Cream cheese pumpkin roll. In a flipping JAR!Oct 29th

It’s fall.

I have a Pinterest account.

So I had to.

I had to try my own little hand at this new art form. Food form. Whatever.

It’s been a dream of mine, you see. Ever since I realized that Mason jars were a thing. That realization simultaneously occurred when I found out that I am part of a cult. A cult of pumpkin worshippers.


Screw! Pinterest totally matches you up with long-lost cults and estranged Mason jar fanatics. Match made in heaven? Hell, yes.

I had to see if these Pinterest legends were true. I needed to know if I could, in fact, bake a pumpkin loaf in a Mason jar.

Guess what??

I did!!

cream cheese pumplkin roll

The verdict is in, folks. A pumpkin roll baked in a jar IS phenomenal! I’m serious, yo! Why? Because it’s [insert gross word now] MOIST. Yes.

I said it.

That sucker is moist. With a capital M.

And? You can eat it out of the jar just like you would a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. You don’t plan  on eating all of it. But if it happens, it happens.

cream cheese pumpkin roll in a jar

Or, you can slice it up and pretend you’ll only eat a few slices. Whatevs.

The deets:

I got the recipe right here. Here’s the only thing you need to know about baking in jars: leave room for the bread to expand.


I didn’t do that so I ended up with some really goofy looking jars. I just lopped off the top and it was no biggie, but next time I’ll only fill it halfway.

That’s right. Just fill it halfway full.

I put a scoop of pumpkin batter in first, and then topped it with the cream cheese filling. It all gets distributed pretty well as it bakes, but I thought this way looked pretty.

sliced rolls


Also? You can freeze these mofos and they turn out perfect. I might just have to start baking everything in jars now.

That’s right. I’m looking at you, banana bread.

Have you ever baked anything in a jar?

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5 Responses to Cream cheese pumpkin roll. In a flipping JAR!Oct 29th

  1. HouseTalkN October 29, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    Look at you with your fancy recipe, gorgeous photos and snazzy Pinterest addiction! I vow to eat my weight in pumpkin rolls by Thanksgiving and these perfectly purse sized rolls will be my BFF!

  2. Elaine A. October 29, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    I have NOT baked anything in a jar. YET. This sounds SO good. I love pumpkin and cream cheese ANYthing. I actually have a recipe that include both, that I am posting next week. No jar though… 😉 I’ll let you know if I try this… 🙂

  3. amber October 29, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    First of all, I hate the word “moist.” That being said, those look amazing. Curious how the banana bread turns out…

  4. Kathy at kissing the frog October 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    It looks good. I always fill things up more than I’m supposed to as well. I’m interested to see how you make that banana bread your Mason Jar Bitch.

  5. Chris Carter October 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    WOW!!! Who knew?? Now I want to actually bake something- ANYTHING in the jars!! How easy, fun and down right the BEST clean up ever!! Pumpkin bread, banana bread, tacos, meatloaf…

    The road is an endless road my friend! Seriously- if you think about it, why not? 🙂

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