All in a Name

18 Nov
From pumpkin butter

 
Pumpkin Butter is a wonderful mystery. It is pumpkin, but it is not butter. Tricky, huh? Pumpkin Butter is so tasty, and making it fills your house with the aroma of winter spices. 

 

Also, I am all about buying organic, but pumpkins don’t make sense. I got my pie pumpkin from HEB for $1.69, but an organic pie pumpkin is something like $1.69/pound, and to get 5 cups of pumpkin you’re going to need a 4-5 lb pumpkin. Because pumpkins have such thick skin, the effect of pesticides on the innter fruit is negligble in compariston to say, grapes.

From pumpkin butter

Pumpkin Butter

makes about 5 cups.

5 cups pumpkin, seeded, peeled, and diced into 1 inch pieces.

1 cup apple cider

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups brown sugar

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon kosher salt

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir occasionally as you bring the mixture to boil. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain any excess liquid. Puree in a food processor or blender. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.


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