My Blue Kitchen
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
  Pumpkin Butter

Lily, Charlie and I made pumpkin butter today to give as holiday gifts to their teachers. We were all sick before Christmas so we are doing it now. This was very easy. We doubled the recipe so it took longer to make.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook

Cooker: Medium Round
Setting and Cook time: High for 2 1/2-3 hours cooker is uncovered during the last 30 minutes - 1 hour

1 29 ounce can pumpkin puree
1 1/4cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
juice of 1 lemon
1 T cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon apple pie or pumpkin pie spice

1- Put all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir with a spatula until well mixed. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring occaisionally.

2- Remove lid and let cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach desired thickness.

3- Turn slow cooker off and let cool to room temp in the crock.
Store covered in the refridgerator for up to 6 weeks or freeze for 3 months. Serve cold or at room temp.
Makes 3 1/2 cups
adorable!!!!! that's a fantastic teacher gift! they'll love 'em.

I like this blog a lot! You should post the birthday cake you made for Charlie a few months back. I have pictures if you need them.

Keep it comin'!

Po Po
Thank you Po Po.
Glad you are enjoying my blue kitchen!
What a great idea! I'm totally going to steal it!
I take that as the highest compliment!
I found the little 4 oz jars at Walmart out in Rockaway. Run them in the dishwasher with hot water and then take them out right before you fill them. That way the jars are sterile.
excellent idea.
i also would steal this idea, but unfortunately miles and lena's school has the terrible tradition of having the class parent send a letter home a few weeks before the holiday asking us to write a check for our teacher gift so they can buy a gift card. even with the amount on it. $50 for lena and $60 for miles! verry annoying.
did you save any of that pumpkin butter for your blog readers by any chance?
Wow, talk about stealing the gift giving spirit away from children (and adults). What ever happened to the joy of dunking some pinecones in glitter?

Yes, plenty of samples for the bloggers!
whoa! 50 bucks??! We had to give 5, (and the girls made each teacher a little bird doll).
You're gonna save a bundle when the kids switch to public school!
OK that's too freaking cute.
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