Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

We slept in today. And by sleeping in that is 7:45 a.m. We are usually up by 6:00 a.m. Maybe it has something to do with the time change?

Needless to say I didn't even hear my husband get up for work, shower, be LOUD in the kitchen, or anything. It feel good. Although, I did wake up in a panic - thinking what time is it, why is the house so quiet, why isn't little man up yet, etc.

But, all was well! Sure beats my old job when I was leaving the house each morning at 6:20 a.m. and not returning sometimes till after 6:00 p.m.

And thanks for your "spice rack" suggestions yesterday! I'm tackling that cupboard today (I promise).

Okay, so I first saw this recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Butter on Iowa Girl Eats last fall. It looked so easy, and since it was homemade it didn't contain all that other crap you get when you buy a jar of pumpkin butter.

Guess what? I had never even had pumpkin butter before, but it looked so good, I decided to make it.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter
15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1/4 c. apple juice
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
3/4 t. pumpkin pie spice
3/4 t. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a small crock pot and stir to combine. Cook on high for 1 hour. Then turn down to low and cook for an additional 3-4 hours, stirring every hour, until the mixture is reduced by a 1/3 and it is dark brown in color. Allow to cool, store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

Mine stayed good for about 3 weeks, at which point I had eaten it all. Great spread on toast, bagels, fruit, in yogurt or oatmeal. I even mixed it one day with my peanut butter on my toast, which turned out to be a stupendous idea!

Does anyone else just love going to
homemade stands at farmer's
markets or craft shows?
I could browse the jams, jellies, butters, etc. all day long!

21 comments:

  1. This sounds awesome!! I am defenatly making it!! Have you ever tried the pepper jellies?? Last spring we found this adorable little shop selling it and we got a pumpkin pepper jelly-it was delish!! We used it on our Easter ham:)

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  2. Wow that looks good! I've never had pumpkin butter!

    I looooove the home made stands. They always have THE BEST pickles in the world. I'm a pickle whore.

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  3. I LOVE pumpkin butter! My favorite way to eat it is with peanut butter on toast. I have a recipe from Recipezaar that I make all the time, but Iowa Girl's looks good to, I'm going to have to try it.

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  4. You must have worn out the little man yesterday from all the housework! I have my spices in baskets, standing up and write the names on the lids (on black lids I use a small white sticker). Two of the baskets are kind of sorted like your blog name, sweet and savory. Third basket is everything else. Works pretty good until the husband messes with it!

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  5. Holy moly that sounds wonderful! Does it have a grainy texture from the brown sugar? Love the idea that it's in the crockpot :)

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  6. The farmers market is pretty much my favourite place to be!
    The pumpkin butter looks amazing!

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  7. Kristen, no it doesn't have a grainy texture at all...very smooth.

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  8. YUM! I love making butters and jams! I am itching for the farmers market to open! Can't wait :D

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  9. That looks so healthy, having a healthy sweets can really save you from diabetes.
    I bet some of the ingredients are also found in the spice rack.

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  10. I loooove little homemade treats from the Farmers Market :). Hopefully one day I will have time to make my own specialty but until then those do just fine!

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  11. Absolutely have to make this! Great idea and sounds delicious!
    And I have to say that I'm so jealous that you do not have to go to work...
    Not my favorite part of the day...

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  12. Yummm. pumpkin butter sounds very good. I have not had the pleasure, but I'll wager it's delicious!

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  13. Yummy. Your pumpkin butter looks and sounds very good. Here's another recipe for your reference at http://desigrub.com/2010/03/crockpot-pumpkin-butter/ . I would love to hear comment back from you on this pumpkin butter recipe.

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  14. Yummy. Your pumpkin butter looks and sounds very good. Here's another recipe for your reference at http://desigrub.com/2010/03/crockpot-pumpkin-butter/ . I would love to hear comment back from you on this pumpkin butter recipe.

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  15. The homemade stands are wonderful - there are so many amazing things. Your pumpkin butter looks absolutely delicious too!

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  16. this sounds delicous I love pumpkin I will try this for sure

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  17. The homemade stands are wonderful - there are so many amazing things. Your pumpkin butter looks absolutely delicious too!

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  18. Yummy. Your pumpkin butter looks and sounds very good. Here's another recipe for your reference at http://desigrub.com/2010/03/crockpot-pumpkin-butter/ . I would love to hear comment back from you on this pumpkin butter recipe.

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  19. I loooove little homemade treats from the Farmers Market :). Hopefully one day I will have time to make my own specialty but until then those do just fine!

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  20. That looks so healthy, having a healthy sweets can really save you from diabetes.
    I bet some of the ingredients are also found in the spice rack.

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  21. Wow that looks good! I've never had pumpkin butter!

    I looooove the home made stands. They always have THE BEST pickles in the world. I'm a pickle whore.

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