I love decorative food, don’t you? There’s nothing better than a delicious treat or dish that not only tastes great, but looks absolutely amazing as well. During the Holiday season, those decorative dishes are even more exciting!

Today’s recipe is the just that. Not only do these hand-held rolls look absolutely amazing on any Thanksgiving or Halloween dinner table, their taste is simply out of this world! These are the perfect side dishes or appetizers for any fall-time party! Get ready, it’s time to make some Pumpkin Dinner Rolls!

3 cups Hot Water
1 Egg
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin Puree
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Tbsp Salt
8-10 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
3 Tbsp SAF Yeast
Walnut Halves (for stems)

First, make your dough.


In your BOSCH Universal Mixer, add the following ingredients in this order: water, egg, butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, 4 cups flour, and yeast. Turn machine to #2 setting and let ingredients mix and begin to knead. Slowly add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough begins to pull away from sides of the bowl. Knead in machine for 3-4 minutes.


Remove dough, place in an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

Once dough has risen, punch down, remove and cut into small, tennis ball shaped rolls.


Shape each dough ball into a circle.


Using a W├╝sthof Paring Knife, slice eight slices in each dough ball. Place on cookie sheet, repeat process each ball, then cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Once dough has risen, uncover and, using the handle of a spoon, make a small indentation in each roll in the middle.


Brush with melted butter.


Place in 400 degree oven, knock temperature down to 350 degrees, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once finished baking, remove and place walnut halves on top to create stems.

These rolls are the perfect combinations of aroma, taste, and appearance. The delicious flavor of each roll is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a fall dish, while the look is simply out of this world. I mean, how cool are these little pumpkin rolls? Bake these up for any party, get together, or even Thanksgiving meal!


We all love decorative food, especially when it’s these Pumpkin Dinner Rolls!