You don’t have to love pumpkin to enjoy these Peachy Pumpkin Scones with a peach tea glaze! Plus, I’m sharing one of my favorite stories we’ve been laughing about for nearly 35 years!
This is the final post in a series sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America. I will be compensated and have received gift certificates to purchase Tradewinds Slow-Brewed Iced Tea. I only promote products I love, and all opinions are mine.)
I’ve been dying to post some type of pumpkin treat. As the lone pumpkin lover in my household, it’s easier said than done. First, I can’t afford to consume an entire batch of dessert by myself (although, I did once, in my 20s; see my Pumpkin Delight Smoothie post from two years ago). Second, I can’t take the guilt induced by my loved ones who ask if I’m going to make something for them too? Ugh!
But with my daughter away at college and my hubby out of town for the past few days, I saw an opening. My son was still here, but he’s the type who’ll try something with pumpkin as long as it isn’t too pumpkiny, if you know what I mean. (I have a funny story to share about something that rhymes with “pumpkiny,” so don’t miss the rest of this post.)
Anyway, I made these Peachy Pumpkin Scones, and guess what? My son really likes them! The peach tea glaze won him over. Yes, that’s right. I made the glaze with Tradewinds Hint of Peach Slow-Brewed Iced Tea, and I even added the peach tea to the scone batter. Mmmm.
Because, here’s the thing about pumpkin. Like a nice pair of jeans you can dress up or down, pumpkin will succumb to whatever accents you add. And, since I wanted the peach flavor to shine, I omitted the cloves I’d tried with my first batch, and reduced the cinnamon. The result is a tender scone with mild pumpkin flavor, a hint of cinnamon and ginger, and a delicious peach flair. And, with just four tablespoons of butter in the entire batch, these scones aren’t full of fat. Yay, no guilt!
I found the unsweetened Hint of Peach Iced Tea at Heinen’s, and I have to say peach is my favorite Tradewinds flavor so far. (We’ve also enjoyed the Sweet Tea, Unsweet, and Hint of Lemon.) I’ve been drinking the peach one straight (without sweetener), as an afternoon pick-me-up, instead of having a third cup of coffee.
And, now, I have to tell you the “Duncany” story. At first Mom didn’t want me to share it, but when I persisted, she looked at me slyly and asked, “Why, does it rhyme with something?” She knows me so well.
Years ago, when I was maybe 10 or 11, Mom really wanted to buy some pants just like a pair she used to have that fit her nicely. And, although Mom’s English is superb, every once in a while, something doesn’t come out right, since she was born and raised in Italy. She told us the clothing brand was “Duncany.” Can you guess what it was supposed to be?
Dad and I didn’t know enough about fashion (still don’t) to even question whether it was the right name. So, Dad, trying to be helpful, called all the department stores in two counties.
“Hello, my wife is looking for Duncany pants. Do you carry them?”
And wouldn’t you know it, no one sold the “Duncany” brand. Mom was so frustrated. One night, we went to the mall and Mom decided to bring this up with the clerk in the Petites department.
Mom: “I’ve been looking all over for Duncany pants. Do you sell them?”
Sales Clerk, after staring at us for a full minute: “Do you mean DKNY?!!”
Donna Karan New York! Bahaha!
Thanks, Mom for letting me share that story. And, I hope you all enjoy these Peachy Pumpkin Scones. They’re really delicious, and not too PKNY.
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C as part of a #MomentsToSavor #ad)