Warp-Speed Pumpkin Butter


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Serves: 16, Yield: 2 cups

About This Recipe

“Warp-Speed because you make it in the microwave – no all-day cooking for this spicy-sweet spread! My kids like to put it on their toast, and pretend they’re having pumpkin pie for breakfast! It does taste like pumpkin pie filling, and makes a wonderful hostess gift. Make sure your recipient puts this right into the refrigerator! NOTE: Don’t try to “home can” this. It’s hard to get the dense-textured pumpkin hot enough in the center to assure it has processed properly, and from what I’ve seen, the USDA recommends against it. Just make a small batch up when you want to give someone a treat! Microwave times are approximate, as ovens vary.”

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin ( NOT pumpkin pie filling mix)

Directions

  1. Combine everything except the canned pumpkin in a microwaveable one quart bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, then stir.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin well, and microwave on high 5 minutes longer.
  5. It should be bubbly.
  6. Put into clean, sterilized jars for gift-giving, or into other clean, airtight containers for home use.
  7. Let cool slightly, then refrigerate.
  8. This will keep several weeks in refrigerator or can be frozen for longer storage.
  9. This cannot be kept in your pantry- must be refrigerated or frozen.
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