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Savory Pumpkin Sage Scones

If you love pumpkin desserts, you want to try these savory pumpkin sage scones.

I am back to my old tricks, more pumpkin goodness!  This time I wanted to use it in a savory way.  Now I love pumpkin deserts and coffee and all things sweet, but sometimes I need something healthier.  And I don’t want to have to give up my love for pumpkin just so I can eat a well balanced meal.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.
I love servings biscuits or scones with dinner.  They are quick to put together and can be made in so many different flavor combination.  Today I use a classic, pumpkin and sage, and these savory pumpkin sage scones don’t disappoint!  They would be perfect along side a bowl of turkey chili or pasta with your favorite cream sauce.  Yum!

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Now these scones are light and fluffy, not a dense heavy scone.  I love my scones either way, but the denser version usually has a lot of butter.  Also, the pumpkin adds a lot of moisture so it is harder to get a denser scone.  But these scones are light and butter and pumpkiny with a hint of fresh sage.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

To make these easy scones, you start by mixing 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp baking powder, and 1 tsp salt in the bowl of food processor.  I used a combination of 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, but I feel like I could increase the whole wheat flour with no issues.  Mix it together with a couple quick pulses.

Then add 1/2 cup cold butter into the food processor.  I like to use frozen butter when I need to cut it into flour because it stays solid longer and keeps your dough flakey.  Cut the butter into some small cubes then toss it into the food processor and pulse it until the butter is chopped up small and mixed into the flour mixture. Put flour/butter mixture into a large bowl.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup pumpkin puree that has been strained of excess liquid.  To strain the excess liquid out of the pumpkin puree, I put 1 cup of pumpkin puree in a square of washed muslin, then hang it and squeeze it slightly until you have 1/2 cup juice and 1/2 cup pumpkin puree.  Don’t throw out the pumpkin juice, you can use it to make delicious caramel pumpkin coffee syrup.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir just until combined.  If it’s really dry, you can add 1-2 Tbsp more buttermilk to help it come together.  Then toss in 8 fresh sage leaves that you julienned.  Stir until it’s mixed in.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface.  Then you will knead it the dough slightly.  I like to pat the dough flat with floured hands, then fold the dough in half and repeat.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a circle about 3/4″ thick.  Then transfer to a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Cut each circle into 6 wedges.  Beat 1 egg till fluffy, brush the egg on top of the shaped dough.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes, until golden and delicious!

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Don’t these just look amazing?  Serve them warm with your dinner.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Now all I need is some cold weather so I can make a big pot of soup to go with these savory pumpkin sage scones!  I just love soup and bread for dinner.

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

 

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Savory Pumpkin Sage Scones

Yield: 12 scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are the perfect side for dinner on a cold fall evening.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powered
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1-2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, drained of excess moisture
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 sage leaves, julienned

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir it together, then add cold butter in small cubes. Process for a few minutes until butter is cut into small pieces into the flour mixture. Pour flour mixture into a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup buttermilk, pumpkin puree and 2 eggs. Whisk until fully combines.
  4. Pour pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and stir to mix. If mixture is too dry, add 1-2 more Tbsp buttermilk until flour can be mixed in.
  5. Turn mixture out onto a a floured surface. Knead for a couple minutes by flattening the dough, then folding in half, during with flour then repeating a few times.
  6. Cut mixture in half and pat into two circles, about 3/4" thick. Place circles of dough on parchment paper on a sheet pan. Cut each piece into 6 wedges.
  7. Scramble the remaining egg, brush on top of the dough.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until top is golden.
  9. Enjoy!

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I love putting pumpkin in savory dishes. These pumpkin sage scones are perfect for a cold fall evening. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

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Amy

Friday 16th of October 2015

Hi Kati, These look amazing! Just letting you know I'll be featuring your scones tonight at 8pm on Best of the Weekend!

Kati Farrer

Monday 19th of October 2015

Thanks so much for the feature Amy!

Diana Rambles

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Thank you so much Diana! Cant wait for the party :)

Ashley

Thursday 8th of October 2015

I love scones, but I've never had pumpkin ones! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

Kati Farrer

Sunday 11th of October 2015

Pumpkin scones are delightful. They are perfect for cold fall days!

Stephanie | The Foodie and The Fix

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

These look amazing! I love the idea of a lighter scone and pumpkin together with sage is one of my favorite flavor combos! Pinning!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 8th of October 2015

Thanks Stephanie! Sage and pumpkin are too perfect together. I think sage is the herb of fall at our house :)

Sarah

Tuesday 6th of October 2015

I love savory scones...I love sweet scones too, but savory ones...yes! Love these!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 8th of October 2015

I agree, savory scones are so good. I love them with dinner!

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