Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls are a delicious Thanksgiving menu addition. They are fast to make and perfect to share with friends and family. Here’s how to make a delightful dessert with pumpkin puree and crescent roll dough!

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with frosting on top

If you love the fall taste of pumpkin, there is more than one way to enjoy it! From Spiced Pumpkin Monkey BreadAir Fryer Pumpkin Muffins (Just 2 Ingredients!)Homemade Pumpkin Spice CreamerPumpkin Pie Dip, and this family-favorite Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake.

How to Make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls ingredients

These pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls can be prepared effortlessly with refrigerated crescent roll dough. Pumpkin puree is the star of the show along with homemade frosting. To get started, you will need the crescent roll dough, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and powdered sugar. 

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls pastry

Unroll the crescent roll doughs and press on the seams of the dough to seal up. You will have one full sheet from each crescent dough package.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls pastry

Evenly spread the pumpkin across the dough rectangles. This leaves ¾ of an inch untouched on the edges.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls filling

Sprinkle the brown sugar across the pumpkin. Do the same with the pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls filling

Start to roll up the dough at the shorter end and pinch the seams to seal well. Repeat with the second roll.

How to make Pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Slice the rolls into 8 rounds and place them into a greased baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until golden brown.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls frosting

While baking, prepare the frosting. Blend together cream cheese and butter in a small bowl. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside or transfer to a piping bag (you can also use a Ziploc with one corner trimmed off) to drizzle frosting when rolls are ready.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Once rolls finish baking, allow the rolls to cool before adding frosting. Serve warm.

Drizzle Pumpkin cinnamon rolls frosting

Is pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls a dessert?

There are no rules when it comes to tasty Thanksgiving menus. While dinner rolls are usually a side dish, these can be served at any point in the meal. From a savory appetizer or a sweet dessert, this recipe checks all of those boxes. Feel free to add your own flair to this recipe with flavored frosting if you would like. Other holiday flavors that might pair well with this recipe are gingerbread or even a bit of cocoa powder. 

  Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish       

If you love making your own rolls, you can invite little chefs to help! Homemade frosting is easy for anyone to assist with, and compiling the ingredients on the dough is a fun task for kids. I have other ideas for homemade rolls too including these Homemade Crescent Rolls if you don’t want to use the pre-made dough. 

Can you cook rolls in the air fryer?

Yes! You can definitely cook rolls in the air fryer if you do not want to bake them. I walk you through those steps in this Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls post. 

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Can you cook rolls in the Instant Pot?

Again, yes! I have Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch that you may want to try. Each method has the same end result–deliciously sweet rolls to share with your family. 

  Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with frosting on top   

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with frosting on top

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 16 rolls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make these delicious pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls with homemade frosting.

Ingredients

For the rolls:

  • 2 packages of 8 count crescent roll dough, refrigerated
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/c cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

For the frosting:

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons of salted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Unroll the crescent roll doughs and press on the seams of the dough to seal up. You’ll have one full sheet from each crescent dough package.
  2. Evenly spread the pumpkin across the dough rectangles, leaves ¾ inch untouched on the edges.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar across the pumpkin. Do the same with the pumpkin spice.
  4. Start to roll up the dough at the shorter end and pinch the seams to seal well. Repeat with the second roll.
  5. Slice the rolls into 8 rounds and place them into a greased baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. While baking, prepare the frosting. Blend together cream cheese and butter in a small bowl. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside or transfer to a piping bag (or Ziploc with one corner trimmed off) to drizzle frosting when rolls are ready.
  8. Once rolls finish baking, allow to cool before adding frosting. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 30mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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