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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Get in my Belly | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Hands down my family's new favorite comfort sweet! I started with a recipe that I saw on Dawn Stoltzfus' blog (from her new cookbook, A Farmer's Daughter) and gave it a little "pizzazz" (as my daughter would say).

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Make the dough:
2/3 cup milk
¼ cup salted butter
1 cup pumpkin, cooked and mashed

¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp yeast
4 cup bread flour

Spice Filling: 
4 tbsp salted butter, melted
2/3 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Cinnamon Sauce:
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze
8 oz cream cheese
2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp half & half or milk
½ tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt

In a saucepan, eat milk and butter until butter is almost melted, then remove from heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, salt and milk mixture. Beat well. Add beaten eggs, yeast and ½ cup flour.  Beat on low for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour and mix well. Either use your machine or hands to knead the dough for 5 minutes. Dough will be soft. Place into a greased bowl. Grease the top and cover. Let rise for 1 hour.

Punch dough down and roll out into a rectangle on a floured surface.

For spice filling, melt butter and spread with your hand evenly over top of the dough mixture. Combine the brown sugar and spices and  sprinkle over butter. Roll up from the long side and cut into twelve 1-2” pieces. Let it rest while the cinnamon sauce is made.

In a small heavy bottomed sauce pan melt the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Bring to a on medium - medium high heat. Boil and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes. Pour into the bottom of your cinnamon roll pan. (I use a 9x12 pan). Add the cinnamon roll pieces to the pan with the hot sauce. Three per row. Leave some room as the rolls will rise.

Let rise for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 25-30 minutes. Yields 12 servings.

For the glaze, beat cream cheese till smooth. Add powdered sugar, half and half, vanilla and salt.  Beat together and spread on warm rolls.


  1. I am baking these today! My family needs comfort after battling bronchitis for 2 weeks. I love your canisters. Blessings to you.

  2. Let me know how you like them. I'm eating one right now with a cup if coffee. ;-)