Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Handi-Foil

I’ve been playing around with some Thanksgiving recipes, as I’m sure some of you have as well. I hope that I’m not the only one to practice the recipes before the actual holiday. I’m not that crazy…well, may be a little.
I have a lot of pumpkin puree left so I’ve been trying to find new fun ways to use it. There is only so many pumpkin pies and pumpkin breads I can made. Although, my husband would disagree. So I thought that using some of my delicious homemade pumpkin puree in a good old dinner roll recipe, would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner rolls. These rolls go absolutely perfect with turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy. Trust me!
I had to play around with the recipe a little but the rolls came out perfect!
To make these dinner rolls, I used Handi-foil pans. Remember, I shared this great new product a few days ago and also giving them away to you. Well, two of you!
Read all about Handi-foil and enter the giveaway by November 10th (There is still time to enter this GIVEAWAY).

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Makes 24 rolls
1/2 cup of warm water
1 pack of active dry yeast
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2- 4 1/2 cups of flour
about 1 cup of flour to knead the dough
1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbs melted butter for brushing cooked rolls


1. Mix the warm water with yeast in a bowl of a large mixer, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Whisk together pumpkin puree, melted butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon and eggs. Whisk into the yeast mixture.
3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour 1 cup at a time, until you have a soft, shaggy dough.
4. Transfer the dough out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 10 minutes.
5. Grease the inside of a large bowl and place dough in bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.

6. Divide the dough in two and roll it into a long roll. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and arrange dough balls in the greased 13×9 Handi-foil pans, 12 per pan.

7. Cover pans loosely plastic wrap and let stand in a warm spot until rolls have doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat to oven to 375 and make sure the oven rack is in the upper slot.
8. Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. (**please note we are baking the rolls less time because they are in the foil pans)
9. Brush the rolls with melted butter.

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Disclosure: I received Handi-foil pans for free for the purpose of the giveaway and recipe development. All the opinions and photographs are my own.

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  1. Oh, Yumm!!! I would have never thought to put pumpkin in there!

  2. Those look great!

  3. These look so tasty – will have to add to my menu! Joining from Shine on Friday – http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  4. I just pinned a pumpkin roll recipe a few days ago. I’ll have to compare it to yours, because yours looks delish! BTW – I love your pic at the top right – you look gorgeous!

  5. I have been seeing your recipes online at various places…love them, and now with the Thankful for our community, I finally subscribed! Love your blog.

  6. What a nice seasonal touch to dinner rolls. Thank you for sharing them on foodie friday.

  7. Those rolls look positively perfect. Pinned it to try for this holiday season!

  8. Wonderful looking rolls!
    I made pumpkin challah (Jewish bread) so I know your rolls are great. The pumpkin puree adds to a softer texture

  9. Just found your blog via the hop and I love it!

  10. oh these sound fabulous! My family would love them!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/thanksgiving-table-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend

  11. oh my!!!! this info is going to my sister, asap!!! {she is the official Thanksgiving dinner roll maker of the family! ;} thx a million!

    m ^..^

  12. Your dinner rolls look amazing!!!!! What a great idea for Thanksgiving!!!!! They look so soft and delicious!

  13. I pinned this :)

  14. I love homemade rolls! And I still have some pumpkin puree left so I’ll need to make these. Pinning!

  15. Oh, my word. These look incredible! I am your newest GFC follower. I’d love for you to stop by Posed Perfection sometime for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a great week!

  16. I am definitely going to have to try these. They look incredible. Thanks for sharing them.

    It’s time for Merry Merry Munchies 2012. I’d love for you to come link up and check out the giveaways. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-1-sugared-nuts.html

  17. These look just delicious! I’d love for you to share this at Tuesday’s Table for the Holidays – http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-time-for-holidays.html

  18. Hi Lyuba,
    Congrats… I just wanted you to know that I am featuring your wonderful rolls on foodie friday today.

  19. Finally got around to making these tonight. Mine turned out much more orange than yours did, but they tasted amazing!


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