Golden Pumpkin Rolls


My grandmother gave me the recipe for these rolls years ago. Best served warm, they complement any holiday menu.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 servings


  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ¾ cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup canned or cooked pumpkin

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, butter, salt, spices and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 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. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a roll. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.


Editor's Note: Dough may be shaped into two loaves and baked in greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. pans for 25-30 minutes.