Cinnamon Rolls in under one hour made with refrigerated dough, a delicious pumpkin filling, and an incredible pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting!

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Wanna talk about adult things? Things like picking out hardware for your kitchen cabinets??

Who knew that shopping trip would turn out to be the most indecisive moment of MY LIFE! My gosh! The choices!!

I was so tired of thinking that, in the end, I decided to hand over that decision to my husband. Which also turned out to be a BIG mistake. What was I thinking? I wasn’t… GAH!

Just don’t get me started on the light fixtures…

Aaaand you know it’s getting pretty bad when your husband knows the difference between shabby chic and country chic

This new house-thing needs to be done and over with. I’m done playing grown-up! ;-P

All I have to say is thank the Lawwwwwd for Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Rolls!!!

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls Frosted Diethood Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Every once in a while a recipe deserves a redo. Of some sorts.

Not very long ago you and I polished off a pan or two of those Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls… remember that?! Amazing, right? Love that stuff!

Well. It wasn’t very long before I tried making those same rolls with “x” amount of other fillings – Apple Pie filling, Peanut Butter and Chocolate filling, etc… Apple Pie didn’t work. It just wasn’t doin’ it for me. Too soggy. Peanut Butter and Chocolate didn’t pass the test, either. It tasted a bit burnt. However, I will have to revisit that one and HOPEFULLY report back to you in a week or two. I might have to take the more traditional route to make those happen.

BUT… wanna know what worked? PUMPKIN! And a delicious pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting to go with it. Heavenly!

Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Filling Diethood Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls

These rolls happened after one of those long afternoons at Home Depot and Menards. We came home, I whipped up a beautiful pumpkin filling, rolled out the dough, smeared it with butter and pumpkin-deliciousness and popped it in the oven. 30 minutes later we were inhaling these lovelies with a cup of milk on the side.


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Cinnamon Rolls in under one hour made with refrigerated dough, a delicious pumpkin filling, and an incredible pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting!
Serves: Makes 16 Rolls
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rounds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Frosting
  • 4-oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease two 8-inch cake pans with non-stick spray; set aside.
  3. Separate dough into 16 rolls and unroll.
  4. Brush each piece of dough with melted butter.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Evenly divide pumpkin filling and spread over each piece of rolled-out dough.
  7. Carefully roll up each dough, lightly pinching seams together.
  8. Arrange the rolls 1 inch apart in the prepared cake pan.
  9. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
In the meantime prepare the frosting.
  1. Place cream cheese in your mixer's bowl and cream for 1 minute.
  2. Gradually add in powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
  3. Mix in pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Add vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Remove pans from oven and immediately brush each roll with frosting.
  6. Serve.
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  1. Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends November 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    These look absolutely incredible! I wish I could just reach through these amazing photos and grab one! We featured this recipe on Feature Friday blog post last week for Cinnamon and Spice Desserts!

  2. Nomes October 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM - Reply

    I’m wanting to make these for a potluck Thanksgiving themed lunch at work. Unfortunately I live in Germany and have no idea what ‘Cresent Roll’ (round, sheet or triangle) is. To sum it up, is it a type of puff pastry? I would love to just buy the premade puff pastry here.

  3. Munin October 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    These look so good! I’ve made apple-pie cinnamon rolls before by dicing the apples and then frying them/ simmering them in a butter/cinnamon/sugar mixture (like making pie filling). I’ll have to check out chocolate, too.. that sounds amazing :) Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Maggie Long October 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    I’m lactose free so I have to always look for delicious things that I would enjoy with just a few changes. This recipe works perfect!!! And I’m sure is just as delicious as the original. Use diary free butter and yes….diary free cream cheese! You will be amazed at the yummy wonderful smell and my tummy was just as Happy!…Yes, I’m a Happy Girl too!

  5. Kate @ Framed Cooks September 13, 2014 at 7:15 PM - Reply

    I thought I wasn’t quite yet ready for this year’s onslaught of pumpkin recipes. And then I saw this. Bring On The Pumpkin! :)

    • Katerina Petrovska September 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM - Reply

      I posted this recipe last year and I have yet to make pumpkin-something this season. I’m not giving in, yet! I’ll give it two more days. ;-)

  6. Crystal September 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM - Reply

    These are seriously one of the yummiest cinnamon rolls I have eaten!!! Thank you so much for coming up with and sharing this recipe!!!! Keep the goodies coming!

  7. Ana August 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    Can these be frozen? What about freezing dough and icing separately? Would love to make half for this wkend and half for next. They look SO good!!

    • Katerina Petrovska August 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM - Reply

      Hi Ana! I haven’t tried it myself, but it should be okay. Keep the icing separate and freeze them only after they have cooled down completely. Enjoy!

  8. Katy August 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM - Reply

    Can you use the crescent sheets?

    • Katerina Petrovska August 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM - Reply

      Hi Katy! I haven’t tried making these with the crescent sheets, but it might work. The only thing is that the Crescent Rounds dough (the one I use to make these cinnamon rolls) is a bit thicker than the Crescent Sheets dough, and I’m thinking that the filling might be too heavy for the sheets. Maybe use less filling when spreading it on the sheets. Just a thought. Let me know how it goes!

  9. mrs vee makes July 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM - Reply

    any nutritional values?

  10. Penny May 6, 2014 at 5:26 PM - Reply

    These were amazing! Easy, fast and fabulous. Definitely going into the family favorite file!

    • Katerina Petrovska May 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM - Reply

      They are my favorite, too!! I’m so happy you enjoyed ‘em! Thank you!!

  11. doglady521 December 10, 2013 at 6:59 AM - Reply

    this looks real good to me I looked at the recipe and give it 5 stars

  12. Jeannie November 27, 2013 at 8:21 AM - Reply

    Just made these! I found the crescent rounds at our local Walmart. They were delicious! Will definitely make again!

  13. Renee November 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    i tried this today but i used the regular crescent rolls. they are good, but i think the rounds will be much better. they did not puff up and get as flaky as i had hoped. but they still taste Amazing! thanks for the recipe!! BIG HIT :)

    • Katerina Petrovska November 22, 2013 at 5:40 PM - Reply

      Hi Renee!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the rolls!! Yes, the regular crescent rolls dough is thinner and that is why they don’t work as well… but, who cares as long as they were delicious!! :-D

  14. Phyllis November 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM - Reply

    Dumb question but I have not seen the crescent rounds yet but do you separate them in half right down the middle or cut them in half to keep them in a circle not sure if it makes since but if you cut in half it will lose its roundness.

    • Katerina Petrovska November 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM - Reply

      Hi Phyllis! Don’t cut, just unroll… On the tube it states not to unroll, but I’m a daredevil. ;-) I hope you can find the rounds!!

    • Katerina Petrovska November 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM - Reply

      By the way, the rolls are stuck together in the tube…when you open that tube, it’s like one roll of dough, but there are seems where you need to separate the rolls…make sense? I hope! :-)

  15. Sam November 20, 2013 at 11:40 PM - Reply

    I have a TON of pumpkin butter leftover. Do you think it would be possible to use that for the filling??

    • Katerina Petrovska November 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM - Reply

      Hi Sam!

      Sorry, but I don’t think you can make this with pumpkin butter. I hope you can find some pumpkin puree soon! :)

    • Charisse Orendorff November 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM - Reply

      I just saw another recipe real similar to this & it called for pumpkin butter. I would go ahead & use the pumpkin butter & if it is spicy, use less or none of the spices! I play with & adjust recipes all the time, using what I have on hand & as long as you stick to the basics of the recipe, it works out! I wouldn’t hesitate to try apple pie filling after dicing the apples smaller or applesauce & spices or even apple butter, either!

      • Katerina Petrovska November 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Reply

        Thanks, Charisse, for chiming in!!
        Really appreciate it! Have a great Sunday!

  16. Lorelei November 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM - Reply

    Where do you find “Crescent Rounds”? Do they make them anymore? I can’t find them here in St. Louis.

  17. Christine Kish November 18, 2013 at 6:56 AM - Reply

    I love your enthusiasm for using different fillings. I love pumpkin and have but have never tried it in cinnamon roll form. Just currious as to why you slice the dough and then brush each slice with butter etc. Isn’t it easier to unroll it 1st, brush with butter/filling, re-roll and then slice? After unrolling I even do 1 or 2 passes with a rolling pin using light pressure to seal up the seams. =)

  18. Bonny Lee November 14, 2013 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    If you can’t find the rounds, it would be easy to still use the crescent triangle dough. Leave 4 triangles still connected and press seams together. Then cover with your filling ingredients, roll up, and slice into 4 rolls. I think this would be a lot faster than unrolling each round roll, filling, and rolling back up.

  19. Cheryl-Ann November 14, 2013 at 11:12 AM - Reply

    Thank you for that quick and very helpful reply. I didn’t even think of the microwave. I think I’ll make this recipe and put a note by the dish to pop them in the microwave as you suggested. Thanks again!

  20. Cheryl-Ann November 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM - Reply

    Do these taste good cold as well? We have an office potluck coming up, but no oven to bake these at the last minute and serve them warm. Just wondering how the flavors do when cold. Thanks!

    • Katerina Petrovska November 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM - Reply

      HI Cheryl-Ann!! They do taste good cold, but are better when warm. :) If you can find a microwave, pop them in for a few seconds, if not, don’t worry because they are delicious either way. ENJOY! :)

  21. Nicole October 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM - Reply

    Do you think I can pan these up the night before and bake them off in the morning? My husband and I are going out with friends Saturday night and want to give these to the other couple for their Sunday morning breakfast…

    • Katerina Petrovska October 22, 2013 at 8:39 PM - Reply

      Hi Nicole!
      I haven’t done that myself, but I think it will be okay so long as you cover them and keep them in the fridge. Hope this helps!! And ENJOY!

    • Katerina Petrovska October 22, 2013 at 9:04 PM - Reply

      P.S. That is SO sweet of you to do for your friends!! Wanna be my bff?! hehe :-D

      • Nicole October 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM - Reply

        Sure! You can never have too many BFF’s! I am going to test out the overnight method. I will keep you updated.

        Also, my Walmart just started carrying the rounds…for those that are looking.

        • Nicole October 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM - Reply

          UPDATE: Prepping the night before works out just fine. Friends texted this morning ‘OMG. I ate 3′. Thanks for the great recipe!

          • Katerina Petrovska October 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM -

            YAY! SO happy to know! Thank you Nicole!

          • Angela October 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM -

            I was wondering if you prepped the frosting the night before too? If so, did you just refrigerate it and did it spread ok on the cooked rolls the next morning?

          • Katerina Petrovska October 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM -

            Hi Angela!! Yes, you can definitely do that, but you’ll have to slightly whip the icing again before using it. Make sure to spread the icing while the rolls are still hot.

  22. Chantelle October 22, 2013 at 3:50 PM - Reply

    What are crescent rounds dough? I only found crescent rolls (triangles) and then just the round biscuits …

  23. Toni October 21, 2013 at 3:49 PM - Reply

    None of the stores around here have the rounds just the regular crescent. Think that will work?

    • Katerina Petrovska October 21, 2013 at 5:58 PM - Reply

      Hi Toni!
      Because the crescents are shaped into triangles, you can still use the filling, but they won’t be rolls.. they will be little pumpkin pie crescents! :) Also, the rounds are a bit thicker and that makes it easier for the filling to stay intact.

      • Toni October 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM - Reply

        I’ll give it a try tonight! Thanks! :-)

        • Angela October 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM - Reply

          I found the rounds at my Super Target!

    • Bonny Lee November 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM - Reply

      I haven’t seen the rounds here either – I live in the boonies in the Thousand Islands. I’m going to use the crescent shaped dough, but instead of separating into triangles, leaving them somewhat together and pressing the seams together. Then fill, roll up, and slice into 4 rolls. In 2 tubes there would be 4 sets of 4 rolls, somewhat still connected This would seem a lot faster, too, than unrolling each individual roll to fill, and re roll.

  24. MARGARET A. FAIR October 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    I would love to make these for thanksgiving breskfast w/ coffee, they look so good. I love spices.

  25. Tara October 16, 2013 at 8:32 AM - Reply

    Those are stunning, such lovely photos!!

  26. Ash-foodfashionparty October 15, 2013 at 6:25 PM - Reply

    I have a serious crazy craving now. I can’t wait to get my crescent roll. You are literally killing us all her with this goodness.

  27. Caroline October 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    Wow…I had to click over the second I saw these in my inbox! This is torture! I’m sitting here eating a bowl of granola and drooling over these! Such a great idea combining pumpkin into cinnamon rolls! Love it!

  28. Emily @ Life on Food October 14, 2013 at 5:35 AM - Reply

    So delicious and so festive for the Fall season. I love cinnamon buns but I always have to talk myself into making them because of the time commitment. This recipe is the perfect solution.

  29. Allison October 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM - Reply

    Those look delicious! I want to try that recipe for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the idea.

  30. Theresa October 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    These are totally yummilicious. It’s past 10pm over here and you have me thinking of breakfast! Pinned and tweeted!

  31. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts October 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM - Reply

    I’m having flashbacks to moving in here. Normally we’re renting, and only staying for a short time, so I never get that particular about the places we live.
    But this time is different, and involved drawer pulls and counter tops and fixtures just made my head spin.

    I’d rather eat these–but I’d like to try them with the sourdough dinner roll dough recipe I found on King Arthur Flour (since I’ve got starter). I bet the combo would be tasty.

  32. Charlie October 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM - Reply

    I am having my pumpkin phase right now and these look amazing!

  33. Carla October 12, 2013 at 8:51 AM - Reply

    You would think for a food blogger, picking out cabinets would be more exciting (for photography) haha Good thing you have these cinnamon rolls to make it all better ;)

  34. easyfoodsmith October 12, 2013 at 5:06 AM - Reply

    Those look gorgeous and so comforting for some reason!

  35. Ellen October 12, 2013 at 2:55 AM - Reply

    Oh hellz ya! Is all I can think of to say about pumpkin put together with cinnamon rolls.

  36. Dina October 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    they look yummy!

  37. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs October 11, 2013 at 12:32 AM - Reply

    I’d never tell that these have been made with crescent rolls, because they look way too awesome! I wish they’d (all) been my breakfast today ;–)

  38. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM - Reply

    I’m the same way, I cannot make a simple decision to save my life! I would have been at Home Depot all day looking at options.

  39. Nami | Just One Cookbook October 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM - Reply

    I wish I can come up with a recipe like this. You’re so genius. I’m going to get Crescent Rounds Dough tomorrow!

  40. Liz October 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM - Reply

    Oh, my. These look spectacular, Kate! And made with crescent dough? You’d never know!!!

    PS…if I had to hang out at Menard’s with the hubby, I’d have to reward myself with a plate of these beauties :)

  41. FightForTheBite October 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    What a great idea for Thanksgiving! The rolls look delicious!

  42. Maria | Pink Patisserie October 10, 2013 at 7:34 PM - Reply

    I’d eat that whole pan in like 10 seconds. What a great idea!

  43. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen October 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Love cinnamon rolls AND pumpkin, Kate! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Tracie October 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    YUMMY! I can’t wait to make these. I also had no clue what a crescent round was, so I had to google it!

  45. Ramona October 10, 2013 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    These cinnamon rolls look absolutely perfect! I want to dig right into that pan. :)

  46. Kate @KatefromScratch October 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM - Reply

    Love this! I cannot wait to get started on pumpkin recipes. These look fantastic, Kate!

  47. Valerie October 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM - Reply

    Home improvement stores are overwhelming…then again, so is Williams Sonoma. ;)

    These cinnamon rolls look incredible!! *Love* your photos.

  48. Deena kakaya October 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM - Reply

    I wouldn’t have put pumpkin and cinnamon together but they look amazing! Yes please x

  49. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM - Reply

    Great minds think alike! Cinnamon rolls rock! Pinning these gorgeous and tempting rolls!

  50. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM - Reply

    Amazing, Kate! I am so craving these pumpkin rolls…I need to make them sometime. My daughter Hannah , like me, loves pumpkin treats.

  51. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie October 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM - Reply

    Pumpkin pie filling? Oh my god you just made cinnamon rolls even more amazing.

  52. You know, I have my cup of coffee sitting right here next to me and I can’t think of anything that would complement it better than one of those pumpkin rolls. Holy cow, they look delicious.

    On another note, um, I’d really like to hear more about the light fixtures. :D

  53. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes October 10, 2013 at 5:13 AM - Reply

    I’m so swamped lately I don’t even have time to breathe, but store bought dough might just be the answer Kate! Beyond gorgeous!

  54. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 10, 2013 at 1:39 AM - Reply

    Love that you were able to do these with Cresecent Rollls…amazing! And I want at least a few of rigth now!

  55. Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM - Reply

    It’s a good thing these rolls aren’t in front of me right now because I’d polish off the entire pan. Bring on the yoga pants!

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