By Emerson McCafferty-Cable
Fall has finally begun! All things about fall are great, the colors of the trees, sitting by the fireplace on a cold fall evening, and anything pumpkin! A traditional Fall pumpkin recipe is of course, pumpkin pie. But something even better than a pumpkin pie is a pumpkin pie twist. A pumpkin pie twist is like a cinnamon roll filled with a pumpkin puree. Thanks to deliciouslysprinkled.com we can now make this delicious recipe!
To make this recipe you will need,
- Pillsbury Crescents (for as many twists you would like to make)
- Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 3 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Allspice
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cloves
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup of cream cheese
First in a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Set aside. Next, unroll the the crescent dough and lay down as 4 rectangles on a prepared sheet. Next, spread the pumpkin puree on 2 rectangles. Place the other 2 rectangles on top and press edges together. Brush melted butter on top and sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice over. Using a pizza cutter, cut both rectangles into 4 equal strips. Twist each strip a few times and sprinkle over the leftover pumpkin spice.
TO MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE:
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese. Once the butter and cream cheese are mixed add the powdered sugar.
My experience making the pumpkin pie twists were not as successful as I would’ve liked. The dough was very sticky and hard to twist and in the end it was not flavorful. If I were to do this again, I would add more spices to the mix and put flour on the dough so it is easier to work with. This was a fun experience and you should definitely try this recipe if you are looking to have a fun time with your friends or just enjoy a delicious dessert!