Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cooking Thursday~~Pumpkin Butter

It's that time of the year again.  Cool crisp days, leaves changing colors, apples, and pumpkins everywhere we look!  I didn't do any last year and really missed it!  I'll give apple butter a try again as well!  I use this on biscuits, as a filling in the thumb print cookies and more.  You could probably do this in the crockpot as well.

Pumpkin Butter

16 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup lemon juice
8 cups sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until the mixture is thick.  Keep stirring while it is on the stove so it doesn't burn. 

Pour into hot clean canning jars.  Leaving 1/2 inch head space.  Put the lids on and process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

***NOTE: if you use fresh pumpkin it will take longer to cook down because of the extra moisture in it.***

Makes 12 (8 ounce) jars.  A lot of the time I use 4 ounce jars so I can give them out as gifts.

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Amy said...

I've done apple butter and pear butter. I will have to try pumpkin. I like to add ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.

Have a wonderful day.

Renee said...

Thanks so much for this recipe. I can't wait to try it!

Sandra said...

Ahhh that sounds amazing....thank you Jen :)