feeling like fall – pumpkin butter recipe

It is definitely beginning to feel like fall around here. This is a highly subjective statement since I live in South Florida. Fall to me means when I go for my morning walk/run, it is hovering around 80 or instead of the 90+ I’m used to most of the year. To me that means it is “cool” enough to break out my favorite fall treat – pumpkin butter. 

If you like pumpkin, please make this. You will not be disappointed. 

Pumpkin butter
  • 30 ounces canned 100% pumpkin puree or fresh pumpkin
  • 1 and 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mild honey
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice 

Dump all the ingredients into a slow cooker and stir until well mixed. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the pot. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Before you know it your house will smell like pumpkin heaven.

    Remove the lid and let cook on HIGH for an additional 30-60 minutes until it thickens up a bit more. You can leave it as thick or watery as you like.

    Turn off the slow cooker and let the pumpkin butter cool to room temperature in the pot. Fill into into jars or other air-tight containers. Store covered, in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks or freeze in plastic containers for up to 3 months.

    Serve on anything and everything. It is especially yummy on toast in the mornings or warmed up over ice cream. Do not blame me for any added inches to your waistline. I’m right there with you but this is worth it. 


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    1. says

      I would like to point out the inches of this are probably a lot less then the processed stuff you can buy in the store. Making things from scratch is so much better for you!

    2. says

      Ooh! This looks delish, and pretty easy! Maybe even I could handle it? I love that it would make the house smell nice, too.

      There are so many pumpkin recipes floating around these days–I won’t hold you solely responsible for extra waistline inches. :)

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