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

5 5

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.

3 5

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!

4 5

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.