Wednesday, September 17, 2008


If you have enjoyed pumpkin butter from farms stands, and wanted to make your own, but thought it might be too difficult; guess again!
These step-by-step directions will make it so simple, anyone can make better pumpkin butter and at a much lower cost.

Now, with a crockpot, it's easy!

A side benefit is that your house will smell wonderful while it is cooking - much better than potpourri!


8 cups canned pumpkin
4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
6 tablespoons of lemon juice


Add the lemon juice to the pumpkin and spices.
Set the crock pot on low or medium heat.
Cover it loosely or use a large pot splatter-guard. It will spatter as it boils slowly, so I also cover nearby surfaces with towels. You don't want to seal it tightly because you want the steam to escape so it can reduce in volume and thicken.
Leave it to cook for 6 - 8 hours. How long depends on the size and power of your crock pot, and how thick you like it, If you want to stir it occasionally, that's fine but not necessary.

Spoon hot pumpkin mixture into sterilized, very hot, pint or half pint 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.

This is like eating Pumpkin Pie on toast….

***Prepared this way, the jars have a shelf life of 6 months in the fridge. Note that it should NOT be stored on the shelf, unrefrigerated!!


Kindra said...

That does look yummy! I always love fall food. It's so comforting.

And thank you so much for visiting my blog! Great to hear you are from Minnesota! What a great state and we hope to visit there again real soon!

nyafarmgirl said...

Thank you so much for sharing the to try this one it looks wonderful.

Pam said...

Sue that looks sooooooo good. I'm going to try that one for hubby. He loves apple butter so he will love this one.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Pam

Jill said...

This looks divine! I may have to try it this weekend.

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Sue, do you make this? I love apple butter and would love to try this as well... xox

oodlekadoodle said...

Yes Carla I make this....It is as easy as the slow cooker apple butter and I love easy..Thanks to everyone for your comments..