This is a quick and easy recipe that will how to make pumpkin butter in just over a hour!
Pumpkin Butter is an easy spread that can be used on everything from pancakes to dinner rolls and everything between! Make extra to give as presents, hostess gifts or party favors during the fall months.
The season for pumpkin everything is upon us! It seems like at the stroke of midnight on September 30th every recipe magically changes to “pumpkin spice” something. The irony is that most of these recipes are just that, a spice mix, not even actual pumpkin!
Pumpkin butter is actually made with pumpkin. Real pumpkin puree folks. WOW! But wait… it isn’t butter?
What is pumpkin butter? Pumpkin butter doesn’t contain any butter! It is a mix of pumpkin puree and a few other ingredient depending on the recipe. It should be smooth and velvety.
It also uses a homemade pumpkin spice mix and doesn’t contain any actual butter. When you think about it, it is more of an apple sauce type of consistency than actual butter. Unless you add enough sugar that essentially becomes a jam, but don’t do that. It is silly.
Pumpkin butter has a unique texture that is smooth, but if made from real pumpkin, will be a little grainy. Throw is in the food processor for a spin if you really want it to be smooth.
After it is complete, serve it on English scones, pancakes, waffles, toast, baked sweet potatoes really anything that needs a good slathering of deliciousness.
But that’s not it! Pumpkin butter uses are plentiful! Make pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin Sundays! Just get creative, there are so many other options to take this recipe to higher places!
You may still be wondering how to make pumpkin butter, start off by throwing all of your ingredients into a heavy bottom sauce pan. Heat them over a medium low heat until it’s bubbling. Stir well and reduce to low heat, continue to stir and let simmer for a hour.
Looking for fun hostess gifts or party favors? This pumpkin butter recipe is your solution! Make a big batch, can them and then decorate with lovely labels and colorful string.
If you loved this pumpkin butter recipe, make sure you check out these other easy pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Place all ingredients in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Heat over medium-low until bubbling.
Stir well and reduce heat to low. Continue to stir and simmer for an hour.
Mixture will have some texture, place in a food processor to make it smooth, if desired.
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