Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls are my contribution to Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I made one for each of our families' dinners. I used the recipe from Libby's Pumpkin:

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)
conversion calculator Directions
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

First, I gathered my ingredients.
Next, I combined the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cloves and cinnamon.

In another bowl, combine the sugar and three eggs.

Mix until thick. Did I mention that I love my Kitchen Aid mixer?

Beat the pumpkin into the egg/sugar mixture.

Stir in the flour mixture and combine.

Then pour into a baking sheet that has been greased, and lined with parchment paper (it seemed to work better than the waxed paper...) that has been greased and floured. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Turn out onto a cotton dishtowel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar, after loosening the cake from the pan. Roll up cake and towel together and let cool on a wire rack. Then prepare filling following the recipe directions.




Unknown said...

While I have never attempted a pumpkin roll, I have had the pleasure of eating many a slice. Yummy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious!

Marcus and I are off to volunteer at our church. My husband is in for a long day at Kmart.

We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Marcus and I made the whole dinner. It was my first turkey! And my husband loved it!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Season of Life said...

That looks sooo good! A beautiful pumpkin roll ~ love the smell and flavor of pumpkin. :-)