Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
I love cinnamon rolls, and thought it would be fun to add pumpkin and eggnog to a cinnamon roll recipe I already had for the fall season.
- Serves: 12 persons
- ½cup eggnog
- ⅛cup butter
- ⅛cup pumpkin puree
- ½cup water
- 4cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
- ½cup white sugar
- 1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½cup dark brown sugar
- 3teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1teaspoon ground cloves
- ½teaspoon ground allspice
- ⅛cup melted butter
- 1cup confectioners' sugar
- ½(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼cup pumpkin puree
- ¼teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons eggnog
Step 1Warm 1/2 cup eggnog in a small saucepan over low heat until it bubbles, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in 1/8 cup butter and 1/8 cup pumpkin; stir until melted. Add water and let mixture cool until lukewarm, about 5 minutes.
Step 2Combine cooled eggnog mixture, 1 cup flour, white sugar, egg, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Stir well to combine. Stir in remaining flour 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition with an electric mixer until dough has pulled together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
Step 3Roll dough into a 12x9-inch rectangle.
Step 4Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice together in a bowl. Spread melted butter on top of dough and top with brown sugar mixture. Roll dough into a log, using a little water to seal the seam.
Step 5Cut roll into 12 slices using a very sharp knife or a piece of unflavored dental floss. Place rolls into a 9x13-inch greased baking pan. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Step 6Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 8Meanwhile, combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 1/4 cup pumpkin, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add eggnog gradually until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.