Pumpkin Butter a taste of Autumn
Pumpkin butter is a delicious spread on a crusty toasted baguette. Another way to spread pumpkin butter is on pumpkin spice pancakes. No matter where you are it will feel like Autumn, when you bite into something made of pumpkin! Make this easy spread and give to friends with a fresh-baked baguette, if you are dropping by as a guest for a meal. A unique treat for the holiday season.
A must for Thanksgiving day, lovely on pumpkin muffins, a snack before the great dinner.
Pumpkin spice pancakes top with pumpkin butter
Ingredients: Cut the recipe in half if it is only for you or a small family.
7 quarts Pumpkin puree or using a fresh pumpkin ( How to cook is posted below) *
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
5 cups sugar
If Giving as Gifts:
6 pint Jars
6 canning lids
6 canning rims (rubber)
Boil all canning material in a large pot of water. Make sure all jars are cool to room temperature for about 3-4 hours. before adding the pumpkin butter.
In a large saucepan mix all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer about 35 – 50 minutes until it thickens. Stir frequently.
You can also use a microwave. Using an oven glass dish, combine all ingredients except the pumpkin. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir and remove the dish.
Add pumpkin and mix the ingredients well. Set microwave on high and cook mixture for 5 minutes. Once cooked, removed stir and make sure all is mixed well.
Cool pumpkin butter before refrigerating and refrigerate for several hours. If you are going to jar the pumpkin butter for gift, once the pumpkin is a little cool (at this point do not refrigerate)
fill the jars when pumpkin is lukewarm . The pumpkin butter stored in glass jars will be good for 2 weeks in the refrigerator
Tip: When giving the pumpkin butter as a gift, advise the recipient that the jar is not sealed and should be refrigerated and consumed quickly.
You can freeze pumpkin butter for up to several months in a plastic container.
Pumpkin butter should be used within 2 weeks if giving as gift because due to the low acidity of any kind of squash, pumpkin butter puree are susceptible to ” botulism” and other bacteria. Avoid canning pumpkin butter or storing it for an extended period of time.
Pumpkin butter i taste great on yams or sweet potatoes
A Taste of Autumn