Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert Roll

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This is the time of year that I like to make Pumpkin Rolls. We are not much of a Pumpkin Pie Family around here so for Thanksgiving I usually make Pumpkin Roll for dessert and if we are really feeling the love of sweetness and excess calories, I will make an Apple Crumb Pie too . I’ll be posting that recipe later this month. Today I am making a Pumpkin Roll and then I am going to freeze it for later.

Here is the Recipe.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert Roll

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

6 Tbsp butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional) for sprinkling over the finished Pumpkin Roll.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a clean, cloth, kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

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Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in large mixing bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. (I didn’t use nuts for mine.)

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Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with the narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

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Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Re-roll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired. ( I made two rolls but the recipe only makes one. )

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These are so good and pretty to look at. Last year I made some and froze them. They froze beautifully. And for presentation, you might want to cut off the ends where the edges are "crustier" because of the way they baked in the pan. They will also need a fresh sprinkling of powdered sugar after they thaw out and when you are ready to serve them. I think these look harder to make than they really are. Enjoy!


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, so professional looking. I have always been a little nervous about rolls. This recipe looks like I could make it without any problems. Thanks for sharing

Melanie said...

They are really pretty. We don't eat pumpkin either but I would love these.

1 Funky Woman said...

Can you just make another one and send it my way? Yummy it looks fabulous! Ok, I might just have to roll one out!

Thanks for the recipe!


foxy said...

OMG - my dad makes that every Thanksgiving and Christmas and I soooooo look forward to it! YUM.

Allyson said...

What I truly love about this post is the pictures. Because I'm totally visual and I've never actually attempted a jelly roll (as fun as it is to say) due to its inherent complex nature. But look at all of the ooey gooey goodness I'm missing out on. That's just wrong! So, bookmarking and trying the one with apples because sometimes me and pumpkins just don't see eye to eye. But apples are a whole different Weight Watchers weigh-in....

Rene said...

Yes!!!! I love pumpkin rolls and you are right, they are impressive looking and easy to make...not to mention YUMMY. I have a friend who used to sell them every Christmas.


Three Points Vintage said...

HELLO Pumpkin Roll... it has been years since I've made one, and oh how I've missed you! Thanks for the recipe, I think I'll make one for Thanksgiving! YUM...

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Mmmmm . . . we LOVE pumpkin roll. Strangely, I've never made it. Go figure? Yours looks so good, can I just place an order? LOL

Maybe I'll finally try making one this year. Thanks for the recipe!

Jess said...

so yummy!!! i made these awhile back....might have to make them again!!!

i am also sporting the lovely rubber bands....major headaches the first couple of days...i am such a wimp!

Val said...

My all time favorite pumpkin dessert.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Lisa, these are gorgeous and a perfect to take the place of a pie. I'm not much of a pie person myself and I normally make it because it's expected. I'm bookmarking this. Thanks.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I've always wanted a tutorial on these. You're the BEST!!!
Thanks so much,
Mary Lou

La Maison Reid said...

Thanks for reminding me how good these are! Just bought two new jelly roll pans that Cook's Illustrated says are great. Can't wait to try your recipe!


Amy Falk said...

Made this yesterday for Thanksgiving! Everyone loved it!! Not so difficult to make. Your pictures make it so easy to follow! Thank you so much!! Happy Holidays

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks Amy! Your comment today made my day. Thanks so much for letting me know it worked out well for you. Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend and the holidays!