It may not feel like fall yet (at least in Texas), but it’s sure beginning to taste like fall! Nothing tastes like fall more than pumpkin, except maybe pumpkin and apples…
And the smell… it’s like walking into a Yankee Candle store this time of year. There’s just nothing better than the scent of pumpkin and spices cooking in the kitchen!
I made my first batch of pumpkin butter last fall and I simply fell in love. I couldn’t believe I’d never had it before. I started adding it to everything. You wouldn’t believe the things you can do with this pumpkin goodness! Add it on top of ice cream or yogurt, spread it on toast or a homemade muffin, dip your hand-picked apples in it, make granola, add it to your morning oats…the list goes on and on! I’ll be showcasing some of my favorite recipes that use pumpkin butter soon, but first you need the prime ingredient!
Oh and did I mention it’s pretty healthy too?
Even better, it’s one of the easiest things to make. 30 minutes and some wonderful aromas permeating your house and you’ll have this quintessential fall condiment!
First, combine all the ingredients together in a medium sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes until it thickens a little bit. Stir frequently!
That’s it! Enjoy!
Adapted from SkinnyTaste
- One 29 oz can of pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 cinnamon sticks (you can also use about 3 tsp of ground cinnamon)
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium sauce pan.
- Bring it all to a boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
This will last a few days in the fridge or you can freeze a batch because, trust me, you’ll run out and want more!