Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin or squash
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup lukewarm water*
  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • 2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice [9]
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Quick Rise Yeast
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  • For the Filling:
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Ounces Unsalted Butter, melted until browned
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  • For the Frosting:
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ¼ Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • ½ Cup Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
  • ½ Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Instructions
  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients together — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — until you've made a soft, fairly smooth dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise for about 1½ hours, until it's almost doubled in bulk.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased surface. Roll it into a 14" x 22" rectangle; the dough will be pretty thin.
  4. Use a pastry brush to brush the melted butter onto the top of the dough. In a medium bowl, mix together the filling ingredients and sprinkle them onto the butter creating an even layer, leaving one short edge free of filling (about 1 inch).
  5. Starting with the short end that's covered with filling, roll the dough into a log.
  6. Cut the log into nine 1 ½"-thick rolls.
  7. Place the rolls into a lightly greased 9" x 9" pan that's at least 2" deep. Set aside, covered, to rise for 1 hour, or until the rolls look puffy.
  8. Bake the rolls in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're lightly browned and feel set. Remove them from the oven, and set them on a rack. Turn them out of the pan, and allow them to cool for about 15 minutes. Towards the end of the cooling time, make the glaze.
  9. To make the glaze: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, confectioners' sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Mix on low speed until thoroughly combined and creamy. Feel free to adjust the frosting to meet your needs. If you like a thinner frosting, add in a little milk (start with 1 teaspoon) and slowly increase until you reach the desired consistency. If you want it to be thicker, add in a little more confectioners' sugar.
Notes
If you would like, use all-purpose flour instead of half and half. Just make sure to decrease the water just a little, unless like me...I needed it all.
Recipe by I'm At Home Baking! at http://imathomebaking.com/day-6-pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls/