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Simple & delicious and easy pumpkin butter

Pumpkin. Butter.

Seriously.  Have you ever tried it?
A spoonful is like a mini explosion of pumpkin pie without the crust (and the guilt)
but with all the amazing warm and fuzzy delicious pumpkin pie yum.

And did you know that pumpkin butter is amazingly simple to make?
As in like 5 ingredients and about a half an hour
to warm pumpkin delightfulness. 

I actually made this pumpkin butter to be used in a different recipe that called for it
and with no pumpkin butter in stores yet in August -
I jumped in and made my own.

Let's talk about a couple bonuses of making it yourself.

You can customize the recipe.
Add apples, peaches, more spice, less spice, more sweet, etc.

You can choose all organic ingredients

It takes about 40 minutes to cook.
And it will take longer than that to run to the store,
wander down the aisles to find it,
drive home and make the toast to put it on.

And possibly the best bonus?

Your house will smell amazing while it cooks.

Oh yes.

And with several of you asking for the recipe recently-
I decided it was a perfect share for Friday Favorites.
Here you go:

Simple, Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Butter

Here is what you need:

One (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not canned pumpkin pie) 
or a small pumpkin (prepared)

½ cup of apple cider or pure apple juice 

½ cup pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
(or you can use individual spices if you prefer- this is just one most have on hand)

A pinch of sea salt to taste (optional) 

Here's how to do it:

Put your pumpkin (cooked or canned)
 in a saucepan along with the  apple cider, maple syrup and spices
and stir well to mix. 
Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. 
Simmer for about 40 minutes - stirring often to keep it from sticking 
and to keep it all mixed up. 

Allow it to cool before enjoying (which might be the hardest part of making it yourself!) 
and place into containers to refrigerate for a week.

And then spread on toast,
 enjoy in your oatmeal,
 or just eat a bite of it straight from the jar if you like. 

And I mentioned I tackled making this myself because it wasn't in stores yet when 
I needed it for another recipe....
and oh my...if you love pumpkin and cheese- you won't want to miss it.

Either way, pumpkin butter is perfect for everyday snacks
 perfect for entertaining set out with crackers and cheese 
and perfect for a spoonful whenever you need to feed that pumpkin craving.

Coming your way:
That recipe that called for pumpkin butter 
the cottage mantel
a simple how to on my autumn front door 
a table styling and recipe
a fun Halloween  tour
a bedroom reveal
and much, much more.

Hope all my friends in the path of the storm are staying safe and sound.

Happy weekend everyone.

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  1. OMG this pumpkin butter looks totally amazing! I am so infatuated with all things pumpkin lately (PSLs, Pumpkin & Ginger cookies, etc...), I would be the person to be eating it right out of the jar - NO SHAME!!! Thanks for sharing this seasonally fabulous recipe xo

  2. Hi Courtney, When Fall gets here I want everything pumpkin, and can't wait to make the butter. Have a great weekend.

  3. This butter looks so yummy!! Thank you for the recipe.

  4. This looks amazing! I HAVE to try it. xx

  5. This sounds wonderful - I can't wait to try it!!

  6. Sounds and looks yummy!! Will definitely try this but with a few modifications since I'm on a grain-free, sugar-free diet at the moment. But I do eat quite a bit of pumpkin on the SCD Diet, so I'll be adding this recipe to my repertoire. Thanks for sharing!