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Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Bit 'O Pumpkin!

This time of year, I make sure to always have some cans 'o pumpkin in the cabinet... nothing says fall like pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and this quick and easy recipe for pumpkin butter!  so good, and irresistable in a good old Ball jar topped with some fabric and ribbon.  Makes a great gift to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner.

Just a few basic ingredients...

2 - 15oz cans pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice
2 - teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 - 1/2 cups white sugar
2 - teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 - teaspoon ground nutmeg

Simply combine in a pot over medium heat, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and stir frequently for about 30 minutes or until thickened...

Grab your canning jars, some fabric and ribbon...

Add the pumpkin butter to the jars while hot, wipe rims and tops before adding fabric and ribbon...

There it is, nothing says Thanksgiving like Pumpkin in a Jar!!


Amanda said...

Did you seal the jars? How do you store the butter?

So cute!

Bri Taylor said...

As long as you add the pumpkin butter to the jars while still hot, the jars sealed themselves. Then you can store in a cabinet until opened!

Kristin Lynn said...

Saw this on Tatertots & Jello, such a great idea! I really want to try it out :)
Kristin Lynn

Angela said...

Just want to let you know that it is not safe to "can" this way....jars must be processed in a water bath to reach a high enough temperature to kill any bacteria. Just because they seal (with a clink) doesn't mean they are good to go.

As far as pumpkin butter goes....the water bath method doesn't even cut it. "Ball" has a great book out on the safe do's and dont's of canning.

I would suggest making the above recipe (as it sounds heavenly :)) and letting it cool then put into clean jars and store in fridge up to three weeks.

Bri Taylor said...

Angela, thanks for the note! I am new to canning and my source didn't mention any of the above! I will definitely check out the book before my next round of canning :)