Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Butter

One of my co-workers retired today. 
She is a sweet, sweet woman, always lending an ear & flashing a smile.
So, I wanted to make her a little "send-off something" to let her know that she'll be missed. Not really knowing her interests, I decided a food-ish gift was a pretty safe bet. So, I whipped up a batch of pumpkin butter. I mean, who doesn't love pumpkin in the fall?! I even doubled the batch so that I could have a few more gifts to give to friends.
1 3/4 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
1 cup applesauce
3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Directions: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 1 1/2 hours. Transfer to containers & chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Add a ribbon & cute card & you're good to go!
I didn't "can" these, I just used the cute lil jars & kept them refrigerated. Just be sure to make that distinction to the recipient
if you're giving them as a gift. Enjoy!


LeJess said...

Oooh I have been wondering about pumpkin butter! I cant wait to try this.
Question much does this yield?

Jen said...

I doubled the recipe and it made about 4 cups. I filled 7 of the jars in the photos. Enjoy! :)

LeJess said...

Hi again!
Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I made it, easy peasy, and turned out amazing!
I blogged about it....with a shout out to you today. =)

deb cogar said...

If you bake this in the oven you get same results and don't have to worry about scorching or splattering.

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