11.10.2010

easy pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls

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My daughter and I made these scrumptious pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls the other day. We have never attempted cinnamon rolls before. We decided we'd better ease into it slowly...a little at a time. What I'm really saying is that we cheated just a little and used a refrigerated pizza dough from Trader Joe's instead of baking our own dough from scratch. This dough is sold in a bag, not a tube. It made the job quick and painless.

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I don't typically care for overly sweet treats. I love to bake them but I don't usually enjoy eating more than I bite or two. I'm happy to report that these rolls aren't too sweet. The rolls themselves get their touch of sweetness from maple syrup. I think they are terrific with or without the icing. The icing has both maple syrup and confectioner's sugar.

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These rolls will make your kitchen come alive with the scent of pumpkin and spice and everything nice! They would be lovely for a holiday breakfast or brunch. Best of all, they are a snap to put together.

pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls
by theUngourmet

1 16-18 oz package of refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp room temperature butter

Icing
2 tbsp room temperature butter
1/2 cup room temperature cream cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp grated orange zest (I didn't think to add this at the time but I will next time.)
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

On a well floured board, roll dough into a 12x10 inch rectangle. Combine the pumpkin, spices, syrup and butter. Spread filling onto the rolled dough, leaving 1 inch on each side. Carefully roll dough jelly roll style, starting at the long end (this will be a bit messy). Pinch seam to seal. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut 12 1 inch slices. Place rolls into a greased 9 inch baking pan. Cover and place in a draft free area and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Combine icing ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread over rolls while they are still warm. Enjoy!

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35 comments:

Holly said...

Yuuuuummmmy! Printing this too;)

BarbaraJean said...

These sound like something I could handle. Too bad I can't have them around for now... can't tempt the husband... dieting you know. Maybe you could have some ready for Saturday night... I am coming after all. I know you will have something good to eat if not these. Love you!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Cinnamon rolls are one of the things I miss the most about the U.S.... these look delicious. I;d probably eat the whole thing and make myself sick... =)

Sophie said...

Waw!! These rolls look so appetizing & festive too!

They look just stunning!

Pam said...

I'm afraid I would cheat too! I wouldn't have the patience to make the dough AND make these!

pigpigscorner said...

Pizza dough?? What a great idea!

TKW said...

Any recipe that lets me cheat is good in my book!

Joanne said...

Ooo I never realized that you could use TJ's dough for cinnamon rolls! Good call.

I love anything pumpkin spice and these sound incredibly delicious!

Claudia said...

These would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning... if we weren't going to eat all day. Loving the ease... I am all about ease.

Cathy said...

Using pizza dough is a great shortcut! I'll bet these smelled wonderful while they baked.

bellini valli said...

I am adding this to my bucket list of things to make Kim.Nothing says fall to me like pumpkin.

Jen said...

Oh I want to make these. Bookmarking the recipe.

Faith said...

You stole my heart with this one! Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorites! Love the pumpkin in here.

Lisa said...

Mmmmm! I can smell them from here. What a fabulous holiday morning treat especially since they are on the easy side. Thanks for sharing a great idea.

Erin said...

I'm not much of a pumpkin lover but these I would devour! They look amazing!!!

BarbaraJean said...

Kim, thanks for visiting my blog... loved your comment. See you tomorrow night. You never told me what delectable yummies you will be serving! Can't wait!

Mimi said...

I don't't think cinnamon rolls could get any better than this.
Mimi

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love it! I am a new follower!

xo

Velva said...

Oh my!!! Who cares that you used refrigerated pizza dough-this is awesome. Proof that not everything needs to be made from scratch. Where's the coffee?

Cheers!
Velva

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful and delicious cinnamon rolls! Really wish a few for the breakfast!

Monet said...

I love the simplicity here...and I love that you made these with your daughter. Isn't baking always more fun when you are with someone you love? Thank you for sharing...here's to a beautiful weekend! You deserve it.

Jeannie said...

THat looks delicious and I love the bright colour the pumpkin gives to the rolls!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Isn't Trader Joe's great?

Sara said...

These are in my oven right now. We decided to use our "go to" recipe for pizza crust. I think it turned out a little too thin, but we'll see how it goes! Can't wait to try them! You are one of my new favorite bloggers!

Peggy said...

Definitely putting this on the "to do" list!

baking.serendipity said...

I love that Trader Joe's dough! This is such a great use for it :) Yum!

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a great idea! I can just imagine all the different types of rolls one couldo make; pumpkin and maple is a perfect fall combination and I can make these and my kids would be so happy to devour them!

November Grey said...

I love this idea and your blog! So glad I found it!

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November Grey

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scrambledhenfruit said...

I must have one of these- they look soooooo good!

Chow and Chatter said...

what a fun thing to make together and perfect for the season

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

Holy wow these look delicious. There's no shame in cutting corners, especially with TJ's!! Mmm I can smell them from here =)

Magic of Spice said...

I can't believe this was your first time with these, they are perfect. What a nice way to spend time with your daughter...Great job with these :)

Krista said...

Another recipe to add to my "must try" list. Love these and the fact that you used pre-made dough. Yum!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love that the word "easy" is before this recipe...yum! I don't know why but I'm sorta scared of making homemade cinnamon rolls...I gotta give it a try!

Megan said...

These would make a great morning-after-Thanksgiving breakfast treat! And so easy with the bag of dough too.

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