One of my favorite things to make in the fall is pumpkin butter! It is so easy and the result is like spreadable pumpkin pie for your morning toast or pancakes. You can also mix it into plain yogurt or oatmeal. Truth be told, I’ve even been known to eat it by the spoonful from the jar!
To make the pumpkin butter you will need:
29. oz can of pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. allspice
OR replace all individual spices with 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients (except lemon juice). Stirring frequently, bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add lemon juice, and let cool.
Once the pumpkin butter has cooled, pour into mason jars and refrigerate!
Just add the labels, tie with jute twine, and you have a perfect little fall gift for friends and family.
In addition to pumpkin butter, my jam collection includes apple butter, grape jam, raspberry jam, marmalade, strawberry jam, and peach jam! The best part is, these labels are FREE courtesy of World Label!