Appalachia Appalachian Food

Pumpkin Roll

Sliced pumpkin roll

After I posted the Oatmeal Dinner Roll recipe one of my friends said “What you should have told them about is your pumpkin roll.”

Over the years I’ve seen different recipes for Pumpkin Rolls the one I use comes from a community cookbook I bought it from one of my cousins when he was in elementary school. Now he’s a grown man. Community or church cookbooks are my favorite kind because you know the recipes were submitted by folks that actually made them and actually liked them. Kind of tried and true recipes.

Pumpkin Roll

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup of pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 1 tbs softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

*mix flour, sugar, salt, soda and cinnamon;

*add pumpkin and eggs one at a time-mix well

*spray or grease cookie sheet (this one is 15 X 10-but sometimes I use one that is slightly larger); spread batter evenly on it; bake at 375 for 15 minutes or till done

*turn the pumpkin roll out onto a piece of wax paper or foil (mine doesn’t always want to let go of the pan so as soon as I remove it from the oven I use a spatula to loosen it); roll up the pumpkin roll length wise; wrap in wax paper or foil and refrigerate till chilled (a couple of hours)

*for the filling-mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and nuts if you want them

Pumpkin Roll

*unroll chilled pumpkin roll and spread with filling; re-roll, re-wrap and refrigerate till serving time or at least an hour; slice and enjoy

My favorite things about this recipe:

  • tastes great
  • looks fancy even though it’s so easy
  • you can make it ahead of time
  • if you happen to break the pumpkin part of it the filling ‘glues’ your mistakes back together and it still look great



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    December 12, 2009 at 11:39 am

    We love cake rolls. The girls are baking today while entertaining a special guest from up north, I’m thinking they ought to make a couple of cake rolls, that oughta impress him eh?

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    Carolyn A.
    November 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Oh yum! This is on my list for next year. It does look elegant too. Thanks for sharing it with us. xxoo

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    Fishing Guy
    November 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Tipper: That looks like a delicious treat for certain.

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    November 25, 2009 at 7:48 am

    That looks delicious. I’ll have to get Bebe to try it. Pappy

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    November 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    That looks mighty tasty. Almost like what my mom makes.

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    Farm Chick Paula
    November 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Mmmmm… your pumpkin roll looks delicious, Tipper! My mom used to make it every year and it is still one of my favorites, although I’ve never tried to make one myself… I could eat it year around, but there’s something special about having it this time of year.

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    November 24, 2009 at 9:41 am

    That looks great! I have been looking for a good pumpkin roll recipe! Thanks!

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    November 24, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Looks good – I have all the ingredients on hand and plan on making it tomorrow. I too like community cookbooks – real food made by real people.

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    Gloria Bautista
    November 24, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I was just thinking today that I wish I knew how to make a pumpkin roll. You make it look really easy. I will give it a try.

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    November 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Tipper, for you a Kreativ Blogger award, see: Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Helen G.
    November 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I’m gaining weight just reading these posts… I’ve got to try the rolls, though. My mom was a great cook and she made yeast rolls for Christmas and Thanksgiving and other special occasions and I think I miss her rolls most of all.

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    Vicki Lane
    November 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Oh, yumm! And why did it take me so long to figure out who Tipper was? Thanks for visiting at my place — you can be sure I’ll be back

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    My Carolina Kitchen
    November 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Tipper, what a lovely pumpkin roll and beautiful too. Thanks for sharing this family recipe. Fancy and easy – that’s my kind of cooking. I agree that cookbooks that have tried and true family recipes are the best.
    Happy Thankgiving to you and your lovely family. I’ll be looking forward to the parch corn.

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    November 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    OMG! I’m going to try this as one of my Thanksgiving recipes….thank you for sharing it with your blogging friends!

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    November 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I love a good pumpkin roll. This recipe is almost exactly like the one I use. Mine says to pour the batter in a greased waxed paper lined jelly roll pan, then turn the baked roll out onto a towel sprinkled with confectioners sugar. Since I’ve got the pumpkin, I’ll have to make some this season.

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    November 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    My friend just emailed me this same recipe.
    I can’t wait to try it!!

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    Brenda Kay Ledford
    November 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    This recipe sounds easy and looks so delicious. I need to run to Ingles and get the ingredients. I would like to make a pumpkin roll for our company coming for the holiday. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish with us. I hope you and Deer Hunter, Chitter, and Chatter have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Eggs In My Pocket
    November 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Oh this looks so good! I have plenty of pumpkin on hand and I hope to make this. I will let you know. Thanks for sharing the recipe as well as the delicious looking rolls in your previous post! Have a happy Thanksgiving. blessings,Kathleen

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