Thursday, December 5, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Spread

So a few Christmases ago, my cousin from Georgia brought my husband and me some pumpkin butter from a local boutique. I had never eaten pumpkin butter but have grown up loving apple butter, so this could not be much different. But, pumpkin??? I waited for a while before getting around to the jar but once I did, I was hooked.
Pumpkin butter is a delicious, thick pumpkin puree cooked down with spices. Imagine spreading a homemade pumpkin pie on your biscuits or toast in the morning. Who wouldn't like that??? I have also used the pumpkin butter to make homemade oatmeal breakfast bars. DELICIOUS!
I think one of the greatest things about this recipe is that not only does it use up the pumpkins harvested during the fall, but it also could not be easier. Additionally, this simple recipe makes more than enough to put in small jars for holiday gift giving.
I hope you will give this recipe a try. You will be amazed!
10 Cups Pureed Cooked Pumpkin
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Pound Light Brown Sugar
1. Place all ingredients into a large slow cooker. Stir to combine.
2. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 3 hours. Stir every 30 minutes.
3. Remove the lid and continue cooking on LOW for 1 hour or until thick.
4. Allow to cool.
5. Place in airtight containers and store in the refrigerator.

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