These soft and tender Pumpkin Dinner Rolls will be the talk of your Thanksgiving Table! Adorably delicious and easier than you might think with the option of Whipped Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter!
Don’t these plump little Pumpkin Dinner Rolls just make you smile?! They are just SO CUTE! Every time I catch a glimpse of them on my counter, I can’t help but smile. Now just think of the ooohs and aaaahhhs of your Thanksgiving family and friends when you unveil this enchanting side.
I saw the idea for pumpkin shaped rolls on Facebook a while back and although I am not usually the crafty type, these were just too cute that I had to find the original source. Surprisingly, however, there are LOTS of pumpkin shaped rolls recipes, so I am not sure who to give credit too. I ended up following the method from Rhodes Bread but with my own pumpkin dough. If you already have an absolute favorite roll recipe, then you can certainly use that recipe and just follow this recipe for the method of how to make the pumpkin shaped rolls. But if you want a pumpkin dinner roll with actual pumpkin dough, than be sure to follow my full recipe. The pumpkin is mild in flavor so these rolls still go with absolutely everything and mild enough that even the non-pumpkin eaters will still devour them.
To create the shape of the pumpkin rolls, divide your already risen dough into 15 balls, flatten with the palm of your hand, then make 8 cuts around the outside of each ball. I use my kitchen shears to make the cuts and it is super fast! You cover the rolls and let them double in size then poke a deep hole in the center of each roll with the handle of a wooden spoon. This hole is where you will place a sliced pecan for the pumpkin stem – so cute! Now wasn’t that easy?!
Before you pop your rolls in the oven, you brush them with either melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds for the “savory” Pumpkin Dinner Roll Option OR for a sweeter version, you brush with melted Whipped Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter. To make the Whipped Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter, you simply beat softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together, then you remove a couple tablespoons to melt and brush all over your Pumpkin Dinner Rolls.
Both options are completely delicious. You might just have to make the rolls twice before Thanksgiving so you know what you prefer 🙂
Happy almost Thanksgiving with Pumpkin Dinner Rolls. So your food can also be your Thanksgiving centerpiece that makes your guests smile with every adorably delicious bite.
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