Baked Intestines

The perfect Halloween party treat, these "intestines" are flavored with pumpkin and cinnamon sugar.


  • For the rolls:
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • For the blood glaze:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • Red food coloring


  1. Make the rolls: In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until milk is just warm to the touch but not hot (about 100 degrees). Pour milk liquid into a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Add yeast packet and a pinch of sugar and gently stir. Let yeast bloom for 5 minutes. Next, add flour, remaining sugar, egg and pumpkin puree. Mix on low speed until dough ball is formed. Increase speed to medium-high and knead dough for about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover bowl and let dough rest in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  2. Make the filling: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl, combine butter and pumpkin puree
  3. Form and bake the intestines: Lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan. Place risen dough ball on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 15x12-inch rectangle. Cut dough horizontally into 4 equal strips. Spread butter and pumpkin mixture on each strip, followed by the brown sugar mixture. Roll dough long ways to create long, snake-like shapes. Place each long roll into the baking pan in an intestine shape. There is no wrong way to do this. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30 to 45 minutes. Once risen, bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. If intestines get too dark, cover with aluminum foil. Let cool for 10 minutes before adding glaze.
  4. Make the blood glaze: In a medium bowl, combine all glaze ingredients and desired amount of red food coloring until smooth. Place in a piping bag and drizzle over creases of intestines. Enjoy!