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Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

I needed to use up some eggnog, so I swapped it for milk in my sweet roll recipe. Even people who usually don’t go for eggnog go back for seconds of these yummy frosted treats. —Rebecca Soske, Douglas, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, salt and 2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat eggnog, butter and pumpkin to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar, cardamom and allspice. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Brush with butter to within 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices.
  • Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan, cut side down. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake rolls 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, eggnog, pumpkin and cardamom until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Spread over warm rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 472 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Ashley
    Sep 9, 2019

    This recipe was absolutely amazing! I will say that the only negative is that I have never attempted to activate yeast this way. I was very skeptical, and I had a right to be. My dough didn’t rise properly, unfortunately. The yeast did not get the proper heat nor time to activate the way it should have. That doesn’t mean these weren’t the best sweet rolls I’ve ever made. The other thing to mention is that the frosting was a bit overpowering if you add too much. So be weary of the amount of frosting per roll you use. I cut mine into 2” thicknesses and even the slightest bit of frosting was overpowering. Overall though, please take my sincerest 5 stars! :]

  • Tyler
    Oct 16, 2017

    These turned out amazing! I doubled the amount of pumpkin and added some cardamom and nutmeg in the dough and it turned out great! I've made cinnamon rolls for several years. I decided to try these because I love pumpkin flavor and the recipe appealed to me. Everyone that tried them was super-impressed, several said they were the best rolls they have ever had. The pumpkin eggnog frosting really adds to the flavor. Looking forward to making these several more times this season!

  • tnsullivan
    Oct 23, 2016

    WOW these are truly amazing!!! Made these today for our Sunday breakfast and as my son put it....they were the bomb! I did substitute milk for the eggnog, since I didn't have any. This will be made over and over again!

  • stone481064
    Jan 4, 2016

    I made these today and I must say, I love them! My daughter liked them too, and she doesn't really care for pumpkin. I will definitely be making these again. They are sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth craving, yet not too sweet or too rich. A nice change from the cinnamon roll. Working up the dough was a snap for me since I am blessed with a Kitchen Aid.