Pumpkin Shaped Rolls

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Prep Time: 30 min.
Bake Time: 20 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Intermediate

These pumpkin shaped rolls are the perfect addition to any Holiday meal.

Ingredients

12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls or 12 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed but still cold
2 tablespoons butter, melted
12 pecan pieces, for stems

Instructions

Shape each dinner or Texas roll into a slightly flat ball.

Using scissors, make 6 to 8 cuts, equally spaced, around the outside of each ball about 1/2- inch deep.

Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke a deep hole into the top of each pumpkin shaped roll.

Place on a sprayed baking sheet and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise until almost double.

Remove wrap and re-poke stem hole.

Bake at 350 degrees F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with butter. Insert pecan pieces into pumpkin rolls for stems.

COMMENTS
  • Mila
    October 29, 2019

    Love this dough!
    I do a lot of baking with it: unsweeT, sweet, deep fried. It’s good for aNithing

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 30, 2019

      Glad you enjoy baking with our Dough!

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  • Janet
    November 7, 2019

    How long does it take fOr the rising part for the PUMPKIN rolls?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 8, 2019

      Thanks for your question! It’s difficult to give you an exact time. It depends on the warmth of your kitchen and how fresh the yeast is. So it’s more by their appearance. Let them double in size and then bake. Should be about an hour or so. Hope this helps you!

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  • Tannis
    November 15, 2019

    Where do I buy these ?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 18, 2019

      Thanks for asking! Try the product locator on our website to see which stores carry either our Rhodes Dinner or Texas Rolls. Or if you would like to speak with one of our Customer Satisfaction reps at 1-800-876-7333 we could help you find a store in your area.

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  • Marcie
    November 16, 2019

    Is there an egg wash on the pumpkin roll to give it that pretty shine? If so what are the steps in doing that part, thank you

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 18, 2019

      Thank you for your question! The recipe says to brush them with butter after they are baked. But you could certainly use an egg wash if you wanted to make them “shinier”. Just whisk an egg and mix 1 tablespoon of water into it and brush on the dough before baking. Hope that helps! Enjoy!

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  • Lisa
    November 16, 2019

    How long to defrost the rolls? And do you defrost in refrigerator?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 18, 2019

      Thanks for your question! Usually it’s best to put your rolls in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. The next morning they will be thawed and ready to raise. After they have doubled in size then it’s time to bake. Enjoy!

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  • November 26, 2019

    Can you make ahead and reheat?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 26, 2019

      Yes you can bake the rolls and then when you want to warm the rolls, wrap them with foil and bake for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Hope this helps!

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  • Diane Coughlin
    November 26, 2019

    Will the bread dough be as good for rolls and do you hs any tips

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 26, 2019

      Thank you for your question! The bread dough is exactly the same recipe as the roll dough. If the recipe calls for dinner rolls, you make get 12 dinner size rolls from a loaf of bread dough. You can divide it into 8 larger rolls (Texas size) if you would like too also. Just let the dough thaw (it doesn’t need to rise) and then divide into the desire amount of dough. Follow the recipe and then let it raise. Hope this helps you!

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  • Patti tucker
    October 9, 2020

    Can you freeze the rolls agter tgey are baked?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 13, 2020

      Yes, you can freeze the rolls after they are baked and completely cooled.

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  • Joyce mccart
    October 15, 2020

    Sooo cute and child cou do this and ha fun with them

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 19, 2020

      Yes, we have many recipes that are fun and easy for kids!

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  • Anna
    October 25, 2020

    How do you thaw the rolls without them rising ?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 26, 2020

      Thanks for your question! One way to thaw the rolls is to let them thaw in the refrigerator or to leave them, covered with sprayed plastic wrap, on your counter. Just watch them and when they are soft all the way through, you can work with them. They may rise a little but it won’t make too big a difference. They should have two rises. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact one of our Customer Satisfaction reps at 1-800-876-7333. They would be happy to help you with your baking questions!

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  • Larry Fisher
    October 27, 2020

    I Have a nut allergy do you have a suggestion for replacing the pecan stem.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 28, 2020

      I think you could use a pretzel stick or a cinnamon stick for the stem. I think either of those would work and would look great. Hope that helps you! Enjoy!

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  • November 9, 2020

    Will they rise more than this? My family likes a bigger, more fluffy role.
    Tx!

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 10, 2020

      Thanks for your question! All of our rolls should just double in size. If they over-rise, then the rolls will fill with air and collapse. So I don’t think it would be wise to let them get any bigger. Hope this helps you!

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