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Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter

It seems that I have been on quite the pumpkin kick lately! I sure have been enjoying the trip and the next stop was pumpkin butter. I had seen pumpkin butter popping up on the food blogging sphere and it sounded good. Last year I enjoyed an apple butter that I had made and I used that recipe as a starting point. The pumpkin butter was super easy to make as I already had some home made pumpkin puree on hand. The pumpkin butter was so good! If you like pumpkin will really like pumpkin butter. The pumpkin flavour is amazingly concentrated and good. The spices are reminiscent of pumpkin pie and there is a hint of apples in the background from the cider. So far I have been enjoying the pumpkin butter on toast in addition to by the spoon.

Ingredients:
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Directions:
1. Simmer everything in a pot until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce has thickened.

Similar Recipes:
Apple Butter
Roasted Apple Sauce

64 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

SUCH a luscious spread - yum!!

Megan said...

what a great spread! thanks for sharing this one, i'm definitely going to be whipping this up this weekend :)

Heather said...

ohhh, my. that looks amazing! i love these fall butters. they're so comforting and homey.

Cheryl said...

Sounds delish!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kevin...what a neat idea...that looks pretty yummy!!! I need to make some of this....

Hugs
Diana

giz said...

I knew you'd be putting all that pumpkin you hoarded to good use. This is the kind of butter that you need to fill small pretty glass containers with and give them as holiday gifts to friends and me. (did you get the last part???huh???)

Hannah said...

Pumpkin butter is the best!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. :)

Jacque said...

Interesting! I just saw a recipe for pumpkin butter pie, but it used a pre-made pumpkin butter.

Thanks for sharing, it looks delish!

Sharon said...

Wow, great! Simple ingredients!

soulchocolate said...

Oh yum! I bet this will work just as well for apple butter!!!! Great post.

Seamuffin said...

Oh, wow! I absolutely love pumpkin butter - I have a jar (two, maybe?) open right now. Apparently, I should have made it myself! Thanks for the recipe.

tigerfish said...

I want to spread this on a toast!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very tempting! Perfect on Challah bread!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jeena said...

I can just taste those spices now. :-)

Holler said...

That does sound quite delicious Kevin!

Cynthia said...

Kevin I have some pumpkin here too and have been wondering what to make with it... hmmm this pumpkin butter looks interesting... still deciding.

HoneyB said...

I'd love some pancakes this morning - topped with this pumpkin butter!

meeso said...

Pumpkin butter sounds great!

Sara said...

This looks great, I actually stocked up on canned pumpkin a few weeks ago, so I will try this soon!

Katrina said...

I'd seen a bunch of bloggers using and eating pumpkin butter, but have never found it to buy anywhere. Didn't know making it was so easy! Thanks. All your pumpkin and squash dishes lately look SO good!

Karen said...

That's a beautiful photograph, Kevin! I'm with you... I love pumpkin butter - and it's so easy to make. I canned some and gave them as Christmas gifts to co-workers a few years back.

Esi said...

I am on the same pumpkin kick! This looks like it would be so great slathered on some bread.

Jan said...

Wow - that's different! Looks like it's yummy!

nicole said...

OHhhh...Can I have some? Thanks for the recipe. My Dad will love some of this.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Great spread -- I'm going to substitute butternut squash, which I prefer to pumpkin but which gives the same texture and similar flavor. Delicious.

Maria said...

I want to spread this on everything!

Pam said...

How have I missed pumpkin butter? I love apple butter. Do you think this would work with a squash puree?

Beachlover said...

what a good idea to create pumpkin butter!! too bad I throw away my Halloween pumpkin away..

Steph said...

Yum! I love 0 fat butter!

Heather said...

That is so good on a warm crumpet.

Leslie said...

That would be dangerous for me to have on hand!!!

Elra said...

kevin, I never heard pumpkin butter before. This sounds delicious, Kevein.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I keep meaning to make apple butter, and now I've got to try this, too! Plus, it sounds very approachable--I really have no excuse. I could see myself going through that very quickly to top off my bagels. It sounds delicious!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, how gorgeous! The perfect fall and winter treat!

Parker said...

INteresting, never heard of pumpkin butter...bet it makes a great spread.

Lisa said...

I just purchased another pumpkin and also plan to try making pumpkin butter. Lovely image.

Melissa said...

That sounds delicious, especially with the hint of apples!

Tina said...

Yum! I love pumpkin butter! Nice recipe! :)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

wow, you are getting so very good! Pumpkin butter. I believe you can market this!

Megan said...

Thanks Kevin...this looks wonderful. I have tons of left over pumpkin too...I can't wait to make this!

megan of Bit of Nutmeg

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Cool idea Kevin! I just made a crustless pumpkin pie inside a pumpkin.

Happy cook said...

Yumm that looks really yummy delicious

Gloria said...

Kevin, you amazing me, this Pumpkin butter look absolutely nice and yummy!!!! Gloria

Jeanine said...

That looks really, really good, Kevin! I have some pumpkins that I need to cook & puree yet...this might be a great use for them!

Rosie said...

This is so inventive Kevin! What a wonderful spread. Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosie x

We Are Not Martha said...

Pumpkin butter is one of my fave things in the world! I'm a bit sad pumpkin season is over :( Can't wait for next year!!

Sues

Cooking nurse said...

Wow, that's yum!

Deborah said...

I've never had pumpkin butter before, but I can imagine how delicious it is!

Sandie said...

I just tried pumpkin butter for the first time last year, but have yet to make my own. Perhaps this is the push I need to get started!

Dawn said...

Kevin you will need to create a "cooking everything pumpkin cookbook" soon.
Another fine creation here--rather fine pumpkin creation.

Faery said...

Wow what a great idea and recipe, thanks for sharing

ttfn300 said...

my my, this looks just perfect!!

Ingrid said...

That seems awfully easy!
~ingrid

Sharon said...

I have all these ingredients! Brilliant. Looks quite yummy as well :)

Roochi said...

very nice spread

s said...

success! i made a batch today, enough to share with friends. but i am a little worried--in your estimation, how long before my batch goes bad? cheers.

Alexa said...

There's nothing quite like homemade pumpkin butter. Your recipe looks like the perfect morning treat!

Kevin said...

s: I kept the apple butter that I made last year in my fridge for a couple of weeks. The pumpkin butter is disappearing too quickly...

Anonymous said...

A huge gifted pumpkin is now tidily jarred up in it's new form...pumpkin butter. Really great stuff but oh so messy to make! I cheated and finished it in the microwave, much much faster than all that stirring and messy bubbles. I had to wash the floor when all was said and done.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Homecooked said...

Looks really good! I am hearing of pumpkin butter for the first time. Looks delicious.

KelliSue Kolz said...

I learned that my mouth does not enjoy pumpkin butter. Or perhaps I do not enjoy concentrated pumpkin flavor.

I'm glad I made it however, and my family is eating it. Thank you for posting the recipe. The butter is lovely scented too!

www.kellikolz.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Starting off Thanksgiving with lovely toast topped with pumpkin butter :) Thanks for the recipe!

Renard said...

Kevin--
This looks amazing, as do all the recipes on your site!
For a couple of years, I have been canning apple butter, and I was just wondering, do you think this pumpkin butter could be canned safely? I would think it could, because of the vinegar...and apple butter doesn't even have that....

Just curious what you thought.

Kevin said...

Renard: Yes, I would say that this pumpkin butter should can well!

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