The first Pumpkin Roll I made 2 years ago for Thanksgiving Lunch. Not to be confused with Thanksgiving Dinner. Yes - like thousands of others, we get to eat 2, count them 2, Turkey meals on the Pilgrim's Holiday. The first is historically at my Mother's home where all families bring a dish that is somewhat planned and coordinated. I say somewhat as my sisters and Mother and I make sure all the basics are covered - turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, bread, a green veggie, and a ham. So for a change from the normal pumpkin pie that is brought by other family members, I decided to venture into the land of the Rolls! It was so simple, I made another one the following year for dinner at my home with Big Guy's family in attendance.
For many many years, my grandparents, whom are now 89 and 86, had a HUGE garden. By profession, they were tobacco and chicken farmers so a garden was just a normal way of life. But even after it was just the two of them and all the children had flown the nest, they still grew and grew and grew many many vegetables in grand abundance. So neighbors and family benefited. One vegetable that they grew was butternut squash. Until a month ago, I had never actually paid for a butternut squash. I would roast them just like a pumpkin and use the "meat" of the squash in place of pumpkin in breads and pies. And even in my pumpkin roll.
To roast a butternut squash or a pumpkin, simply cut in half. Place cut side up on a large cooking pan. Add about 2 in of water. Then heat up the house! Roast on 375 degrees or so for about and hour. You can test to see if done by piercing the squash with a fork. Easy to pierce, it's done. You can add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices to the roasting squash to make your home smell delicious!
I say heat up the house as I tried to plan roasting the squash on cool Autumn days. Simply let the cooked squash cool and you can freeze the meat for use later.
So in the following recipe, I used my own cooked butternut squash. And parchment paper makes the rolling Super Easy! Enjoy!
LIBBY'S® Pumpkin Roll
- 45 mins
- 13 mins
- 60 mins
Dazzle family and friends with Libby's® Pumpkin Roll; moist and creamy, with a tantalizing aroma and beautiful presentation.