Who doesn’t love pumpkins? Bring something new to the table this year by whipping up a batch of Spiced Pumpkin Butter to share with friends and family. You will even have extra jars to gift or store for later use. You will love the warm spices in this creamy spread!
Spiced Pumpkin Butter
I love all kinds of fruit spreads. They make a wonderful addition to homemade bread and rolls. What better addition for switching up your PB&J for a new Fall favorite?
I’m lucky enough that I rotate growing pumpkin one year and then watermelon the next year in a corner of my garden. I love pumpkin in all things. From pumpkin pie to pumpkin chili, I love this little addition of Fall to any recipe.
Welcome Change to the Holiday Table
We always have pumpkin pie on the table. It’s just part of our family tradition. But having options to use with other bread on the table and still get that pumpkin flavor is such a nice change of pace. I’m not a big dessert person, so getting pumpkin with my biscuits or dinner rolls makes it so much better for me.
We out here in the boondocks are accustomed to our fruit spreads. We grew up using these not only on bread but on waffles and pancakes. Nothing beats a spread of homemade fruit with a hearty breakfast plate. Typically it’s apple butter in my family, but there aren’t many fruits that can’t be made into a delicious spread.
Homemade Holiday Gifts
I love being able to make and can things to give as gifts over the holiday season. I’ve been known to take a jar of this to serve during the meal and an additional jar as a hostess gift. People seem to love homemade foods, especially in jars that they can store for later.
Label it, wrap it with a pretty bow, and let your host/hostess know that you were thinking about them and appreciate them by giving them a gift of homemade food. They will surely appreciate it.
Spiced Pumpkin Butter Chartreuse Board
Chartreuse boards are all the rage these days. Add some of this wonderful Spiced Pumpkin Butter to your board. Serve with crackers and cheeses to really bring the feeling of Fall to the table this year.
Home Canned Spiced Pumpkin Butter
- water bath canner
- 2 2 1/2 to 3lb pie pumpkins *You may substitue two 15-ounce cans of pumpkin and skip step 1.*
- 1 1/4 cups pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375F. Scrub pumpkins and cut them into 5-inch square pieces. Discard stems and any seeds. Place pumpkin in a single layer, skin side up on a foil-lined baking sheet. (Use to if necessary to maintain a single layer of pumpkin.) Cover with foil and roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Allow to cool. Scoop pulp from the rind and puree in batches with a blender or food processor. Place puree in a colander lined with cheesecloth. Allow to stand 1 hour to drain excess liquid.
- In a heavy 5-quart pot, combine pumpkin puree, maple syrups, apple juice, lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. To to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncover, for about 25 minutes, or until thickened. Stir often.
- Ladle pumpkin into hot half-pint glass canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe the rims, place lids, and screw lids on to just fingertight.
- Can using a water bath canner. Make sure that the water is at least 2 inches above jar lids. Process 30 minutes. Remove jars to a flat, heat-proof surface. Allow to cool for 24 hours. Check seals. Label and store.
Let me know your thoughts on this home canning recipe. I love to hear from you.