Saturday, October 24, 2009

pumpkin butter and some pretty pictures

Pumpkin butter on banana bread with chocolate chips. Yum. Love all those strong flavors together. I know I've mentioned making pumpkin butter before. Here's the recipe: (from Glamour magazine, circa 1997!)

Pumpkin Butter

1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
1/2 c. apple juice or cider
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cloves
pinch of salt

Place ingredients in a saucepan and stir together. Bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring, 15 minutes or until pumpkin butter has become dark and thick. Makes about 1 and 1/3 c. pumpkin butter.

It's delish. You will love it. Usually I use this recipe as kind of a "guide" for using up the rest of a can of pumpkin leftover from another recipe, in which case it's sort of a half-batch.
I also wanted to share with you some images from this book.

Pretty, aren't they?


Inoureyes said...

I have to say that i have never seen a can of pumpkin before.
The book looks lovely

Joy said...

We're pumpkin butter lovers here too. My kids love almond butter/pumpkin butter sandwiches and eat them year round. :)

Jennifer said...

The pumpkin butter looks great, and the book is beautiful.

Tonya said...

That looks delicious. We are away for the weekend, but I can't wait to give it a try when we get home!

MoziEsmé said...

I've always wondered what to do with the leftover pumpkin in the can... Thanks for the recipe!

lil songbird mama said...


Jessica said...

Hands down- I'm making pumpkin butter! That looks so tasty. I've been eying that book and dropping hints that it would be a great holiday gift.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe. My daughter is allergic to milk, and most store bought pumpkin butters contain milk. I'm definately going to make this!


Anonymous said...

marybeth its kaylyn . and your pumpkin butter sounds really good . im going to try it later