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Perfect Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Perfect Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are perfect twist because pumpkin puree is in the dough to have moist and vibrantly colored crescent recipe. Cream cheese mixture serves as filling. Everybody loves them, dusted with powdered sugar!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 crescents
Author 2pots2cook


  • 2 ½ cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast or instant yeast + 4 Tbsp warm milk + pinch of salt + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp butter for baking paper
  • Egg yolk + 2 Tbsp milk for egg wash
  • 16 tsp cream cheese for filling
  • Icing sugar to dust the crescent rolls to taste


  1. Combine yeast, milk, salt and sugar in a glass and let stand for 10 minutes. It will become foamy and start expanding.
  2. Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar and pumpkin spice, on a flat surface.
  3. Once the yeast mixture is ready, combine it with dry ingredients and add whole egg and pumpkin puree.
  4. Knead dough, cover it and leave to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
  6. Mix egg yolk and milk for egg wash.
  7. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly butter it.

  8. Punch down dough and divide to have 4 equal parts.
  9. Roll each dough to have 10 inch circle and cut it to quarters.
  10. Fill each quarter with cream cheese at the wider part and roll up the wedges starting with the wide end.
  11. Place rolls with point under and place on parchment paper.

  12. Egg wash the rolls and bake for 15 minutes.
  13. Once cooled, dust with icing sugar and serve.