Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Pumpkin Butter

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pumpkin Butter

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. Usually my morning routine, is to have my post up and running no later than 9am! Well, that hasn't happened lately. A lot going on in our house!

Despite my lack of posts, I still have done some cooking. A few days ago I made a batch of homemade pumpkin butter. Fall is still on my mind - apples, football season coming, and now pumpkin.

I went all summer so far without making this, and I'm not sure why! Pumpkin seems to be the ugly step-child in the summer...


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.

Serve this with:
  • sliced apples

  • oatmeal

  • toast/bagels

  • vanilla ice cream

  • add to muffin or pancake batter

Speaking of fall coming (again), who is stoked about football season? Our beloved Iowa Hawkeyes are ranked pretty high in the pre-season polls, which always makes us a little nervous. We like to go in the underdog and then surprise everyone as the season goes on.

We are only a 30 minute drive from the stadium...I can hear the crowds now!

17 comments:

  1. Yum, that looks good and I'm always looking for something new to put on my english muffins in the morning! Now to just find 4-5 hours where I'll be home and able to 'babysit' the goods!

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  2. I'll be at the Iowa/Iowa game Ally!! I'm an Iowa State Alumni but a sister n' law to the biggest Hawkeye fan I know! So... I think I'll be wearing Gold but hiding Red, lol!!! This pumpkin butter looks so good. I'll have to make this with my Fall pumpkins :)

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  3. I'm excited for football to start again for sure! That pumpkin butter looks yummy....never made that before!

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  4. Mmmm, I love pumpkin butter! I have a recipe that I make in the microwave, but I'll have try this slow cooker version.

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  5. It's so funny how I never crave pumpkin in the summer, but right around August I start thinking about it and by September I'm CRAVING everything pumpkin!! :) Your pumpkin butter recipe looks so great!! I'll have to try it out!! :)

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  6. This looks amazing. At first I thought you meant flavored butter, but this is EVEN BETTER! I can't wait to make this and put it on everything! And I love my slow cooker. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. No you didnt! Pretty sure I have all this stuff in the cupboard! On another happy note Hawkeyes are destined for greatness this year!

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  8. I have been seeing a lot of pumpkin around the blog world lately!! It is getting me excited for fall (not for winter though!)

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  9. Looove pumpkin butter! I realy hope Libby's comes back this year- I still can't find any pumpkin! Not even the organic stuff. :/

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  10. This looks AWESOME! I love pumpkin butter and can't wait to make my own! Go Hawks!!!

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  11. i LOVE pumpkin butter - this is getting me in the mood for fall!

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  12. I'm so stoked football season is here! It screams fall to me. I love pumpkin butter. In fact, I keep a jar in the refrigerator all year.

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  13. I'm so stoked football season is here! It screams fall to me. I love pumpkin butter. In fact, I keep a jar in the refrigerator all year.

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  14. This looks AWESOME! I love pumpkin butter and can't wait to make my own! Go Hawks!!!

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  15. Looove pumpkin butter! I realy hope Libby's comes back this year- I still can't find any pumpkin! Not even the organic stuff. :/

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  16. Mmmm, I love pumpkin butter! I have a recipe that I make in the microwave, but I'll have try this slow cooker version.

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  17. I'll be at the Iowa/Iowa game Ally!! I'm an Iowa State Alumni but a sister n' law to the biggest Hawkeye fan I know! So... I think I'll be wearing Gold but hiding Red, lol!!! This pumpkin butter looks so good. I'll have to make this with my Fall pumpkins :)

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