Like I said previously, I might overwhelm you with pumpkin recipes. In fact, this post alone may overwhelm you.
Last year I saw pumpkin butter and Trader Joe’s and bought a small jar. That stuff is expensive for the amount you get. $2.79 for a small, maybe only 8 ounce jar. If you don’t have time, energy, or the desire to make pumpkin butter, then that will suffice. But try to muster up the desire, because it is worth it!
After doing a little research on how to make some pumpkin butter, I realized how easy it is. I almost felt dumb for buying it last year. Can it really be THIS easy? Well, yes, yes it can be.
Once you have a batch made you may be tempted to add it to EVERYTHING you eat. I was tempted. Oh wait. I did add it to everything I ate for a few days. And you will reap the benefits of me adding it to everything because I took some pictures to show you of just how many ways you can use pumpkin butter.
Adapted from Gina’s Skinny Taste
1 can (29 ounces) pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp all spice
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium/high heat and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat to low/medium and simmer for about 45 minutes stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and enjoy some immediately (becasue you won’t be able to wait for it to cool) and save the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*I stored it in an old applesauce container I washed and saved, it worked perfectly.
How long will this last in the fridge? Not long because you will find yourself adding it to toast, oatmeal, maybe even your coffee?
Baked Brie with Pumpkin Butter
1 wedge brie
1/2 cup pumpkin butter
dippers: sliced apples and crackers
Cut the brie into chunks, mix it with the pumpkin butter and bake it in an oven safe dish for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Serve immediately with the dippers.
*I tried using light brie. Mistake. It doesn’t melt nearly as well as the regular full fat stuff. Splurge, go full fat for maximum taste!
Pumpkin Butter and Yogurt
Plain non fat yogurt, pumpkin butter and some banana. Try other fruit too, I want to try peaches next, YUM! Swirl it all together so you get a little pumpkin butter in every bite, delish.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Butter
Just a peanut butter and jelly, but with pumpkin butter instead of jelly.