try it! you’ll love it!

so i’ve recently become enamoured with smitten kitchen.  a food blog that will make your mouth water.  so many great pictures, recipes and commentary that’s equally as engaging.  its just an inspirational blog.   so many great food ideas,  documented so interestingly and well.   
the other day i made some pumpkin butter, a recipe i pulled off of smitten kitchen.  and  delight.

spread a bit of that on fresh baked croissants.  yum!  morning is bright.
(oh, and it’s SO easy to make….and you can refrigerate it for quite a while….)

here’s the recipe:

Pumpkin Butter
Adapted from AllRecipes

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree, approx. 3½ cups
¾ cup apple juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Juice of half a lemon

1. Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Adjust spices to taste. Stir in lemon juice, or more to taste.
2. Once cool, pumpkin butter can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

To preserve: Spoon hot pumpkin mixture into hot jars, filling to within 1/4 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

ok! go make! enjoy!!!

let me know!


6 responses to “try it! you’ll love it!

  1. What a great site!…I can tell already that I’m not gonna get anything done today…smitten to the core!

  2. I am totally going to steal some of those recipes, veganize them, and put them on my blog! Thanks for the link.

  3. no worries!
    veganize away 🙂

  4. I’m gonna have to totally agree on this one….i had it this morning and it was amazing!! after nate veganizes i’m gonna add steak to my spread..just jokes!

  5. Well, who doen’t enjoy a good pumpkin-steak spread every now and then?

  6. fo’ real tho’. 🙂

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