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I am back with another pumpkin recipe! Instead of cookies I'm showing you how to make delicious pumpkin butter to spread on your toast or bagels. My daughter has been enjoying pumpkin butter with her peanut butter sandwiches!
This pumpkin butter is really easy to make and is so delicious.
Now, I canned my pumpkin butter, but I want to give a disclaimer about canning pumpkin butter.
If you get on to the website for the National Center for Home Food Preservation they discourage canning pumpkin puree, and only using pressure canning for cubed pumpkin. They say the problem is that due to pumpkin's low acidity you can't keep it from going bad. However, I have read on other sites that as long as the internal temperature of the pumpkin butter reaches 248 degrees Fahrenheit you'll be ok.
It's up to you. I canned my pumpkin butter using a water bath method. I boiled the pumpkin butter for 1 hour and listed to them all seal shut (it's my favorite canning sound.) If you don't feel comfortable canning the pumpkin butter, you can just fill you jars and freeze them. I actually canned AND froze mine because I made a lot of pumpkin butter and want to give jars to people so I canned them and then froze them so that when I gift the pumpkin butter later I can advise them of what I've done, while ensuring the pumpkin butter's safety when I give it as a gift.
Ok, so this pumpkin butter recipe is for the crock pot. It is so easy. You dump your ingredients in, stir them together, set it for about 3 hours on high, and then stir it up. Then your pumpkin butter will be ready for canning (or freezing!)
Pumpkin butter is the perfect fall jam. It goes great on everything. Mix some pumpkin butter into your oatmeal in the morning. Then enjoy it with a cup of hot chocolate, preferably our pumpkin spice hot cocoa bomb. Doesn't that just sound like the best fall morning?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!