especially when utilizing the microwave. It usually takes me about 3 scones before I get the proper sized hole cut into my ziploc bag and the technique perfected. Clotted cream is always a welcome pairing…if you can source it in your area. Any way you present your scones, they will be a terrific breakfast or tea time treat.

Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle

Starbucks More Cakey Scones (recipe link is at the end of the post)

White Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Scones


    Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1/3 cup lightly packed light brown muscovado sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • Scant 1/4 cup candied ginger, finely diced
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 375º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture until it looks like cornmeal (it's OK to see small bits of butter).
    2. Combine, then whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin and vanilla till smooth. Add the wet mixture to the dry along with the candied ginger. Mix until it is all just combined. Do not overmix or your scones will be tough.
    3. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently till it pulls together. Pat the dough into a circle that is about 8 inches round. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the scones on the baking sheet and brush the tops with the heavy cream.
    4. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a baking rack for 15 minutes.
    5. Gently melt white chocolate in microwave safe bowl, by microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating till melted. Scrape melted chocolate into a quart sized ziploc bag, seal, then cut a small opening in one of the corners. Squeeze and drizzle on cooled scones. Let chocolate set and serve.

    Yield: 8 scones

      Total time: 1½ hours


        Nutrition Facts
        Serving Size
        Amount Per ServingAs Served
        Calories 3066kcal Calories from fat 1387
        % Daily Value
        Total Fat 154g237%
        Saturated Fat 95g475%
        Transfat 4g
        Cholesterol 354mg118%
        Sodium 1985mg83%
        Carbohydrate 386g129%
        Dietary Fiber 9g36%
        Sugars 189g
        Protein 40g

        Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

        Total FatLess than65g
        Sat FatLess than25g
        CholesterolLess than300mg
        SodiumLess than2,400mg
        Total Carbohydrate300g
        Dietary Fiber25g
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        Hi and welcome to day 3 of #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections’ #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

        Check out all the #PumpkinWeek Bloggers and their recipes:

        Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Truffles by Love and Confections

        Pumpkin-Vanilla Bean Madeleines by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

        White Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Scones by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

        S’mores Pumpkin Pie by The Spiffy Cookie

        Homemade Pumpkin Puree by Happy Food Healthy Life

        Pumpkin Mole by Curious Cuisiniere

        Drunken Pumpkin Seeds by Life Tastes Good

        Pumpkin Roll by A Day in the Life on the Farm

        Pumpkin Lasagna by My Catholic Kitchen

        Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread by Making Miracles

        Pumpkin Quinoa Oatmeal Bake by The Pajama Chef

        Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pancakes by Dizzy Busy and Hungry

        Find the original recipe from Bobby Flay with the addition of cranberries and whipped maple butter HERE.

        If you’d like to bake up the Starbucks copycat recipe, you can find it HERE. I’d suggest upping the spiced and even adding some crystallized ginger.


        1. Perfect pumpkin scones Liz and that white chocolate drizzle makes them even more interesting!

        2. Oh I wish I could grab one for breakfast!

        3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

          I do love scones with a nice strong cuppa java Liz! Your pumpkin ones sound great:@)

        4. impo…starbucks is greatly over rated and you are much better off with Bobby Flay.

        5. I love these pumpkin scones Lizzy!!

        6. You had me at scone. What a gorgeous and delicious recipe!

        7. I can’t believe I haven’t made a batch of pumpkin scones yet this month. I’ll fix that. Stat. Thanks for the inspiration, Liz!

        8. I’ve never even heard of pumpkin scones before. I’m only into the starbucks coffee. I must admit though I hardly ever get coffee out anymore. These pumpkin scones look fantastic. I think I would prefer the ones with cranberries and maple butter. Mmm these would be great in the morning 😀


        9. I don’t believe I’ve ever had a pumpkin scone. Really like the idea, though, and these sound like their flavor is marvelous. Love the dribble of white chocolate on top! Icing on the cake. 😉 Good stuff — thanks.

        10. I actually don’t mind a mildly sweet scone. . I don’t like mine too sweet so I’d go for yours any day!!

        11. Second try a real success, they look amazing. White chocolate makes everything looks so much classier too!

        12. Pumpkin scones with white chocolate drizzle, MARVELOUS! These look picture perfect, great for any party!

        13. They look really tasty and the white chocolate on them looks perfect! These would make such a lovely fall breakfast with some hot coffee.

        14. Just pinned Liz! Yummy….

        15. I love pumpkin scones and that white chocolate drizzle is the perfect finish!

        16. I love pumpkin anything and these look great. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion. I hate it when I make a recipe that the writer says is so good and it ends up awful. Of course everyone’s palate is different but it definitely helps to read an honest review before prepping a recipe.

        17. Hotly Spiced says:

          I think I prefer your version. I love the sound of the dried cranberries, the upped spices and the white chocolate frosting. Your knitting group must be so happy to have you – you’d always arrive with the best treats xx

        18. Those scones look incredible! I love the white chocolate drizzle 🙂

        19. I would love a few of them for my breakfast!! They look yummilicious.

        20. I love scones but haven’t tried pumpkin ones yet. Both versions look delicious! I love the melted white chocolate drizzle, so so pretty!

        21. Glad you shared the recipe you liked first, Liz….Must say I love the idea of serving the scones with maple butter…Of course, you can’t go wrong with a white chocolate pairing. Could I have one of each?

        22. These scones would make my breakfast a whole lot more interesting 😛

          Choc Chip Uru

        23. Gosh, you have me drooling just thinking about these beautiful scones. I am going to bookmark these and try a version of my own. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

        24. There’s just something wonderful about scones, but these scones drizzled in white chocolate are even more amazing! I bet these were a big hit! yummm

        25. These look gorgeous! I love having scones with some tea as an afternoon snack. the white chocolate makes them look so sophisticated.

        26. Pumpkin.
          White Chocolate.
          I’m there. I’m there. I’m there! xxx

        27. I need these while I’m grading papers in the morning.


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