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Mom's Pumpkin Rolls

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"A Thanksgiving favorite. They are even better the next day, cut in half, a little mayo, pepper, and leftover turkey, then off to the the mall at 6 am for Black Friday shopping."
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2 h 50 m servings 172
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen rolls)


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  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 20 minutes.
  2. Mix flour, salt, butter, 1 cup white sugar, eggs, and yeast mixture, respectively, in a large bowl. Stir in scalded milk and pumpkin puree until dough consistency is reached. Shape dough into a ball and place in a bowl; cover bowl with a towel. Let rise for 90 minutes.
  3. Shape dough into 2 dozen knotted rolls; arrange on a baking sheet. Let rise again for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Whisk egg yolk with 1/2 teaspoon white sugar until dissolved; brush tops of rolls.
  6. Place baking sheet on the bottom rack of preheated oven; bake rolls for 10 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to top rack; bake until rolls are lightly browned, 6 to 10 more minutes.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; 2.1 33.7 4.5 27 91 Full nutrition

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I liked this recipe, but found the rolls to be a little too sweet for my taste. Next time I will reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup. Thank you, these will be great with our turkey dinner.

I used half scalded milk and half buttermilk. The only other change I made was using 4 cups of Whole wheat flour and about the same amount of regular flour...the dough was pretty sticky so I ha...

Loved these! I shaped mine to look like little pumpkins. These are perfect to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

I don't make bread a lot but I love all things pumpkin and simply had to try this. It was super easy to follow and also tasted incredible. I added in some cinnamon, though, to compliment the pu...

This is one of our family's must haves now!

The texture is heavenly. The taste delicious. Next time I’ll use more pumpkin to get a stronger flavor.

Absolutely loved these. They are like my moms regular yeast rolls but sweeter. Must try. Yummy