pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Yields 12 Rolls

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • 4 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 packet of instant active yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream

For the Frosting:

  • Combine 1/4 cup of room-temperature unsalted butter and 4 ounces of room-temperature cream cheese with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk.


  1. Prepare the Dough: Warm the milk and melt the butter in the microwave, ensuring the mixture is warm but not hot.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt using the hook attachment. Pour in the milk and butter mixture and mix at medium-low speed for approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, then gradually increase the speed for 1 minute. Incorporate the pumpkin puree and continue mixing on high for 7 minutes. If the dough is overly sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour.
  4. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise in a warm spot for 1 hour.
  5. Prepare the Cinnamon Filling: Combine the softened butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  7. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough into a long rectangle. Spread the cinnamon sugar filling evenly over the dough.
  8. Starting from the long end, roll the dough tightly into a log. Use string to cut the log into 12 rolls.
  9. Arrange the rolls in a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Pour the 1 cup of heavy cream over the rolls and brush each roll to ensure they are coated.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the rolls turn golden brown. Allow them to cool.
  11. Wait at least 30 minutes for the rolls to cool before spreading the frosting on top.
  12. Store the rolls in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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