Super Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Fall mornings just got better with these Super Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls that are insanely delicious.
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12
Author Gina Kleinworth



  • 1 package yeast or 2¼ teaspoons, dissolved in ½ cup room temperature water
  • 3 tbsp shortening Crisco
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tsp salt


  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ can pumpkin pie filling not puree- you want the sweetness
  • ¼ cup cinnamon/sugar mix


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


  1. Add yeast to ½ cup of room temperature water.
  2. Stir with a spoon and set aside while you prep the other ingredients
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening, sugar, hot water and salt & beat for 30 seconds.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Add in 2 cups of flour & mix until smooth.
  6. Mix in yeast mixture until well combined.
  7. Mix in the beaten eggs.
  8. Gradually stir in the remaining flour & mix with the dough hook -about 2 minutes.
  9. Remove dough from the bowl & place on a lightly floured counter.
  10. Coat hands in flour & knead by hand, add a little flour if the dough is still too sticky.
  11. Knead until dough feels smooth.
  12. Put the dough in a greased bowl & cover with a towel.
  13. Let dough rise for 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.
  14. Remove dough from bowl & place on a lightly floured counter again.
  15. Roll dough into a rectangle
  16. Spread butter over dough.
  17. Spread pie filling on top
  18. Sprinkle dough with brown sugar & cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  19. Gently roll up dough into one long roll.
  20. Cut rolls into 12 even slices using a dough cutter
  21. Place rolls into a greased 9X13 baking pan.
  22. Place rolls in a warm spot & cover with a towel.
  23. Let rolls rise until double in size, about an hour.
  24. Bake rolls at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  25. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  26. Remove pans from oven and let cool on a wire rack.


  1. In a small bowl, combine milk & confectioners sugar, whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour frosting over rolls and serve.