With the Holidays Looming just around the corner, many people struggle with an economical approach to the gift giving season. Making and canning homemade pumpkin butter to give as gift this holiday season maybe just the thing for you!
Who doesn’t love the warm aromatic flavor of pumpkin pie? This recipe tastes like pumpkin pie in a jar! Spread over biscuits, toast or pancakes, the delectable flavor of this butter will thrill your taste buds and makes a beautiful (and thoughtful) gift. The recipe is simple and requires little time.
(I will include a video on how I prepare this recipe below)
This recipe yields 8 – 1/2 pint jars of Homemade Pumpkin Butter
You will need:
8 – 1/2 pint canning jars with lids and bands
water bath canner
3 cans pumpkin pie filling (15oz)
1 1/2 Cups water
3 cups granulated sugar (I like my pumpkin butter sweet, you can add less if you like)
3 Tablespoons Pumpkin pie spice.
Incorporate all well into a pan and simmer on stove top for about 20 minutes. Mixture will start out thick but will darken in color and thicken more during this time.
I like to do a water bath for mine but it will still need to be kept refrigerated and used up in a couple months.
When placing in jars, make sure the jars are sterile and warm. Be sure to leave 1/4 inch head space.
Clean each rim. Place warm lids and rings on making sure to tighten only finger tight (do not over tighten)
Place in water bath and bring to a boil. Once the boil starts, allow jars to remain in the water bath for 15 minutes.
Gently remove jars and set on a towel on the counter top. (do NOT place directly on the counter. The counter maybe cold and cause the hot jars to crack or break)
Leave jars undisturbed for 24 hours. After 24 hours, check to be sure all have sealed properly. Any jar that has not received a proper seal needs to be used (and refrigerated) within a couple weeks.
Let me know if you made this recipe for homemade pumpkin butter in the comments below!!