Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

I think I am about done with my pumpkin craze for a bit, just one last post for now.  Pumpkin sweet rolls.  This has to be one of the most beautiful yeast doughs I have seen, I know, a little weird when you get worked up about how wonderful a dough is.  Well, I do.  This dough is so nice to work with, a beautiful light orange tint from the pumpkin, and smooth, satin texture.  The pumpkin taste is so subtle and with the spices, it’s a warm, homey taste of fall time.  Adapted from a Taste of Home Recipe.


Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

1 pkg (2¼ tsp) active dry yeast
1¼ cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp salt
5 to 5½ cups flour

In a large bowl of mixer, dissolve yeast in warm milk.  Add pumpkin, sugar, butter, salt and flour.  Knead to form a soft, smooth dough, about 4-5 minutes.  Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

In small glass bowl, melt butter and add brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.

Punch dough down, divide in half.  Roll one portion into a 16-in. x 8-in. rectangle.  Spread with half of the filling.  Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side, pinch seams to seal.  Cut into 12 slices.  Place into greased 13 x 9 baking pan.

Do the same with the second portion of dough, placing 12 slices in a second greased 13 x 9 baking pan.  Cover each pan and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbl butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 to 2 Tbl milk

Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency, drizzle over rolls. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.

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