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Pumpkin Butter {recipe}

Pumpkin Butter

VeganMoFo: Day 11

I miserably failed at MoFo’ing last week.  At least it was due to a good thing. Which I can’t share right now. I want to wait until VeganMoFo is over to share my good news. All I’ll say is that it involves cooking and I’m very happy! :)

While I was missing from MoFo-land I was busy thinking up pumpkin recipes. One that popped into my head was Pumpkin Butter. I’ve never made any sort of “butter” before and was excited to give it a shot. I knew the general idea of how to go about making it and I’m happy that it worked out so well.  My taste tester for this recipe said “Yes, definitely post this recipe!” I can’t wait to start spreading it onto everything I make over the next few days. I even have some ideas on how to work it into other recipes.

Pumpkin Butter

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice or cider
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 3 in (approx.) cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground clove
pince of allspice
1 teaspoon lemon juice

In a medium saucepan add all of the ingredients except the lemon juice. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Stirring occasionally, cook for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the lemon juice. Once it’s cool store it in a glass container in your fridge for up to a week (maybe longer!)