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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pumpkin Butter

How did I not know until this fall that you could make amazing fruit butters right in the crock pot?  Well, it's true, and I'm addicted.

Last week I made apple butter (blended apples in the blender, added sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and let it cook down almost a full day)  So yummy!

Up next, pumpkin butter.  

This is a couple of different recipes morphed into one.

1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup apple juice 
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

Combine thoroughly and pour into crock pot.
Cook uncovered on low for about 7 hours (uncovered), stirring periodically, until it's nice and thick.  Package in containers (I got about 2 cups of pumpkin butter from this recipe) and store in the fridge or freezer.

Then, put in on just about anything: bread, toast, muffins, french toast, pancakes, and...dare I say...pumpkin bread.

And as a final note, having tried to photograph a couple of recipes in the last week or so, I have a new respect for all food bloggers.  It is not easy getting food to look decent on camera, let alone want to reach through the computer screen and gobble it all up right now because it looks so tasty!
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  1. You can do fruit butters in the crock pot?! I had no idea. My grandma makes the BEST apple butter, and I've considered making it loads of times, but I just can't bring myself to do all the work. I'm totally trying it in the crock pot...care to share the recipe you used?

  2. How fun to make your own! Pumpkin butter is so good!

  3. This seriously sounds amazing! And you make it sound so easy! My favorite part is that it requires very few ingredients- and they are things that I have lying around my house!
    Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project!
    PS We have a link party every Saturday and would love to have you stop by and link up!

  4. This sounds sooo good, my boys love apple butter, I am definetly going to try this. :) I'm a new follower!

  5. Hi there! I'm a a new follower, and enjoying your blog! Just thought I'd let you know I spent yesterday making pumpkin butter from your recipe and little Thanksgiving turkeys! The butter was delicious on toast this morning, and I think the turkeys are going to make it on to "napkin rings" today. Thanks so much for the great ideas!