Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Maple Nut Pumpkin Butter

A little taste of autumn in a jar...


Maple Nut Pumpkin Butter

I decided to make a batch of this yummy maple nut pumpkin butter this afternoon to have for breakfast with our English muffins this week.  The batch makes enough to fill 4 4oz. jars with a little extra, so I will have enough for John and I and also a few jars to give as gifts (hmmmm, who can I surprise with these yummy fall treats)!  It will keep fresh in your fridge for up to a month and I am told it will freeze well too, although I have never frozen any... it usually doesn't last that long around my house! 


Ingredients (ops... I forgot the nuts!)
Maple Nut Pumpkin Butter

2 15oz. cans of pumpkin (or 1 large 29oz. can)
1/2 cup apple cider
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Place all ingredients except the pecans in a medium sauce pan on the stove and bring to a low boil on medium heat.  It will get bubbly and jump out of the pan so be careful because it is hot!  When it gets nice and bubbly reduce heat to med/low stirring frequently and continue to cook until reduced and desired thickness, about an hour.  About 1/2 hour into cooking I add my chopped pecans and stir. Let cool and then fill your small jelly jars.  Keep in refrigerator up to 1 month.  Decorate jars with fall ribbon, raffia, twine and a cute tag to give as fall gifts to special friends!  Enjoy



Mix all ingredients in pan (except nuts) and cook on stove top for about an hour until reduce until liquid reduces and you have desired thickness is achieved   Add your chopped nuts after about 1/2 hour of cooking.


Spoon the cooled maple nut pumpkin butter in desired containers


Draw a circle a little larger than lid on fabric to make a cute granny cap cover for lid



A rubber band works great to hold the fabric circle in place


I made some cute tags on the computer to attach to the jars I will be giving as gifts


Punch a hole to attach the tag to the jar with ribbon, twine, or raffia


Enjoy giving these sweet little fall treats to family and friends!

I decided to dress up the 3 jars that I will give away as gifts with a simple cotton circle top, some twine and a cute fall tag I made on my computer.  These would make great hostess gifts, treat your neighbor gifts, or just a nice little surprise for your friends... who doesn't love a little homemade love from the kitchen!  Make some yourself today, and share the love!