Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Butter

Another deliciously spiced autumn fruit spread. I've made pumpkin butter once before, but this time I used an actual recipe. It turned out so delicious, just as wonderful as the apple butter I made recently. I made pumpkin pancakes this morning specifically to serve with the pumpkin butter. I won't post the pancake recipe - they were dense and heavy, and not as good as I had hoped. Edible, just not post-worthy. Anyway, the pumpkin butter was the star of the meal, and it shone brightly.

Pumpkin Butter
1 (29 oz) can pumpkin puree (3 1/2 cups if you're using fresh puree)
3/4 cup apple juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar

Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.

Pack into small, freezer-safe containers leaving 3/4 inch space at the top. Store in the freezer. Makes 2 1/2 pints.

This would be good over regular pancakes, biscuits, bagels, toast, whatever! And it's also good over the pancakes when you add some maple syrup, yum...


bridget {bake at 350} said...

This looks heavenly!!! The theme for October Flavor-of-the-Month is pumpkin...I hope you'll link the up! :)

LittleSnowflakes said...

OMG! That Pumpkin Butter sounds sooo good. I will have to make some this weekend. Goodness knows I have enough pumpkin. I need to use it up to make room for this years crop.

Andrea said...

This is sooo funny. I saw this recipe pop up in an email today. I really wanted to try it but the one you have posted looks much better, more spices. I LOVE your blog, you are on the same budget idea I am. Good food, little money. My kids raved over the chocolate "mush".
Grabbed your button!
Andrea :)

Rachel said...

Oh, that looks so delicious! I love apple butter, but have never tried pumpkin butter! :D Yum! Thank you so much for the recipe!

I love this recipe for pumpkin pancakes. It's a moist pancake with lot's of pumpkin-y flavor! :)

~Miss Rachel~

Katy ~ said...

I have never eaten or made pumpkin butter, but I absolutely love all the flavors. This sounds so tempting I think I'm going to give it a try this week. Would make a lovely hostess gift for some friends I'm visiting later this week.

Zom! said...

You read my mind! Pumpkin (ok, squash) butter is in the works as we speak! Same recipe & everything. Neat Beets!

Candi said...

Can you use a crockpot to do this? I saw an apple butter recipe on where you can use a crockpot...

Stephanie said...

I assume you could do it in the crockpot. Just cook it until it's thickened. If you try it, let me know how it goes!