Easy Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls

Kimberly Snyder
by Kimberly Snyder
24 rolls
4 hr 15 min

These easy pumpkin shaped dinner rolls are made from frozen yeast rolls! Perfect addition to your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving celebration!

Looking for an easy, yet impressive dinner roll for your Autumn gatherings? These easy pumpkin shaped dinner rolls are made by using a package of frozen yeast rolls!

pumpkin shaped dinner rolls with a pecan stem

The first time I made these, I didn’t make the scores deep enough. They ended up looking a little more like sea urchins than pumpkins , but hey it is Florida! They still tasted great!

Pumpkin Shaped dinner rolls

The next time I made them, they looked just like the ones in the picture at the top of the post!

Easy Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls
Recipe details
  • 24  rolls
  • Prep time: 4 Hours Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 4 hr 15 min
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  • 1 bag frozen dinner rolls (the type that needs to rise before baking)
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • whole pecans

Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
Place rolls on pan & cover with plastic wrap. Check instructions on the bag to see how far apart to place rolls.
Let rolls rise for two hours
After the rolls have risen for 2 hours, remove plastic wrap. Using a sharp knife, slice seven to eight sections of the roll, leaving the center intact.
press a hole in the center of the roll so that you can insert a "stem" at the end of the baking time. I used a straw. You can also use an ink pen that you have sanitized with alcohol to make the hole
re-cover with plastic wrap and let rise an additional one to two hours
Before baking, make sure the holes is still indented. If not, make a new hole.
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
To make the egg wash, add 1 T milk or water to one beaten egg.
Use a basting brush to apply the egg wash
bake rolls for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown
while rolls are baking, cut whole pecans into 3 pieces
once the rolls have finished baking, place on cooling rack and insert "stem"
after the rolls have finished cooling, they are ready to enjoy!
Kimberly Snyder
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