These Pumpkin Pie Buns are out of this world! Pillowy, buttery yeasted buns made from a pumpkin enriched dough filled with a Spiced Pumpkin Pie Filling and topped with a decadent Salted Caramel Glaze! Make these sweet buns for Thanksgiving or Halloween !
Mix water, sugar and yeast and let it stand for about 15 minutes until you have a foamy mixture going on. Add pumpkin puree, cream, salt, butter, sugar, vanilla and spices and whisk until combined. Now add half of the flour (1,5 cup) and the egg and knead with the hook attachment for about 2 minutes.
Now add more flour (max 1,5 cups) and keep on mixing. You have to add enough flour to the mixer so that dough just barely pulls away from sides, and a very soft, slightly sticky dough form. So maybe you have to add more to your dough (hence 3-4 cups in ingredients), but maybe you don´t even need to.
Knead the dough for at least 6-7 minutes until smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky. Now shape it into a ball, give it a little oil massage and let it rest in a covered bowl for about 1,5 h.
Place the buns in a buttered dish, cover it with foil and let the pumpkin pie buns rest again for about 45 min until the double in size.