Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pumpkin Log

Pumpkin log.

The smell of pumpkin and cinnamon in the air.

The look of snow from the powdered sugar.

Making a desert that looks like a log.

Eggs fresh from my chickens.


I usually make a few pumpkin logs in the fall time and freeze one or two.  But not this year.  Thanksgiving is the first one I made this year and it was only because....

I planned on making a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner.  Earlier in the week, I did a quick look to make sure that I had all the ingredients before I went to the grocery store - check.  I even bought heavy whipping cream to make home made whipped cream.

When I went to make the pumpkin pie, the evaporated milk I had in the pantry was expired!

Maybe it was a blessing in disguise (smile) because I did have every thing on hand to make this delicious pumpkin log.  

Here is the recipe:

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

For the batter:
3 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
Beat the eggs, then add pumpkin, sugar, flour, cinnamon and baking powder.  Mix all together.
Using a spray oil, grease a jelly roll pan, lay wax paper, grease wax paper.  Pour batter onto waxed paper and smooth evenly.  
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Lay out a kitchen dish towel onto counter and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Turn the batter onto the towel.  Sprinkle it with powdered sugar.  Roll the batter and towel up. 
(Alternatively, you can sprinkle powdered sugar onto the cooked batter and roll up, using the wax paper, instead of a towel.)
Let cool for 15 minutes.

For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix together all the filling ingredients.

Unroll the batter from the towel.  Spread the filling on top of cooked batter.  Roll up and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour, to make cutting easier.   

Slice and enjoy!
As you can see in the picture, we had it with home made punch...a Thanksgiving tradition made by my daughter every year (smile and sigh).


  1. This looks so YUMMY!!! My mouth is watering :) I love anything pumpkin so this is right up my alley. I found your link at Katherine's Corner link party. Merry Christmas! Sammi | Grounded and Surrounded

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sammi! Pumpkin is great...pair it with cream cheese and it is even greater ;-) I hope you give it a try. Merry Christmas!

  2. Yum, that looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Thanks for coming by Teresa. Merry Christmas!

  4. This looks scrumptious! I had an evaporated milk crisis at Thanksgiving too. (You can use plain old milk, a little less of it than called for, or use half and half, or half whipping cream and half milk.) Have a merry Christmas!
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

    1. Thanks for the tidbit of info Mom told about using milk also...after I had already made the Pumpkin Log ;-) I have already bought evaporated milk to make pumpkin pie for Christmas!

  5. This look beautiful. I have not ever made a pumpkin roll. I will need to give it a try. Great step by step directions!


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