Pumpkin Butter

The goodness of pumpkin is packed in a jar of pumpkin butter. You can get all the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients you desperately seek for healthy living from pumpkin butter. Pumpkin butter can be easily made at home, and the fitness freak in you would love to butter your bread with the nutrients entrapped in this vegetable butter.

Pumpkin butter recipe



Ingredients

One small pumpkin
Four cups of sugar
One teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Pinch of clove powder
½ teaspoon of ground allspice
Two tablespoons of honey



Method of preparation

Preparing pumpkin puree




Wash the pumpkin and dry it with a clean piece of cloth. Cut the pumpkin in two halves and scoop the flesh out. Remove the seeds. Put the scooped out pumpkin flesh in a large container, and add water and simmer for about half an hour on low heat. Remove the cooked pumpkin from the fire and allow it to cool. Now dice the cooked pumpkin into small cubes and put the pumpkin pieces in a grinder or food processor. Make sure that no lumps are present in the mashed pumpkin.

Making pumpkin butter

In a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree. Add sugar, honey, clove powder, cinnamon powder and allspice and blend the ingredients. Transfer the mixture in a separate container, and gradually bring it to boil. Keep stirring the pumpkin mixture. When the ingredients start boiling, reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for about 30 to 45 minutes. Constantly stir the simmering pumpkin butter. Remove the pumpkin butter from the stove and allow it to cool before transferring it into a glass jar for storage. Pumpkin butter could be refrigerated for about two weeks.

Creamy pumpkin butter

Ingredients

A small sized pumpkin
Three cups of low fat yogurt
One cup of powdered sugar
½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
1/8 teaspoon of all spice powder
¼ teaspoon of ginger powder

Method of preparation

Make pumpkin puree as described in the previous recipe. In a large bowl, add the pumpkin pie, yogurt, sugar and the spices. Blend the ingredients well and your creamy pumpkin butter is ready.



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