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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you are probably already working on your dinner menu. Most people enjoy traditional foods like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, and mixed vegetables.
You will also want to serve some type of Thanksgiving bread alongside your entrée and sides. Sure, you could go the traditional route and bake up some biscuits or cornbread, but why not surprise your dinner guests with something different.
Pumpkin crescent rolls are the perfect side for any dinner, and they go great with other popular Thanksgiving dishes. When served warm, they melt in your mouth and have a satisfying texture that makes them almost addicting. If you love traditional crescent rolls, you will really enjoy the flavor pumpkin add to them. They can be enjoyed as a savory side or even as a Thanksgiving dessert.
Pumpkin Crescent Rolls Serving Suggestions
If you want to make sure your Thanksgiving table looks great before everyone starts chowing down, a good presentation is important. These pumpkin crescent rolls are versatile, so you can display them proudly alongside your other foods. Stack them up on a platter, or toss them in a basket for a rustic, look. I like to mix them up with other pumpkin-based pastries such as pumpkin cranberry bars and moist pumpkin bread.
You can also serve them with dips and spreads. This pumpkin crescent rolls recipe goes great with many jams and jellies. You can get creative and mix the jams into the recipe or serve them alongside as a topping spread. Your guests may also enjoy eating these crescent rolls with hazelnut spread, honey, butter, cream cheese, or if you want to double-down on Thanksgiving, a nice cranberry chutney.
Pumpkin Crescent Rolls Recipe Alternatives
While this pumpkin crescent rolls recipe is pretty tasty as is, it can also be tweaked to your liking or the preferences of your dinner guests. You can easily add other ingredients to the recipe to make several different types of crescent rolls out of one batter.
Add cinnamon to give them even more flavor or some marshmallows to create an irresistible pumpkin marshmallow crescent roll recipe that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
If any of your guests have to have diabetes or cannot consume sugar, you can replace the sugar in this recipe with artificial sweeteners. If you prefer a more savory roll, you can also leave it out or just reduce the amount you use.
You can also leave out the chopped pecans or replace them with other nuts, such as walnuts. You can even play around with the spices to come up with unique flavors.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy and quick to make. Try it out as is, and then add your favorite ingredients and put your own spin on it to see what other types of crescent rolls recipes you can come up with to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner or any time of year.Print
Like mini pumpkin cinnamon rolls, these pumpkin crescent rolls are not only delicious and loaded with pumpkin flavor and spices, but they’re incredibly easy to make.
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 4 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheets.
- In a mixer bowl, blend cream cheese, pumpkin, condensed milk, flour and spices until combined and smooth.
- Unroll crescent rolls, separate and lay flat. Evenly spread 1½ Tablespoons of pumpkin mixture over the uncooked dough.
- Sprinkle 1 teaspoon chopped nuts over the pumpkin layer then roll into the crescent shape. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with granulated sugar.
- Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until slightly golden brown.