Recipe by Chef John
"Here's an example of how I would convince the public that pumpkin is great for any time of the year. Ironically, I did this because I had leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving."
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1 3/4 cups
cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
toasted pine nuts
all-purpose flour, or more as needed
I am going to give this a full 5 stars because I love the texture of this scone. It is light and moist for a scone. The taste is so nice but I did use fresh cooked pumpkin and added cinnamon, ground ginger and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. I would definitely make again!
This did not have the consistency of a scone. It was more like a regular, moist bread. Scones should be crumbly. I made it exactly as the recipe instructed, but I added spices. It would have been very bland without them. We will finish eating them with honey on them, but I will not make them again.
These are delicious, light layers within the crumb with just the right amount of sweetness. I used pumpkin seeds (pepitas) instead of pine nuts. I did not add any extra spices but that would be good as well.
I made these yesterday for a large gathering. They were the first things gone. I also added cinnamon & nutmeg to the batter and topped with a simple glaze of powdered sugar, cinnamon, milk and a splash of maple syrup. Oh I left out the pinenuts simply because I didn't have any on hand.
This was a very good scone recipe and I will use it again in the future. I did add spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and 1 tsp. of vanilla to the batter. I also eliminated the pine nuts and substituted them for chocolate chips. Yum! I'm not sure what the scones would taste like without the cinnamon and nutmeg. I frosted these with homemade cream cheese frosting and drizzled them with melted chocolate. My family loved them and they want me to make them again. For me, that means a recipe was a success :-)
I took the advice of several of the reviewers and added cinnamon and chocolate chips and these were divine. Thank you Chef John!
These were very moist, but the pine nuts ruined it for everyone in the family. I will make these again, but use walnuts instead. A more classic taste ...
These were just OK for me. I thought the pine nuts didn't really meld well with the pumpkin. I did a heavy glaze because I thought they needed a little extra flavor, and I wasn't in awe of the texture. Maybe had I baked them a little longer (I did 17 minutes) they would have had a crunchier bite to them.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Pumpkin Scones
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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