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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Your family will be delighted at the breakfast table when you serve these pumpkin cinnamon rolls. —Janet Wells, Hazel Green, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • CARAMEL FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast; set aside. In a saucepan, heat and stir pumpkin, milk, sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and salt until warm (120°-130°) and butter is almost melted. Add to flour/yeast mixture along with egg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Melt remaining butter; brush on dough. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll dough, jelly roll style, starting with the longer side.
  • Cut into 12 slices, 1 in. each. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan; stir in brown sugar and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla, salt and 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar; beat until well blended. Add more sugar, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 245 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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