Pumpkin-Parmesan Scones

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Canned pumpkin puree makes these scones moist and tender, and it imbues them with the antioxidant beta-carotene. Pumpkinseed kernels add nutty crunch. Serve with a hearty vegetable soup or a meaty stew.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 129
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Calcium: 83mg

Ingredients

  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2.375 ounces whole wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 large egg whites, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkinseed kernels

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine pumpkin, yogurt, and 1 egg white, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
  3. 3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Brush remaining 1 egg white over top of dough. Sprinkle dough with cheese and pumpkinseeds, pressing lightly to adhere. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden. Slice scones along score lines with a serrated knife. Serve warm.
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