Weekend Cooking: Butters

When I have free time at work, which isn’t often here lately, I love to surf around on foodie heaven site TasteSpotting.   One day last week, these two different butter recipes came up and I instantly knew I had to try them.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

From BakedBree.com

2 (15-ounce) cans of canned pumpkin or about 4 cups of fresh
1 1/4 cups maple syrup
1/2 cup apple juice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Put everything in a slow cooker.  Mix it up. Turn it on and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.  That. Is. It.  Voila!  You have yummy, easy, amazing pumpkin butter!  You can keep it in the fridge for one week or freeze it for up to 6 months.

This made 4 half-pints for me.

Super Slow Cooker Cran-Apple Butter

From MommieCooks.com

10-12 Apples, Chopped
3 Cups of Whole Cranberries
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of White Sugar
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cloves
4 Shakes of Salt

Throw it all in your slow cooker and cook it on low for 12 hours.  Emulsify it smooth.

This made 3 pints for me.

Both are heavenly.  I had the pumpkin butter on a bagel with cream cheese and oh my goodness. The flavor is amazing!  Both of these recipes are so, so, so easy.  I’m so glad I tried them!  Jack supervised and gave his two bony fingers up!

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Butters

  1. I can just echo Kathy's comment. But that pumpkin butter in particular calls to me with its ginger. I have to come up with a house-warming gift next week and I think I'm going to bring a jar of pumpkin butter.

  2. The pumpkin butter looks easy and tasty, but I have absolutely no idea what I would use it for!

    I don't think we use these kinds of butter much here.

  3. Heee 😀 I love your little Jack 😀 Dammit!! I wish I would've seen this post yesterday 🙁 We just carved FOUR pumpkins! And through all of the pulp away 🙁 This would've been perfect as it sounds delicious!

  4. Oh my freakin' goodness, Heather!!! These both sound so incredibly good, I can't hardly stand it! Oh yeah, I see these both in my very near future…

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