Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cranberry & Pumpkin Scones

If you're like me, you always seem to have some cranberries left over from Thanksgiving and you're not quite sure what to do with them.  I also had some pumpkin leftover since I made the pumpkin crunch cake too.  So what to do with cranberries and about scones?  These are not like a typical scone, they came out a little softer, like a muffin texture inside (maybe I should have called them muffin scones).  Instead of drizzling the icing on, I dunked the tops into it!  The perfect way to use up my leftovers!

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Ingredients are as follows:

1/2 C pumpkin puree
1/2 C cranberries, cooked & chopped
1/4 C half-n-half
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

2 C flour 
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

1/2 C oats

2 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a baking sheet.

Place the pumpkin, cranberries, half-n-half, egg & vanilla in a bowl.

Stir until thoroughly mixed; set aside.

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & pumpkin pie spice.

Once it's all combined, add butter.

Cut in butter until it's small and crumbly.

Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Fold in oats.

Place dough on a well floured surface and knead a few minutes.  Pat dough into a circle that's about 3/4 inch thick.

Cut into eight triangles and place onto greased baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.

While they are cooling mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and powdered sugar.

Dip the top half of the scones into the icing. 

Take a bite and enjoy!


  1. Before, during or after Thanksgiving, these scones are wonderful! Hope your holiday was delicious!

  2. hahahahhaa...we were totally on the same wavelength:) About to post my 'leftover treats' ;) LOVE the use of the cranberries, pumpkin AND the glaazzeee :) YUM!

  3. I could drink that icing w/ a straw! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  4. Perfect for this time of year! Delicious looking scones :)

  5. Looks like a great holiday treat! This is going on my list of ideas for holiday parties!

  6. I have never made scones before, but these look like the ones i'll be making. :) a combination of my 2 favorites!

    P.s. found you via the blog hop!

  7. What a lovely recipe. I am relatively new to your blog and don't comment as often as I should. I did want you to know how much I appreciate the food and recipes you share with your readers. I never leave here empty handed. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. I love scones and am eager to try your scrumptious-looking recipe.

  9. Those look amazing. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is great.

  10. Another mouth-watering recipe from your kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing this creative idea. They look wonderful!

  11. i love scones and these are absolutely perfect for the holidays! xoxo

  12. I love scones and cannot wait to try this recipe. These look delicious. We have pumpkin fried rice on our menu this week. Come over and check it out. And be sure to come visit us on Friday and register for a really wonderful give away from the Shabby Apple.

  13. I think I need one of these for breakfast!!! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!

  14. Your photography is lovely, the pictures are so inviting I know exactly what these beautiful scones taste like!

  15. Okay, this looks amazing!!! Yummy! I found you over at Literally Inspired, and she is going to be co-hosting one day of my upcoming cookie countdown. I am still looking for some more daily co-hosts if you are interested ;)

  16. Love cranberry and pumpkin. I came over from Turning the Table Tuesday. Your scones are beautiful.

  17. Visiting from Turning the Table Thursday.
    I think I'd like the texture of these more than regular scones. No doubt I'd like the flavors!

  18. OOO YUM!
    Come bring this to A Themed Baker's Sunday over at Cupcake Apothecary where the theme this week is BERRIES!
    See you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  19. Yum! These look amazing!! I would live to have you link this recipe up at my blg this week. Thanks!

  20. I love these flavors, and I have always been a sucker for a scone. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time. Linky Fri-monday.
    Happy holidays.

  21. Pumpkin and scones - a match made in heaven! These look and sound delicious!!

  22. Those look so yummy. Love pumpkin anything. Come visit us. We have a terrific giveaway from The Shabby Apple. A beautiful party dress.

  23. I just love scones and this recipe looks delicious. I love the Cranberry and Pumpkin combination. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. All of these flavors are my favorites! TIS THE SEASON! Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friday! Sorry I've been so MIA! Hope all is well! xo Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes
    Clean Gal

  25. Yum! These sound wonderful. I have really fallen in love with pumpkin this year. I am going to add this one to my to do list. Thank you for linking up to the party!


  26. Not only do they look delicious but what a fantastic combination for the holidays! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursdays. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've done this past week:

  27. Thank you so much for sharing these last week on Thingamajig Thursday.

    These look so delicious!


  28. These sound like a perfect Thanksgiving-morning breakfast :) mmmm!


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