Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones with Sugared Pepitas 3.0 (1) 1 Review These holiday-special scones combine musky pumpkin, tangy cranberries and orange-scented glaze in totally terrific triangles. Pepitas are toasted pumpkin seeds, which are usually shelved with the bagged gourmet-type items in supermarket produce departments. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on July 22, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Cool Time: 5 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 8 large scones Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, cut up ½ cup dried cranberries 2 eggs, lightly beaten ½ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk ½ cup canned pumpkin 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon water 2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 2 tablespoon orange juice 1 recipe Sugared Pepitas (desired amount) Finely shredded orange peel (optional) Sugared Pepitas ⅓ cup sugar 2 tablespoon water 1 cup raw pepitas 1 tablespoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees °F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cranberries and toss well. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside. In a small bowl stir together the 2 eggs, half-and-half, and pumpkin. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut circle into eight wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl combine the 1 egg with the 1 tablespoon water. Brush wedges lightly with egg mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove scones from baking sheet. Let cool for 5 minutes before spreading with glaze. For glaze, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon butter, the 2 teaspoons orange peel, and the orange juice until well combined. Spoon glaze over warm scones, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with some of the Sugared Pepitas* and, if desired, additional shredded orange peel. Serve warm. Sugared Pepitas Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a small saucepan combine 1/3 cup sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Let mixture cool. In a medium bowl combine pepitas with cooled sugar mixture; toss well to combine. Spread in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown and crisp, stirring twice. Let cool on baking sheet. Makes 2 cups. Store remaining Sugared Pepitas in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Use Sugared Pepitas on cheesecake, muffins, salads, or just to snack on. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 544 Calories 21g Fat 82g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 544 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 119mg 40% Sodium 401mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 82g 30% Total Sugars 47g Protein 9g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 121.2mg 9% Iron 4mg 22% Potassium 216mg 5% Folate, total 88.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.