Vegan Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Spice Pastry Log

Flaky pastry dough filled with a date sweetened pumpkin puree, crunchy walnuts and decadent cream cheese, this moderately healthy breakfast or dessert is sure to become a seasonal favorite.

I already want to pick up some more dough and  dates so I can make another log for this week’s breakfast.  It pairs perfectly with a cup of aromatic tea or would be a nice bite of sweet to end a fall meal.

I want to experiment with other fillings too!  The pumpkin is a nice place to start though as the dates and pumpkin pair perfectly together to give a sweet but not cloyingly so flavor.  Yes, this one is a classic.  Make it and then share it, the world needs to know about this one.

Also check out this guide to Perfect Vegan Pumpkin Recipe Preparation

Vegan Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Spice Pastry Log

vegan pumpkin spice dessert

Prep time:  Cook time:  Total time:  Serves: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package of vegan crescent pastry dough in the sheet form, not the mini crescents
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ cup soaked medjool dates
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • ½ tsp black strap mollasses
  • handful chopped walnuts (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tbs vegan cream cheese (or a little more if you prefer)
  • Cinnamon for garnish on top

vegan pumpkin spice dessert

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Preparation:

vegan pumpkin spice dessert

  1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees (or whatever the instructions say on your crescent/pastry dough packaging)
  2. Combine pumpkin, dates, maple syrup, molasses, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender. Blend until mostly smooth, leaving a few date chunks intact.
  3. Spread pumpkin/date mixture evenly on rolled out dough.
  4. Sprinkle walnuts evenly on dough.
  5. Spoon the cream cheese vertically along one edge of the dough, to form a line of cream cheese.
  6. Start on the cream cheese end, and start carefully rolling the dough back up, into a pinwheel.
  7. Carefully transfer your dough log onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon, Bake for about 15 minutes, checking carefully. You want it to be golden brown on the outside to ensure dough i cooked on the inside.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes or so. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Serve immediately. Any leftovers can be reheated in the oven later.

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