Rolling Into Fall

Abbi Prieto, Columnist

Fall is here, and it’s time to get in season. Pumpkin spice rolls are a perfect way to get into that festive feel. Here’s a recipe on how to make them.



  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • ¼ milk
  • ½ unsalted butter (softened and cut into tiny pieces)
  • ½ pumpkin puree 


  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract  
  • 1 pinch salt


  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ powdered sugar 
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream


  1. Microwave milk for ten seconds, or until warm. The milk should be warm, but not hot. Mix in the yeast, and let sit for eight minutes.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, and pumpkin spice in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the sugar and pumpkin puree in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Then add the pumpkin mix and the egg. Mix together with your hands.
  5. Incorporate the butter into the dough and mix until there are no pieces of butter visible
  6. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and knead the dough. To test if the dough is ready, hold a thin piece of dough up to a window. If you can see sunlight through the dough, and the dough does not rip, it is ready
  7. Shape the dough into a smooth ball and transfer it to a large bowl, then cover with plastic wrap. Leave the dough to rest in a warm environment for 30 minutes 
  8. While the dough is resting, make the filling. Combine the brown sugar, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla extract into a medium bowl. Whisk until combined and put aside.
  9. Once the dough is done resting, roll it out into a large rectangle. The dough should be about ¼ of an inch thick.
  10. Using an offset spatula, spread the filling onto the dough.
  11. Carefully roll the dough in a log
  12. Using a chef’s knife, cut the roll into ten pieces. Each roll should be five centimeters tall.
  13. Transfer the rolls to a greased glass casserole dish, rectangular cake pan, or a circular cake pan. Leave a ½ inch space in between each roll.
  14. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and leave to rest in a warm environment for 15-20 minutes. 
  15. Bake the rolls at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  16. While the rolls are baking, make the topping. Combine the cream cheese and the butter together. Then, add the sugar and combine. Finally, add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, cream, and salt.
  17. Once the rolls are out of the oven, finish it off with the topping 
  18. Serve and enjoy!