Tis the season for all things pumpkin. These dinner rolls rely on the humble can of pumpkin puree for softness, and bring out those fall flavors with a little sage, orange zest and a touch of honey. And a sprinkling of cheese for good measure. Perfect for upcoming holiday feasts, or to pair with a warm bowl of soup or stew for a satisfying autumn meal.
One can only imagine the amount of canned pumpkin sold during October and November. It’s a bit of a pumpkin craze when it comes to this time of year. And let’s not even get started on all things pumpkin spice. While pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread might take the lead in ways to use up that orange purée, pumpkin ravioli isn’t far behind. Most recipes feature sage, or thyme, and lots of brown butter for spooning over the warm pasta. But we’re going a different direction with ours. Smoked paprika, cumin and sharp cheddar compliment all those sweet earthy pumpkin flavors in the filling, and the freshly made ravioli gets an easy but delicious topping of crème fraîche and spicy chili oil.
November is finally here and I am so excited about cooler weather and my favorite holiday is coming up, Thanksgiving!! Now, you might be a bit sick of pumpkin spice everything at this point but I just couldn’t resist sharing this delicious cake with you. I’m a bit traditional when it comes to pumpkin as an ingredient. I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake. Not so much a fan of pumpkin drinks, pumpkin candy, pumpkin chocolate and the list goes on and on and on. My local grocery only offers canned pumpkin during the winter months so I enjoy stocking up so I have it year round. If you aren’t a fan of canned pumpkin and prefer using fresh, I highly recommend getting your pumpkins the first week of November. Chances are, every school or church who had a Fall Festival/Halloween function will have a ton of pumpkins they are willing to sell cheap or give away to anyone who will take them off their hands.
With that said, let’s dig into this recipe a bit. The recipe itself is very easy and pretty cut and dry so I want to walk you through the assembly.