Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

My version of a recipe made famous by the wife of a former Queensland premier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips.
  3. Add the sugar, pumpkin and egg, then the milk if you need it.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth.
  5. Roll out 2cm thick.
  6. Using a knife, cut into 12 scones.
  7. Place on a tray, and brush the tops with milk.
  8. Place in the top half of your oven and bake at 220°C for 10-15 minutes until brown.
  9. Allow them to cool a little, then serve with butter.
Most Helpful

These were sooo delicious. My mom actually made them for us the morning after Thanksgiving. She is a much better baker than I will ever be. But I got to taste them. They had a moist texture and were ever so slightly crusty on the outside. We enjoyed them with butter and honey. Thanks Jan, for sharing your recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' November 30, 2003

These scones were nice and moist, but I can't say that they tasted much like pumpkin(and I used 1 cup instead of 3/4). I also added 1tsp of cinnamon and 1tsp of vanilla. Next time I would maybe add a bit of fresh ground nutmeg, and more cinnamon. I did, however like that they weren't too sweet---and were fairly low in calories! Thanks!

DramaQueen14 January 28, 2009

My co-workers called these tasty scones a nice fall treat. I made using a full cup of pumpkin, and after reading some of the other reviews did double the sugar, also add 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl November 11, 2011