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Pretty Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Makes

2 dozen

I make sticky buns and cinnamon rolls quite often because my husband loves them. One day I had some fresh pumpkin on hand and decided to try pumpkin cinnamon buns. We loved the results! —Glenda Joseph, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Pretty Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 to 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the eggs, shortening, pumpkin, milk, sugars, pudding mixes, salt and 6 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12x8-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  4. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal. Cut each into 12 slices. Place cut side down in 2 greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 22-28 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the water, butter and cinnamon. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over buns. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 bun: 399 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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