Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Pumpkin Butter

This delicious topping is perfect for toast, pancakes, or waffles. It is a great source of Vitamin A and the flavor is enhanced by the sweetness of apple cider and spices.

Pumpkin Butter

1 - 29 oz. can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice or cider
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 and 1/2 cups white sugar*
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.

Spoon hot pumpkin mixture into hot jars. Cover and refrigerate until used.

Makes five 8 oz jars.

*Natural sweeteners may be used such as: date sugar, agave syrup, Sucanat, etc.

(USDA does not recommend canning pumpkin butter)

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Oh yummy! I love pumpkin and apple butter. :)

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