Saturday's Kitchen: Pumpkin Roll

This Saturday, I am featuring a family favorite recipe - the pumpkin roll.

Traditionally, in our family, my Aunt Linda makes one every Christmas. It wouldn't be the holidays without it!

But I got to thinking, why don't we enjoy the pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving as well? It's a great alternative to your traditional pumpkin pie.

So, this year, I'll be making one to travel with me for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients
cake:
3 eggs
1 c sugar
3/4 c flour
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2/3 c pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda

filling:
8 oz cream cheese
1 c confection sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbs butter

Directions
cake:
Beat the eggs until light and fluffy, add all other cake ingredients and mix well. pour into a well greased or wax papered jelly roll pan (15x10). Bake 15 minutes in a 350F oven.
Turn out onto a tea towel that has been dusted with confection sugar, dust top of cake with more confection sugar. Roll into towel and allow to cool.

filling: combine all ingredients and mix well. once cake has cooled, unroll and frost evenly. Roll up, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

As always, if you try it and like it, please do let me know.

Happy Holidays!
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