Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Butter...and a temper tantrum

Its that time of year...pumpkin pumpkin everywhere. There are alot of ways to use pumpkin. Since I am a Fallaholic...yes that's right I am officially addicted to Fall. Its my favorite time of year. I thought I would show you one of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Its pumpkin butter. Have you ever had a fruit butter? Like apple butter is pretty common...and peach butter is out there.. Basically what you do is you take pumpkin and some ingredients and then cook it low and slow. It is awesome served on toast, bagels, scones or a hot buttered biscuit. I have a few ways I like to use it that I will post recipes for.. but first things first I got to show you how I make it. Because you cant make the other recipes...if you don't have the star ingredient.

Now I really like to make things homemade. Its fun for me. Generally my pumpkin butter is no exception. I love to get a pie pumpkin cut it and roast it and make homemade puree. I tried to do that this time. Except I bought an indestructible pumpkin. Nothing I did would cut it. I have never had this happen before. I used my sharpest knife...and then I sharpened it even further. I may or may not have went to my husbands tool box and got a screwdriver and hammer...ahem.. NOTHING WORKED! I then may or may not have had a little temper tantrum where I threw the pumpkin down outside on a concrete porch...and that pumpkin may or may not have BOUNCED...into the yard like nothing happened. Needless to say after gathering my Southern belle composure (haha) I proceeded with the recipe using a can of pumpkin. So check it out...this is the method before pumpkin madness...


Pumpkin Butter

1 can of pumpkin
1/2 c + 1 T. Brown Sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t. cloves
2 T. Orange Juice
3 T. Apple Juice
2 t. vanilla
1/4 -1/2 c. pecans

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast the pecans for 5-7 minutes. Put the pecans in your food processor and make a paste...adding a little pumpkin puree if you need to. I literally had to process it for almost 5 minutes with my little mini processor. Put all your ingredients in a sauce pan.. bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes. Taste along the way and feel free to sweeten additionally or add more spices to your taste.This will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks... or you can freeze it for 6 months
*you see those weird spaces up there... pretend it was on purpose and not just that I repel technology and blogger hates me...because no matter what I do...they wont go away!! Even my husband computer guru extrodianar tried and looked at me and said well you did it again...you broke technology.




I am linking up at the following:

Someday Crafts-Whatever goes Wednesday

Mom's Crazy Cooking-This weeks Craving

Southern Lovely-Show and Share

Sew Much A Do-We did it Wednesday

At Home, Take 2-Wonderful Food Wednesday

Somewhat Simple-Blog Linky Party


Blissful and Domestic-Friday Feature


Western WarmthWeekend Warmth

French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday

Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons-Kitchen Fun and crafty friday
 
Simply Designing-Simply Linky
 
The Shabby Nest-Frugal Friday
 
Lovely Crafty Home-Lovely crafty Weekend
 
Just us Four-Pinworthy Projects
 
Homemade Simple-Foodie Friday
 
 
Tatertots and Jello-Weekend Wrap up
 
Six Sisters-Strut Your Stuff
 
Or So She Says-Your Great Idea

 
 
You are talking too much-Meet me monday
 
DIY Home Sweet Home-MMM #79
 


20 comments:

  1. I just did a post about pumpkin butter. I am going to link this recipe up if you don't mind.

    Thanks for this!

    julie @ Naptime Review

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    1. No Julie I don't mind at all... link away!

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  2. Hi Cas! Came by from Just Us Four's blog hop and I'm a new GFC follower. I love your about section. You're refreshingly straightforward. Come by sometime. :)

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    1. Thanks Sherry.. I am so glad you found me... I am following back... because my hubby and I are attempting project together right now.. We are building our own farmhouse table... and straightforward is all I know how to be.

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  3. hey girl! thanks for stopping by and commenting on Testimony Thursday! I would love if you sent me over a Testimony about being a cancer survivor and how the Lord healed you!
    I tried responding to your comment via email but it says you're a no reply blogger...if you google how to fix it there should be an article letting you know what to do! It'll make commenting a lot easier and better for ya and you'll start realizing that people have been trying to respond to comments all along. haha.

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    1. I had no clue hopefull I got it fixed..lol

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  4. I am a little obsessed with pumpkin right now so I have got to try this! New follower to your blog! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to follow you... a fellow cook! Be sure and watch for whats coming up... I am going to make pumpkin pie rolls with that pumpkin butter!

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  5. I was born in the Fall, my favorite color is orange... and I love pumpkin. Thank you for sharing your pumpkin butter recipe on foodie friday and welcome to the party.

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting! I was born in April... I have orange accents all thru my house...because when I see orange it remids me off Fall and Fall makes my heart sing!

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  6. That looks super delish! I have a Pumpkin Recipe link up party going on if you’d like to join in: http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/sew-licious-pumpkin-recipe-hop/

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite I would love too!

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  7. Hi Cas, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you so much Chris. I cant wait to check your blog out!

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  8. DELICIOUS!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Thank you for the invite... I would be glad to link up.. now to decide which one

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  9. I make one simple one with applesauce. I will definitely make your version. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your very welcome... I love cooking it gives me peace.. well except for pie crusts.. I could tell you a story about losing it over a pie crust... Im blaming pregnancy hormones..lol thats my story and Im sticking to it..lol

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  10. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Sorry to miss out on the hop...catch you on the next one.. I got lost in Mommyland.

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