Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll {in a jar!}

By | October 29, 2013

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?

5 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll {in a jar!}

  1. HouseTalkN

    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. Kathy at kissing the frog

    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.

  3. Elaine A.

    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… ????

  4. Chris Carter

    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…

  5. amber

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


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