A Sprinkle of Fall, a Pinch of Autumn

October 2nd

Pumpkin scone

I made four batches of pumpkin scones this weekend. Claudia’s recipe is fantastic! I added a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon to the dough. The spices filled my home with a sweet earthy aroma that forced me to pour a giant glass of milk and pace until they came out of the oven.

Pumpkin scone

I’m usually pretty good about resisting the desire to binge on sweets I’ve baked, but I inhaled three of these while they were still warm. I quickly packaged the others and gave them away to family and friends during the weekend.

I also tried a new recipe — pineapple upside down cupcakes. Alma said pineapple upside down cake is her favorite and I owed her a thank you gift. I thought the cupcake size would be more convenient. I lined each cup with a scoop of brown sugar and a pineapple ring before filling them with pineapple batter.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

The golden brown results smelled heavenly.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

The trick to making these moist is adding a package of instant pudding to the mix. I used french vanilla. They bounced back to the touch after 20 minutes in the oven.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

At this pace, I’m going to be an orange hue and 300 pounds by Thanksgiving!


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18 Responses

  1. You.are.killing.me! (Didn’t you read my spandex post!!?)
    I must try both of these. Do you think I’ll be able to wait until Thanksgiving when I’ll be forced to share? Don’t bet on it.

  2. Holy Pumpkin – batman!! YUM!! I can only imagine what Thanksgiving dinner with you must be like.

  3. You are a domestic godess! Jealous 🙂 Can you please tell dummy me what 200 degrees Celsius translates to for an American baker? LOL

  4. These upside down cupcakes are awesome! Way cute interpretation on the original. Those scones don’t look too shabby either. Looks like you and I both had baking weekends — I love it. Ooh, and it started raining outside when I pulled the pies from the oven. I think it’s officially fall!

  5. ummm, delicious! I love those little pineapple cakes, never mind we’re going into spring, I will definitely have to try those.

  6. Love the cupcake idea!!! How are you with pies??? Check out this idea…I fly you up here to Pennsylvania, & you can be the guest “homeroom mama” for the day. On that day, you teach 4 & 5 year olds how to make and bake pumpkin pies!! Sounds good eh??

    I’m really trying to be a better baker…really I am Kelli. It’s my oven. It hates me!!!!


  7. Mmmmm…scones.

    I’m so glad I’m not your roommate.

  8. Oh my gosh! These goodies look so delicious!

  9. Boy does that all look good!
    I’m gonna find some time this week to try the pumpkin scones.

  10. Rebecca October 2, 2006

    YUMMY! Seriously – where is the car pictures? SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

  11. I´m sooo glad you like the scones! I must try those pineapple upsidedown cakes РI think I´ll use apples though, we have buckets full of them on our trees in the garden.

  12. Yum!!! Those pumpkin scones sounded so good, I wrote down the recipe and went into the kitchen and made a batch… except with squash, not pumpkin, because that’s what I happened to have. 🙂 It’s very, very tasty! Except that I left out the cinnamon and nutmeg and I’m really kicking myself about that. But they’re still extremely good. I just finished my second one.

    Now maybe I’ll have to try those pineapple upside down cupcakes……. hmmm…..

    thank you for the great idea, I love celebrating fall with pumpkins and squash and baking.

  13. OMG. Stop, already? I’m licking my screen.

  14. mmm…yum yum yum. those pineapple upside down cupcakes are so cute!

  15. See this is proving my theory…blogging causes weight gain. I poured a glass of milk just looking at them. Check out the cookie recipe on theadventuresofsuperwife.com.

  16. I am SO making these this week even though yesterday my car temp thingie said it was 100 degrees!!!! Tell me why we live here Kelli??? Anywho, I bought some canned organic pumpkin at Trader’s and I’m going to whip up some of these and stalk the oven! 🙂

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