Autumn Sweet Rolls with Cider Glaze

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
I love cooking with pumpkin because it’s versatile, colorful and nutritious. Combining it with chopped apple and cider gives these glazed rolls their autumn appeal. —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio
Autumn Sweet Rolls with Cider Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 small apple, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and honey. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, butter, pie spice, salt, yeast mixture and 1-1/2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. For filling, mix sugar and cinnamon. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Press dough into a 14x12-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter up to 1/2 in. from the edges. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and apple. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices.
  4. Place slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan, cut side down. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and apple cider; drizzle over warm rolls. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 306 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.