Friday, October 24, 2014

#PumpkinWeek - Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter




Hi and welcome to day 5 of #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

This is a ridiculously simple and perfectly delicious pumpkin butter recipe. I lived several of my childhood years in Pennsylvania and have fond memories of apple butter always gracing our condiment collection in the refrigerator but have never made any type of apple or pumpkin butter previously. There are MANY recipes and versions out there, but this one looked quick, simple, and I always love the chance to put my crock pot to good use - it's fun to find new ways to use it! This recipe is thick, creamy, and perfectly sweet and spiced. I LOVE the smell, texture, and taste, and it is a great accompaniment to fresh baked biscuits. My son was imagining it used as a frosting on some sort of pumpkin bread or cake - that's my boy!

I used Cinnamon Plus for the spices, but you can see the original recipe (linked below) for individual spices suggested and amounts - or use a pumpkin pie spice blend.


Check out all the #PumpkinWeek Bloggers and their recipes:
Pumpkin Pie Chia Granola by Love and Confections
Meatloaf-Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
White Chocolate Reeses Pumpkin Blondies by The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin and Corn Chowder by Curious Cuisiniere
Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes by Life Tastes Good
Pumpkin Spice Cookie Blossoms by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Curried Roasted Pumpkin Hummus by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Praline Frosted Pumpkin Brownies by My Catholic Kitchen
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by Making Miracles
Pumpkin Biscotti by The Pajama Chef
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake by Dizzy Busy and Hungry


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter slightly adapted from Recipes That Crock

Ingredients
1 15-oz container pumpkin puree
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar

Directions
  1. Combine the ingredients in a crock pot and blend together.
  2. Set temperature to high and cook for 3 hours, stirring about every 30 - 45 minutes to prevent burning, and to help ensure even blending and cooking of the ingredients.



10 comments:

  1. OH, I can just smell that cooking...my mouth is watering here.

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  2. I can just imagine how amazing this makes the house smell!

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    1. Spicy and sweet - smells like fall! :)

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  3. mmm, this looks excellent! love that it's so easy!

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    1. Me too! I love finding out something that I had no idea how to make is really this simple.

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  4. Ok all these awesome pumpkin butter recipes are killing me I need to try it! Love this slow cooker version.

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    1. I love pretty much anything I can throw in a crock pot! :D

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  5. Oh my! I bet that smells wonderful. I really need to make some pumpkin butter and soon!!

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    1. It is so yummy! I need to make another batch of fresh biscuits, because they belong together. :D

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