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Pumpkin Sticky Buns

October 15, 2009

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I’m in love with Pumpkin and a search for pumpkin cinnamon buns led me to these!  The original recipe is just a pumpkin cinnamon bun but I decided to make a caramel sauce and turn them into sweet sticky buns that I served with cream cheese frosting on the side.  Super yummy!

Pumpkin Sticky Buns

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin purée 
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  •     ¼ cup granulated sugar
  •     2  1/2 tsp  rapid-rise yeast
  •     ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  •     2 large eggs
  •     1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  •     ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •     ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •     3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar (i didn’t add the sugar as I thought the caramel would be sweet enough)

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dark corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In an extra large bowl, mix the pumpkin,
    buttermilk, sugar, yeast, butter and eggs. Measure in the salt,
    cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and enough flour to
    make a workable dough.
    knead for  2 minutes. Place the dough in a large greased bowl. 
    Turn oven on to warm and turn off just when you can feel
    the heat on your hand. Cover the bowl with a damp towel
    and set bowl in oven. Let the dough rise for 30 to 45 minutes,
    or until doubled.

Make Caramel Sauce:

Combine everything in a medium sauce pan over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted and everything is combined.  Let it come to a gentle boil and let it bubble for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

 Punch down the dough and form it into a large rectangle using a rolling pin.

Rub the softened butter all over the top of the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Roll up and slice into buns.

Pour the caramel into a greased 9X13″ pan.  Place the buns in the pan and cover to rise for an additional 30-40 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cover buns with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 

Invert the pan onto a parchment lined baking sheet and remove the sticky buns right away.

Serve with cream cheese frosting.

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