Pumpkin Phyllo Rolls

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins
Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 12 Calories: 350 Best Season: Fall


Pumpkin phyllo rolls are a delectable dessert or snack option that perfectly captures the essence of autumn flavors. These rolls feature a sweet and spiced pumpkin or butternut squash filling encased in delicate layers of flaky and crispy phyllo dough.



  1. Peel the pumpkin or butternut squash and grate it.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  3. Mix the sugar and the pumpkin spice. 

  4. Unroll the phyllo dough. Take two sheets at a time lay them on an even surface. Sprinkle generously with the shredded pumpkin and sugar mix. Add some walnuts. Carefully roll the sheets into a roll. Don't worry if the dough breaks. 

    Pumpkin Phyllo Rolls
  5. Place the pumpkin rolls in the lined baking sheet. Brush with the melted butter.

    Pumpkin Phyllo Rolls
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F/200C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Serve topped with cinnamon sugar. 

    Pumpkin Phyllo Rolls


  • Opt for a sweet and flavorful variety like sugar pumpkin or butternut squash.
  • Don't skimp on the seasoning. Use a generous amount of pumpkin spice and sugar to ensure a well-flavored filling.
  • Roll the pumpkin and walnut filling tightly in the phyllo sheets.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter or oil before baking to achieve a golden and crispy crust.
  • Consider garnishing the rolls with extra chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, or a drizzle of honey after baking for added flavor and presentation.
  • Serve the pumpkin phyllo rolls on a platter or plate them individually. Dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon for an elegant touch.
  • These rolls can be served with a drizzle of caramel sauce, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful dessert.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two. 
  • Feel free to get creative by adding other ingredients like raisins, chopped apples, or a touch of citrus zest to the filling.
Keywords: pumpkin, phyllo dough

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use canned pumpkin puree instead of fresh pumpkin or squash?

Yes, you can use canned pumpkin puree for convenience. Just make sure it's unsweetened and not pumpkin pie filling, as it contains added spices and sugar.

How do I prevent the phyllo dough from drying out?

Keep the phyllo dough covered with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap while you're working with it. This helps prevent it from becoming brittle.

Can I make these rolls in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the rolls in advance and refrigerate them until you're ready to bake. Keep them covered to prevent drying.

Can I freeze pumpkin phyllo rolls?

Yes, you can freeze them before baking. Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe container. Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I use a different type of nut besides walnuts?

Certainly! You can use other nuts like pecans, almonds, or even a combination of nuts for added flavor and texture.

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