Maple Pumpkin Butter

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours

Description

A nice variation on apple butter and delicious on muffins, scones, and quick breads.

Ingredients

3 pounds
pumpkin
1/4 cup
maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon
cloves, ground
1/4 teaspoon
ginger, ground
1/4 teaspoon
nutmeg, powdered
1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract

Instructions

Slice pumpkin into large chunks and remove the pulp and skin. Boil pumpkin until very tender and drain the water (about 20 minutes).

When cool enough to handle, process pumpkin in a food processor, scraping down the sides occasionally, until very smooth.

Add maple syrup, spices, and vanilla. Process for an additional minute.

Return mixture to the sauce pan and cook, over low heat, until very thick and no excess liquid remains, about 45 minutes.

If you plan to use it within the next week or so, you may simply store it, covered, in the refrigerator.