Cranberry, Pecan Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

Makes 12 servings


For the Dough:

¼ cup warm water

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 tsp sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup butter, melted

¼ cup sour cream

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1 tsp salt

3½ to 4 cups all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup Paradise Meadow Whole Cooking & Baking Cranberries

1 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin spice

For the Icing:

¼ cup cream cheese, softened

¼ cup caramel dip


In the bowl of your mixer add the water, yeast and the teaspoon of sugar, stir and let it sit for about 10 minutes until yeast has dissolved and it has become foamy. Add the brown sugar, eggs, butter, sour cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, salt and the flour and mix until well incorporated. Add additional flour as necessary. The dough should be fairly soft.

Butter or oil a large bowl and place the dough in there, cover with foil and let sit in a warm place until it doubles in size, about an hour. You may warm an oven to 200⁰ F for 1 minute, then turn off the oven and place the bowl in the oven and let the dough rise in the warm oven. After the dough has doubled in size remove the dough and preheat the oven to 375⁰ F.

Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Turn the dough onto your floured surface and roll it out so that it's about 24 inches by 16 inches and about ½ inch in thickness. Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the dough. Top with pecans and cranberries. Working carefully from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge. Carefully cut the roll into 12 equal size rolls. Transfer the rolls onto a large baking sheet, wrap with plastic and let rise for another 20 minutes. Bake in the oven until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. 

While the rolls are baking whisk the cream cheese with the caramel dip together. Top the buns with the icing and enjoy.


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