Pumpkin Butter Recipes

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    Pumpkin Butter is a combination of spices such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, with additional ingredients such as sugar . It is a tasty topping for breads, and other baked items as well as a favorite ingredient for a variety of cakes and cheesecakes.

    pumpkin butter and pumpkin

    Spicy Pumpkin Butter

    5 lb pumpkin gutted and quartere
    1/4 cup Dark brown sugar, packed
    2 tbsp Sugar
    1/4 cup Water
    1/2 tsp Allspice
    1/4 teaspoon Ginger
    1/4 teaspoon Cloves
    1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/2 tsp Cinnamon
    1 1/2 cup Pumpkin

    Combine the two sugars, water, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in a 4-cup glass measure.

    MICROWAVE on HIGH 3 minutes;then stir.

    Add pumpkin and microwave on HIGH another 5 minutes.

    Let cool and refrigerate. Keeps several weeks in refrigerator .  It can also be frozen.


    Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

    5 lb pumpkin gutted and quartered

    2 cups sugar

    2 tbsp cinnamon

    1/2 ts p. all spice

    1/2 tsp nutmeg

    Quarter pumpkin. Remove 'guts', seeds, and stem
    -leave the skin on -- set aside

    Place pumpkin &2 cups water in Crock Pot . Cook 4 hours on low.

    Scoop pulp out of pumpkin skin. That's the section you previously set aside

    Mash thoroughly to the consistency of Mashed Potatoes .
    Add sugar and spices to the mashed pumpkin.

    Cook down 6-8 hours on low setting then Spoon into jars.

    This recipe is made as a refrigerator butter.
    If you wish to preserve pumpkin butter for shelf storage, use a standard hot water bath canning method.

    Great on home made breads, or stirred into plain yogurt. Add sugar and spices to taste.


    Honey - Pumpkin Butter

    2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin
    1/2 cup honey
    1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/4 tsp. ginger
    1/8 tsp. cloves
    1/4 tsp. salt

    Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Simmer uncovered on low heat
    for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently until thick.

    When it is thick enough for you, pour into jars & refrigerate.


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