These Butternut Squash Scones are crisp on the outside and soft in the center. A great accompaniment for soups and stews.
I made a batch of these Butternut Squash Scones to serve with my Vanilla Butternut Squash Bisque. A terrific lunch combo that is hearty enough for dinner. These scones also taste great with a pat of butter, jelly or cream cheese.
Butternut Squash Scones
These Butternut Squash Scones are crisp on the outside and soft in the center.
- 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup light brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ⅓ cup cold unsalted butter diced
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- ¾ cup butternut squash purée cooked
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda, stirring well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- In a small bowl, add egg, squash puree, and buttermilk.
- Add squash mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
- Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 10 turns. Roll dough to 1-inch thickness.
- Using an approximately 3-inch cutter, cut as many scones as possible.
- Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
For squash purée, cut a squash in half, and remove seeds. Rub with olive oil. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. Scoop flesh from shell, discarding shell. Purée squash until smooth. Transfer purée to strainer. Set strainer over a bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use. Discard any strained juices.
Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1445IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
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Be sure to check out my Vanilla Butternut Squash Bisque recipe. It is fantastic with these scones! Also appreciate if you try my recipe to drop back and give it a 5 star rating.