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Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Rolls

Delicious  buttery, sourdough pumpkin spice rolls naturally leavened and  made with real pumpkin puree in the dough and in the filling.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time22 mins
22 hrs
Total Time23 hrs 22 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #pumpkin, cinnamon rolls, Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Rolls
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • Dough
  • 85 g ripe fed sourdough starter
  • ½ cup 119g pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup ,4 tablespoons, 57g butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups 300g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup 50g granulated sugar
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup 90g brown sugar, packed
  • 2 ½ tablespoon 59g pumpkin puree *
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon softened butter
  • Icing
  • 3 oz 88g cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup 93g confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons 37g milk


  • To make the dough: Mix all the ingredients except the butter in a kitchen aid stand mixer with paddle attachment until the flour is evenly moistened and the dough has formed a cohesive, sticky mass, 2 to 3 minutes on low speed of a stand mixer.
  • Gradually add butter and incorporate about 1 minute on low speed. Once all the butter is incorporated, turn the mixer up one speed and knead the dough until it is smooth and supple though still somewhat soft and tacky, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm (75°F) place for 8 to 12 hours. To develop strength in the dough, stretch and fold it in the bowl three to four times during the rest. This will increase the elasticity of the dough.
  • To make the filling:
  • In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, pumpkin puree, butter, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt . The texture of the mixture will be somewhat like wet sand.. Make sure to remove water from pumpkin puree by warpping it with kitchen tissue paper.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased or floured work surface and gently deflate it, patting or rolling it into a 14” x 20” rectangle.
  • Spread the filling evenly over the surface of the dough, leaving 1/2” of exposed dough along one short edge.
  • Starting with the filling-coated short edge, roll the dough into a log. As you roll, the log will lengthen to around 18".
  • Cut the log into eight 2” slices and place them in a lightly greased 8-inch cast iron skillet. Cover the pan and let the rolls rise until they are puffy, 2 to 3 hours.
  • If you want, you can store the rolls in refrigerator for overnight or up to 24 hours and bake next day.
  • To bake the same day: Bake the rolls in a preheated 400°F oven for 22 minutes, until golden. A digital thermometer inserted into the center of a middle bun should read 190°F.
  • To make the icing: While the buns are baking, stir together all the ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes before icing. Alternatively, allow the buns to cool to room temperature



Prepare pumpkin puree for filling by removing the moisture using a kitchen towel othewise you will not able to roll the dough. 
Make sure to use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling. 
You can make homemade pumpkin spice using this recipeHomemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
This pumpkin spice rolls you can make ahead . You can store them before baking or after baking they remain fresh for 3-4 days if you store in referigerator, you need to microwave them before serving. 


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg
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