Pumpkin-shaped yeast rolls

Pumpkin-shaped Yeast Roll Recipe

Make your Thanksgiving dinner rolls extra festive with this Pumpkin-shaped Yeast Rolls recipe. Using frozen yeast roll dough allows you to spend more time on your other Thanksgiving dishes. In this yeast-roll recipe, you can opt to create sweet rolls by adding cinnamon sugar. Regular or sweet, these yeast rolls will become one of your most popular Thanksgiving side dishes.

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1 bag frozen yeast rolls (the kind that require rise time, not the pre-baked kind)
1 egg
Whole pecans, cut in half
Cinnamon sugar (optional, to make sweet rolls)


  1. Set frozen rolls on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray, and then cover with plastic wrap. Allow to defrost, about 1 hour.
  2. Flatten each roll slightly and make cuts around the outside toward the center, forming a flower shape. Do not cut all the way to the center of the roll. Cover rolls again and allow to rise another hour
  3. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, make a round indentation at the center of each roll for the stem.
  4. Beat the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush over each roll. (Note: To make sweet rolls, sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar.)
  5. Bake according to package directions.
  6. Allow to cool. Add pecan halves for stems.