By now you’ve probably grown so tired of reading about the different ways to roast a turkey, which green bean casserole version to make, and the controversy surrounding whether or not to stuff the bird. But I couldn’t resist getting one more recipe in.
Taking the week off from blogging did cross my mind, but then I figured nobody is concentrating on work anyway. And you all need something to read…and pretend like you’re working. Also, I’m just so excited to share these with you, I couldn’t wait.
I’m still getting through those ten cans of pumpkin puree. (For the record, that is not a complaint.) Searching and trying ways to incorporate this magical mashed up squash.
My latest find is this brilliant creation from For the Love of Cooking, where Pam takes refrigerated crescent rolls and sprinkles them with sugar and cinnamon as an after-school snack for her kids. She found the recipe over at Noble Pig, where Cathy fills hers with chocolate chips. Okay, I’m sold.
Well, what about spreading a little pureed pumpkin, brown sugar, and chopped pecans on them? Heck ya.
Assembled and baked in a flash. Warm, moist, flaky, and sweet. And perfect for a snack, appetizer, and yes…upcoming holiday treat. And all you need is a little bit of pumpkin puree.
So simple. So good.
Pumpkin Pecan Crescent Rolls
Makes 8 crescent rolls
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
• 1 (8 ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
• 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
• 3 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1/4 cup chopped pecans
• butter (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put some cooking spray on a cookie sheet and set aside.
Unroll and separate a tube of 8 crescent rolls. Spread some pumpkin puree on one side of each triangle, then sprinkle some brown sugar and pecans on top of the puree. Roll from the bottom of the triangle to the point.
Place them on the cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter (completely optional). Serve warm.
Note: the amount of pumpkin, brown sugar, and pecans can be increased or decreased per roll depending on your tastes.
(from For the Love of Cooking)